Venom of Scorpion

Venom of Scorpion
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I heard “Wind of change” first in 1992 on my 1st Walkman, a gift my father bought me with his very first dollar notes. I couldn’t sing along because of English illiteracy but whistle along the robust whistles of Klaus Meine, it illustrated so well the hope I was feeling. It is when Hanoi started to transform from an communist sleepy city into a dynamic one. Some of my neighbours had struggled to be boatmen for brighter future abroad, but these days no one was gonna go, as the lyrics said “the future’s in the air, I can feel it every where”. The 1st bite of Scorpion was sweet.
26 year later, now I watch this song live performed in the ancient heart of Hanoi when it is day by day turning from a city into a messy village and half of my friend network is being abroad for a uncertain future. I can sing along all that 70 year old Klause Meine sings on stage but feel nearly hopeless that “The wind of change blows straight into the face of time, like a storm wind that will ring the freedom bell for peace of mind”. The 2nd bite of Scorpion is so painful.

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