We Built This House

Album: Return To Forever (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • A very young Rudolf Schenker founded Scorpions in the provincial, post-war Hannover in 1965. Fifty years on, the German rockers released Return To Forever to coincide with the band's golden anniversary. This song finds the band reflecting on their long career. Vocalist Klaus Meine said: "In the end, it tells our story. We've built this house called Scorpions brick by brick and often quite arduously. From the first days in Hannover, the first concerts abroad, until this very day."

    "We've weathered severe storms, but the house withstood everything, turned out to be weatherproof and stable," he continued. "However, building the house was never just cumbersome, but joyful as well. The joy of music, the joy of having experienced and still experiencing it all, the joy of — and the thankfulness for — the fans' affection. We have been working hard for this dream, but we're thankful as well for having been able to live it, and for still being able to live it today."

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