Scorpions: Fly to the Rainbow [1974]

Released 1 November 1974
Recorded 1974 at Musicland Studios, Munich, and at Sachsen Studios, Germany
Genre Hard rockheavy metal
Length 40:47
Label RCA
Producer Scorpions and Wolfgang “Mack” (rec. engineer)

Fly to the Rainbow is the second studio album by German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1974. In support of theirLonesome Crow album, Scorpions appeared as the opening act for the British rock band UFO. At the end of the tour, Scorpions lead guitarist Michael Schenker was asked to fill an open position as UFO‘s guitarist and accepted the role.[4]Schenker’s departure temporarily resulted in the breakup of the band but Rudolf Schenker and later Klaus Meine ultimately merged with the band Dawn Road which consisted of guitarist Ulrich Roth filling Michael’s role, as well as drummer Jürgen Rosenthal, and bass guitarist Francis Buchholz.[5] The new line up resumed under the Scorpions name and recorded Fly to the Rainbow.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Speedy’s Coming” Rudolf SchenkerKlaus Meine 3:36
2. “They Need a Million” R. Schenker, Meine 4:50
3. “Drifting Sun” Ulrich Roth 7:42
4. “Fly People Fly” Michael Schenker, Meine 5:03
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “This Is My Song” R. Schenker, Meine 4:18
2. “Far Away” M. Schenker, R. Schenker, Meine 5:38
3. “Fly to the Rainbow” M. Schenker, Roth 9:40

Listening

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Lyrics

1. Speedy’s Coming

You look at a poster
You look at the wall
The wall in the room where you live
Where you live with your stars
Just listen to his records
Now hear what he says
For he says, “i love you little girl
Come to see me today”

Speedy’s coming
You live in his heart
Speedy’s coming
You live in his heart

You like alice cooper
You like ringo starr
You like david bowie
And friends in the royal albert hall
Stick up the pictures, movies, tv
And I’ll bring you the show little girl
Come to see me today

Speedy’s coming
You live in his heart
Speedy’s coming
You live in his heart

You like alice cooper
You like ringo starr
You like david bowie
And friends in the royal albert hall
Stick up the pictures, movies, tv
And I’ll bring you the show little girl
Come to see me today

Speedy’s coming
You live in his heart
Speedy’s coming
You live in his heart
Speedy’s coming
You live in his heart
Speedy’s coming
You live in his heart

2. They Need A Million

I see a rainbow in the sky
So many colors and the light
I see the world and I see all the people
How they�re running all the time

I see your shadow over me
Then in my ears I hear a symphony
I see the world and I see all the people
What they are doing what they need

They need a million and a billion
And your money too
They need a million and a billion
And your moeny too

I feel fine though I realize
That I don�t need the million
They are all poor

I feel fine though I have eyes
To see my world and all it skits on ice

I feel fine though I realize
That I don�t need the million
They are all poor

I feel fine though I have eyes
To see my world and all it skits on ice

3. Drifting Sun

Well, I�m sitting on a stone
Sitting all alone
Daisies are rolling down the mountain
Well see the lonesome tramp
Who�s living in the damp
Nobody�s in the valley
Shine on, shine on sun
Oh it�s so cold right here
Shine on, shine on sun
Shine on all night long
All night long

Baby doll, I�m sad and blue
Glossy wings will carry you
Well, midnight sun will never shine
These ravings of a fool
You�re thinking all about him all the time
Shine on, shine on sun
Oh it�s so cold right here
Shine on, shine on sun
Shine on all night long, all night long
All night long, yeah

One day baby told you sun just fades away
Forgot your life is fading, now he�s in the grave
Some days like drifting haze
Some days like glowing blaze
Some days like tides of light
Some days like tides of night

One day baby told you sun just fades away
Forgot your life is fading, now he�s in the grave
Some days like drifting haze
Some days like glowing blaze
Some days like tides of light
Some days like tides of night

Travelling along a tropic highway
Crazy as the world goes round and round
Hallowed heaven, night or day
Burning thing has putting the sun away
Shine on, shine on sun
Let it shine on all night long
Shine on, shine on sun
Let it shine on all night long

4. Fly People Fly

And I see the tears in your eyes
The rain will fall tonight
And tonight we�ll go to the sky
Because and we fly

All together
Fly to the sky
Fly to the rainbow
Fly people fly
Fly people fly

And I see the smile on your face
When you look into space
He�s so bright and he is so great
Come on or it�s too late

All together
Fly to the sky
Fly to the rainbow
Fly people fly
Fly people fly

See the rainbow in the sun
The man will not go
And the world they have no fun
Hurry up people run

All together
Fly to the sky
Fly to the rainbow
Fly people fly
Fly people fly

All together
Fly to the sky
Fly to the rainbow
Fly people fly
Fly people fly

5. This Is My Song

can�t believe what the people say
There�s only hate everywhere
So many people go different ways
So many things don�t you care

They see nobody, they see themselves
But a stage like in a show
They see the hell, and they need your help
They need your help, they need love, love

This is my song
I tell you about the story of love
This is my song
I tell you about the story of love

This is my song
I tell you about the story of love
This is my song
I tell you about the story of love

I think I need you, you need me too
The place where we live is here
The world is griping what can I do
For you and you everywhere

I sing this song �bout the world of love
And hope you hear what I say
Forever freedom, forever love
Forever love everyday

6. Far Away

Take your hand and you take my hand
Let�s try to learn to fly
Here what I say, here what I say
Dream and close your eyes

Too much hate
Too much hate
So many things are wrong
So many ways, so many ways
Flying through the sky forever
Into another time

Yesterday so far away
Many miles together
Were looking for a way

Day by day
So far away
All the world
To do the same

So we go together
Will you show me the way
Time has gone
It has gone

Far away, far away

And today
I�ll see a way
Follow me we love you
Just listen, what I say

Forget your name and yesterday
Put out your hand
I�ll do the same

Now were going to another land
Will you show me the way
Time has gone
It has gone far away
Far away

7. Fly To The Rainbow

Life is empty, can�t remember anytime before,
On a plain lit cold december, see it evermore,
Gliding through this life, and another is a child,
And we�re doing games, and losing things,
Always playing gigs.
Somewhere in the sky, where the moon the stars shine bright,
Where the sun is shining, in the night.
I am in disgrace, yet I see a smiling face,
And I hope you let me, share your place.
I don�t live today.

Rain in the sky , make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.
Sun in the sky, make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.

Rain in the sky , make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.
Sun in the sky, make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.

Rain in the sky , make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.
Sun in the sky, make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.

I lived in magic solitude,
With cloudy looking mountains,
The lake made out of crystal raindrops.
Run through space, 2000 years ago,
I�ve seen the giant city of atlantis,
Sinking into an eternal wave of darkness.
Shhh.

Somewhere in the blue distance,
Are those long forgotten trees of gold
Broken lives hidden down in the sand
Darkness everywhere, nothing
Symbols, strange symbols on a cold leaf
Painting torrid colours all sky green.
Candle painted white like the moon,
Faraway children bleed, God save them.
Drifting garish ghosts like shadows.
Save break to catch and kill time.
Echoes one round endless meadow.
Sublime.

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