Lorelei - Scorpions - Sting in the Tail

Lorelei
(Scorpions)

Lorelei
by Scorpions

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Lorelei ” is a song from the album Sting in the Tail, the seventeenth studio album by German hard rock band Scorpions. It was released on 19 March 2010 in Europe (14 March in Greece) and on 23 March in North America. At the time it was a farewell album, released prior to their farewell tour. Band members explained that the sound of the album would have been similar to that of the classic releases of the 80s, but with a modern twist. The Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour promoting the album was initially reported to be the band’s last tour, though this proved not to be the case. In later interviews given after the tour had started, at least two band members (Klaus Meine and Matthias Jabs) stated that the band was not going to stop touring and was in fact, working on new material.
“Lorelei” is a song about the legend of the water-spirit Lorelei who lives on the top of the rock Loreley above the river Rhine.

Lyrics

Lorelei

There was a time when we sailed on together
Once had a dream that we shared on the way
There was a place where we used to seek shelter
I never knew the pain of the price I would pay

You led me on with a cloak and a dagger
And I didn’t know you had made other plans
You had me believe we were meant for forever
I really thought my heart would be safe in your hands

Lorelei
My ship has passed you by
And though you promised me to show the way
You led me astray
You were my lorelei
What kind of fool was I
Cause I believed in every word you said
And now I wonder why

Lorelei
There was a time when we held one another
Baring our souls in the light of the flame
Those were the days now I’ve lost my illusions
Sometimes I wake in the night and I call out your name

Lorelei
My ship has passed you by
And though you promised me to show the way
You led me astray
You were my lorelei
What kind of fool was I
Cause I believed in every word you said
And now I wonder why

Lorelei
Now there’s a light that shines on the river
Blinding my eyes from so far away
Shot through the heart but now I know better
As hard as it is to resist the song that you play
Lorelei

Songwriters: Eric M Bazilian / Klaus Meine / Rudolf Schenker / Fredrik Nils Thomander / Anders Sten Wikstrom