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The Zoo

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“The Zoo” is a song by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, written by band members Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and Klaus Meine (vocals). It first appeared on the band’s 1980 album Animal Magnetism.The song has been featured on a few of Scorpions “Best-Of” compilations, including , and the box set Box of Scorpions. The song was released as a single in 1980 but had limited chart success, peaking at #75 in the UK. Although the song performed poorly on the charts, it is a critically acclaimed heavy metal song. One critic notes “The Zoo” is both “ominously slow and melodically accessible,“ with a key element being the “Berlin burlesque vocal melody.“ Schenker wrote much of the song’s music during the band’s first tour of the United States in 1979. When Meine... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ On streets we call the zoo ... We eat the night, we drink the time ... And hungry eyes are passing by

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