*People, please, don't tell me I didn't have to make a new topic for it. For me it is important to do this.
Let me start with words “thank you”.
Of course, nowadays someone forgot them at all, another tells them without putting any sense into them, and hearing them doesn’t make any reaction from those who hear. But still these words are powerful and full of sense for me. Because these simple and old words reflect the whole meaning of 1000 another words I could say.
Of course, you have heard and read too may “thank you” already – some people live less than lasts your music career. But it is no matter, I guess, which time do you have these words from someone. Because alive souls shouldn’t be countable, and “thanks you” are the words from soul, not from body.
I have a chance to say these words to you, Scorpions. And that is really a precious gift. I will pray for those words to be read, not to be thrown to the box with word “later” written on it.
It is important for me, as for someone who can celebrate today: one year ago Scorpions appeared in my reality suddenly and saved my life. I won’t tell lies that I have never heard you before 2010 – I did, and not once. I even visited your concert in Minsk, though I was really almost dead and half of the show I couldn’t even look at the stage. After that performance I felt better, because even the wall I surrounded myself with couldn’t stand this stream of pure energy which was spreading from the stage that evening. But I didn’t mind, for a pity. Then, I deleted playlist “Scorpions” from my player, because it made a dissonance with my mood that time.
It was already cold September, when I couldn’t stand up again after the another fall. I knew – in some days I should move to Lithuania, but I was sure I will not, because I wanted to stop the everything, to die, and I just waited for a day I will have power only to stop the everything endlessly. And one year ago, when I suddenly for myself switched on the TV, which I don’t watch at all, I caught “Acoustica” on one of the channels. And it just made me forget about the everything bad that was in my head that minute. Because I couldn’t be sad and depressed while watching this pure holiday of life. I was amazed looking at smiles, feeling the happiness which was spreading from everyone who was at stage. The music had too much positive in it, the performance had so powerful energy, so I just looked at it and smiled. Smiled! It was like I forgot already how to smile, and this concert made me remember.
After watching it I felt not like always. Smile didn’t leave my face, and I felt much better, like something at last changed in my terrible situation. To find so much positive was impossible in Belarus, because people there are always gray and sad, they forgot how to smile, and look at everyone else like he or she made something really terrible to this world. Living among the people like that really makes sure that happiness doesn’t exist at all. And here I see so happy people, who smile always - even when lips are quiet, their eyes are sparkling of happiness. It made me believe that it can really be, can be with everyone and with me too. That I can be happy.
I thought: “So, if it supports me, why not to use it?” – and I bought some DVD’s in the store and uploaded the whole “Scorpions’” playlist to my player again. Then a miracle happened: these videos, full of life and energy, these songs, positive and motivating, in two month healed me endlessly. I didn’t feel bad anymore, and almost always smiled. I moved to Lithuania as happy and inspired person, and people thought I’m the happiest one in the whole world! That is all was thanks to you, Scorpions.
I wanted to say “thank you” in person so much, that went to the signing session in Hamburg to do that. Many people couldn’t understand me, because I spent much money just to see the band and to be near only for 5 minutes. But for me it was important, though I couldn’t really say something normal: I was so impressed with this meeting. But after that I was really happy and inspired, because I saw all these happy eyes looking into mine.
Then you made a great performance in Vilnius, and I’m still say thanks to God for it. It was one of the best evenings in my life ever: to see the whole band playing right in front of me, to catch smiles and air kisses from the stage and then ,after the last song was played, to behave like drunk because of happiness and to feel like the everything will be in the best way just because there’s simply no another way. All the road to home I was so happy that couldn’t sit at one place and wanted to sing and to shout because I was too happy.
And I endlessly was happy because only in some time I will see you live again – in Berlin. It was the best present to my Birthday ever. This concert was different, but I was so really happy after it, too, that couldn’t stop giving people smiles – I just wanted to share my happiness with everyone. I had another best evening in my life which was sparkling with tears in my eyes and was bitten with my heart.
But I want to say thank you not only for those three meetings with you, though my huge feelings after them could make one city shine instead of electricity. I want to say thank you for the inspiration you gave me, for the power which made me live, for the feeling like I’m never alone. I can thank you for my voice even – I couldn’t sing for a long time because of some problems with my vocal cords, but it was impossible not to sing with your songs while listening, and in some time my voice improved and started to become better and better. And I can say thank you because this voice helped me to go on stage one day and understand that it is the place I feel like home at.
Thank you for all friends I found thanks to you. Thank you for the huge support I have from your songs all the time – it makes me not to fall or to stand up if I did. You make me sure I will be the same happy as you and will be able to share this happiness with the other people. And while looking at you I always remember that any my dream can come true, I have only to believe in it and to listen to the voice of my heart.
Of course, I’m not the only one person who was saved with your songs and your crazy energy. But as I said already, it is no matter am I the only one or one among million. Each of us is alive soul. And the heart of each of us beats because of you, Scorpions, because one day you didn’t let it to stop beating. If not you, I would be already dead. I wouldn’t help many people to believe in themselves, I wouldn’t meet so many really great people, I wouldn’t open a talent to sing and I wouldn’t send streams of love to the universe. But you kept me alive and didn’t let to cross the line I would never be back from.
And - imagine jut for one minute, how many hearths are beating right now thanks to you – how many despaired people did you save.
Dasha aka Engel-Wegweiser, Minsk/Vilnius
P.S. I believe I will have a chance to say „thank you“ in person one day. To say these words again looking into your eyes. I believe it is possible, because you taught me to believe.
There is no one like you.