Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Song Lyric Dissection: Europe's The Final Countdown

Did you guys piss off Superman or something?

Europe's most popular hit. It plays in every stadium or arena in a close game. Its a really cool song, but really bad lyrics. 

Verse: We're leaving together
But still its farewell
And maybe we'll come back 
To Earth who can tell?

Farewell to who? If you're leaving together, then why are you saying farewell to each other? And, I'd hope you'd come back to Earth. Where else would you go?

Verse: I guess there is no one to blame
We're leaving ground
Will things ever be the same again?
Its the Final Countdown

Well, I guess we could blame you, since you're the one leaving...or the people in mission control! And,
 do you really think you have that much influence that things would change if you went away? That's pretty egotistical, don't you think? However, nothing will be the same if it truly is the final countdown. That usually is referenced to a nuclear rocket launch, not a commercial space flight which it seems that you are referring to.

Chorus: The Final Countdown

Verse: Oh we're heading for Venus
And still we stand tall
Well maybe they've seen us
And welcome us all

Why would you go to Venus? Its EXTREMELY hot on that planet because its so close to the sun. Do you want to fry??? Not to mention the atmosphere is toxic to humans. And, I've never heard of any movies made about aliens invading from Venus. And, if they are welcoming you, they are assuming you are stupid because you don't know how dangerous that planet is to humans. They are luring you to your death! Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!
Don't go to Venus! You'll burn up!!
Verse: With so many light years to go
and things to be found
I'm sure that we'll all miss her so
Its the Final Countdown

Chorus: Its the final countdown

Wait a minute. Do you have any idea how far a light year is? Well, its MUCH farther than the distance from Earth to Venus. Just a little trivia for you...It only takes light 8 minutes to get to Earth from the sun. And, WHO will we all miss? You haven't mentioned anyone in this song other than you who are leaving. Now, you're talking about someone else who is leaving?? Who is this mystery person? Maybe the line was originally written 'We'll al miss EARTH so' which would make more sense. But, that is not the lyric.

It was supposed to take these guys 75 years to get home.
You guys think you'll get there before "she"
dies of old age?

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