Europe: Wings of Tomorrow [1984]

Released February 24, 1984
Recorded Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden 1983-1984
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 38:49
Label Hot Records
Producer Leif Mases

Wings of Tomorrow is the second studio album by the Swedish heavy metal band Europe. It was released on February 24, 1984, by Hot Records.

The song “Scream of Anger” was originally titled “Black Journey Through My Soul”.[2] “Wings Of Tomorrow” and “Scream of Anger” have been covered by the melodic death metal band Arch Enemy

Track listing

All songs were written by Joey Tempest, except where noted.

  1. Stormwind” – 4:31
  2. “Scream of Anger” (Tempest, Marcel Jacob) – 4:06
  3. Open Your Heart” – 4:10
  4. “Treated Bad Again” – 3:46
  5. Aphasia[instrumental] (John Norum) – 2:32
  6. “Wings of Tomorrow” – 3:59
  7. “Wasted Time” – 4:10
  8. Lyin’ Eyes” – 3:47
  9. Dreamer” – 4:28
  10. “Dance the Night Away” – 3:35


1. Stormwind

(Joey Tempest)

I like to sit beside the fire
When the light is going down
I like to hear the wild wind blow outside my door
I have so much left to remember
I have so much left to forget
And I know I just don’t have to search for more

But you want to change my world
Stay out of my life

Stormwind–you’re just like a wind
Comin’ to drag me away
Stormwind–what can I say
I just don’t want you to stay

I like to walk around in dreams at night
And play with kings and queens ’til the morning light
I like to wake up in the morning unaware
Of the fact that you are calling me
To ask me if I want to be
Someone who you could love and always care for

2. Scream Of Anger

(Joey Tempest / Marcel Jacobs)

I won’t live to see tomorrow
There won’t be another breath
None of them will ever sorrow
Those who sentenced me to death

I’ve been waiting here for ages
For the hangman to appear
Soon the priest will read some pages
From the Bible for my fear

I see a place an evil place
Comin’ my way
What can I do where can I run
I’m gonna die anyway
Things are getting clearer
This is the price I have to pay
I feel like screaming out my anger
There is so much left here to do
When it happened I was younger
And my destiny was you

I see a place an evil place…

What can I do
About leaving you
We were only halfway through
What can I say
There was no other way
They wouldn’t let me stay

3. Open Your Heart

(Joey Tempest)

Days filled with joy and days filled with sorrow
I don’t know just what to do
Am I happy today, am I lonely tomorrow
Everything depends on you

I’ve been waiting for the angels to knock on my door
I’ve been hopin’ that everything could be like before

Open your heart and tell me what’s wrong
Why can’t you talk like you used to do before
I don’t know if I’m weak, I don’t know if I’m strong
Hey girl, I can’t cope anymore

I’ve been waiting…

Open your heart, let me hear you
Make up your mind, I want to hear you call
Open your heart, want to come near you
Make up your mind, oh girl, before I fall

Maybe the sun will continue to shine
Maybe the rain will continue to fall
Maybe you want to leave me behind
Maybe you’ll change and give me a call

4. Treated Bad Again

(Joey Tempest)

Hey girl don’t come to me
And ask me for a helpin’ hand
‘Cause by the way things seem to be
I would never ever understand
When he comes to you
You always take him back
Hey girl, just wait and see
You’re bound to have a heartattack

‘Cause whenever you meet
It always turns out the same
You’re treated bad again
Treated bad again

Hey girl why can’t you learn
that changes can be made
‘Cause when he comes to you
You got to turn and walk
the other way
Go out, hit the town,
Try to look for something new
Go out, mess around,
Understand what you are going through

‘Cause whenever you meet
It always turns out the same
You’re treated bad again
Treated bad again
So many nights
My thoughts bring me to you
I’ve seen him come and go
And so many years
You don’t know I’ve been watching you
But baby, baby, baby
Would something change if you knew

5. Wings Of Tomorrow

(Joey Tempest)

You must be dreaming,
Or going out of your mind
There’s no way of changing,
The world over one night
Maybe you need to recover,
From all the things you’ve been through
Maybe you need to discover
That it ain’t much left to do

Ride, ride, ride the wings of tomorrow
Ride, ride, ride to change the world

You feel sorry for the nation of 1984
And it cuts you like a razor
‘Cause you’ve seen it all before

You’ve seen one war after another
So many lifes on the line
You must take care of one another
Or it’s the end of time

6. Wasted Time

(Joey Tempest)

Blood’s been spilled throughout all times
We should know better since we’ve been around
There’s been changes there’s no denyin’
But in what direction is good sense flying

This world so endless blue
Is better for lovers
You cry ’cause you don’t know if it’s true
If all those years’ve been wasted time

Evil strikes, you feel the fear
The vision of the future is no longer clear
In your mind you see yourself
Running and hiding you’re somebody else

7. Lyin’ Eyes

(Joey Tempest)

I can tell, just by the look
In your eyes, that the love is gone, that I once took
So much has changed in the way you live
I bet there’s nothing left that you can ever give

The words of a madman are spoken
I guess I’m not the only one
The heart of a sadman is broken

Eyes, lyin’ eyes
You can fool anyone without disguise
Eyes, lyin’ eyes
Your look is cold as ice

It’s in your blood, it floats in your veins
I sacrify myself but all I feel is pain
You’ve done me wrong, you’ve been so bad
But it’s the last time a battle is lost
Where I’m the one who’s sad

The words of a…

Eyes, lyin’ eyes…

I wish you’d die, I wish you’d break down and cry
I wish you’d move and then I know I’d be satisfied
Can’t you see I’m on the edge, I can’t look down
Is it me who’s lost and never found

8. Dreamer

(Joey Tempest)

He is down by the riverside
Late one night
He’s tryin’ to count the stars
In each of the signs
All alone by the riverside
And time passes by
Gathering thoughts of the past
And maybe he’ll cry

So they say he’s a madman
And he don’t understand
But I know that he’s tryin’ hard
To act like a man
All those years he has suffered, my friends
All those years of pain
But I don’t think he knows for sure
If those years were in vain

He’s a dreamer
And he’s fightin’ for his life
He’s tryin’ to understand
He’s a dreamer
But he wants to carry on
Yet I know he’s a lonely man

9. Dance The Night Away

(Joey Tempest)

Hey girl I can feel your heart
We had something goin’ on right from the start
When I look at you I just feel so good
Hear the music breakin’ up the ground
Can you feel it I just love the sound
And I’m lettin’ go just like I should

There’s something goin’ on that’s so hard to describe

Well, I can dance the night away
There’s nothin’ else that I want to do
I can dance the night away
There’s no one else that I want but you

Tomorrow never gets in my way
When I feel like dancin’ night and day
I just want to get up and never ever get down
Seems to me I won’t get old
And my heart will never ever get cold
It’s so hard to feel bad when you’re around

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