Humanity
Scorpions Lyrics


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Humanity
Auf wiedersehen
It's time to say goodbye
The party's over
As the laughter dies
An angel cries

Humanity
It's au revoir to your insanity
You sold your soul to feed your vanity
Your fantasies and lies

You're a drop in the rain
Just a number not a name
And you don't see it
You don't believe it
At the end of the day
You're a needle in the hay
You signed and sealed it
And now you gotta deal with it
Humanity
Humanity
Goodbye
Goodbye

Be on your way
Adios amigo there's a price to pay
For all the egotistic games you played
The world you made
Is gone

You're a drop in the rain
Just a number not a name
And you don't see it
You don't believe it
At the end of the day
You're a needle in the hay
You signed and sealed it
And now you gotta deal with it
Humanity
Humanity
Goodbye
Goodbye

Run and hide there's fire in the sky
Stay inside
The water's gonna rise and pull you under
In your eyes I'm staring at the end of time
Nothing can change us
No one can save us from ourselves

You're a drop in the rain
Just a number not a name
And you don't see it
You don't believe it
At the end of the day
You're a needle in the hay
You signed and sealed it
Now you gotta deal with it
Humanity
Humanity
Humanity
Goodbye
Goodbye




Goodbye
Goodbye

Overall Meaning

The Scorpions song "Humanity" is a powerful commentary on the state of society and the destruction of the world we live in. The first verse is a goodbye to a world that has been destroyed by humanity, as the singer acknowledges that the party is over and the laughter has died. An angel cries, symbolizing the sadness and despair of the world. The second verse is a critical evaluation of humanity itself. The singer says goodbye to our insanity, vanity, and lies – that we have sold our souls to feed these things. We are insignificant in the grand scheme of things, a drop in the rain, and we don't even see it or believe it. We have to deal with what we have done.


The chorus repeats "Humanity" and "Goodbye" four times, emphasizing the finality and hopelessness of the situation. The bridge urges the listener to face the consequences of our actions, as there is a price to pay for the egotistic games we play. The world we have created is gone and there is nothing left but goodbye. The final verse warns of impending disaster – fire in the sky, rising waters, and the end of time. In the end, we are all drops in the rain, just numbers without names, and we have to deal with the consequences of our actions.


Line by Line Meaning

Humanity
This song is about humanity and its ultimate downfall.


Auf wiedersehen
Goodbye in German, signifying the end of something.


It's time to say goodbye
A goodbye to something that is no longer good or beneficial to humanity.


The party's over
The fun times are over.


As the laughter dies
The end of the joyous mood.


An angel cries
The sadness or mourning of something that is now gone, maybe a past memory or something dear to humans.


Humanity
Sticking to the main theme, the singer addresses humanity.


It's au revoir to your insanity
A goodbye to their insanity, to the unwise or unreasonable behavior and decisions that have caused trouble for them and possibly others.


You sold your soul to feed your vanity
You have given up morals, ethics, and values to satisfy your own selfish desires and taste for luxury and fame.


Your fantasies and lies
Your unrealistic and untrue beliefs about how things should be, or how you think you are perceived by others.


You're a drop in the rain
You are insignificant and easily forgotten, just like one drop in a whole rain shower.


Just a number not a name
You are one of many, the importance and individuality of your name being diminished.


And you don't see it
You are unaware of your own insignificance.


You don't believe it
You refuse to acknowledge your lack of importance.


At the end of the day
In the long term or after the fact.


You're a needle in the hay
You are insignificant and nearly impossible to identify among many other similar things, just like a needle in a haystack.


You signed and sealed it
You have accepted and made an agreement about something, probably something that will have long-lasting effects on your life and the lives of others.


And now you gotta deal with it
You have to now face the consequences of your actions.


Be on your way
It's time to move along, make changes or improvements in one's life.


Adios amigo there's a price to pay
There are always consequences or a hefty price to pay for one's actions.


For all the egotistic games you played
All the selfish and inconsiderate actions taken that caused hurt or harm to others.


The world you made
The world that you have created based on your actions and decisions.


Is gone
Loss or end of anything valuable, significant or that made sense.


Run and hide there's fire in the sky
The world around us is unforgiving and violent.


Stay inside
Protect yourself from the dangers that exist in the world outside.


The water's gonna rise and pull you under
Telling humans that the world will inevitably reach a point of no return, at which point people will be unable to save themselves from calamitous mishaps.


In your eyes I'm staring at the end of time
This line signifies a certain level of hopelessness in the way humans look at the future.


Nothing can change us
Humans are stubborn and resistant to change.


No one can save us from ourselves
Humans are their own worst enemies and most destructive force on earth.


Humanity
Bringing back the focus to the theme.


Goodbye
A final farewell, a last goodbye to something gone.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ERIC M BAZILIAN, DESMOND CHILD, MARTIN H. FREDERIKSEN, KLAUS MEINE

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