Friday, May 27, 2011

SONGS I LIKE - Still Loving You (The Scorpions)

Your pride has build a wall, so strong
That I can't get through.
Is there really no chance
To start once again?

The Scorpions are a German band that has been around since the 70s with few changes in the band's membership. They had their greatest success in the 80s with the albums Animal Magnetism, Blackout, and Love at First Sting, but were a popular band already by that point. The song "Still Loving You" was on Love at First Sting and has endured as a rock ballad on classic rock radio.

The song is about a man who wasn't everything he could have been for a woman, hurt her, and finally had his love rejected. Yet he can't stop loving her and is looking for a way to win her back. All he asks for is time and a chance to show her the love that they once had, and to prove he can be better this time.

Whether or not he will be a better man isn't clear, the song is just a long pleading cry of love to a woman he can't forget, and the way it is presented is so powerful and beautiful you can't help wondering if she wouldn't give him a second chance. Which is too bad for her, probably.

The longing themes of wanting someone you don't have and almost begging them to return are strong and I can see why this song has lasted so many years. Klaus Meine can scream with the best rockers, but his voice here is almost breaking with emotion and I have to wonder if he didn't write it about a real situation with a real girl he'd betrayed with, say, a 15 year old groupie.

Time, it needs time
To win back your love again.
I will be there, I will be there.

Love, only love
Can bring back your love someday.
I will be there, I will be there.

Fight, babe, I'll fight
To win back your love again.
I will be there, I will be there.

Love, only love
Can break down the walls someday.
I will be there, I will be there.

If we'd go again
All the way from the start,
I would try to change
The things that killed our love.

Your pride has build a wall, so strong
That I can't get through.
Is there really no chance
To start once again?
I'm loving you.

Try, baby try
To trust in my love again.
I will be there, I will be there.

Love, your love
Just shouldn't be thrown away.
I will be there, I will be there.

If we'd go again
All the way from the start,
I would try to change
The things that killed our love.

Your pride has build a wall, so strong
That I can't get through.
Is there really no chance
To start once again?

If we'd go again
All the way from the start,
I would try to change
The things that killed our love.

Yes I've hurt your pride, and I know
What you've been through.
You should give me a chance
This can't be the end.

I'm still loving you.
I'm still loving you,
I need your love.
I'm still loving you.
Still loving you, baby...

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2 comments:

Alex VanderWoude said...

Umm, maybe a boy he'd betrayed -- Klaus Meine came out of the closet a few years ago. But I expect the emotion is the same.

Anonymous said...

i think youre refering to the lead singer from Judas Priest