Bryan Adams has lied to Canada. He once told us, “Everything I do, I do it for you.” But apparently, everything he does, he does for Germany.
“One World, One Flame” is the new song he recently wrote and recorded exclusively for ARD TV in Germany. The German station will use it as the theme song for their Olympic Coverage. I know what your next question is: “How soon can I change my citizenship and move to Deutschland?”
Well stop the paperwork, because Bryan is offering a taste of his song here. Just make sure you’re wearing your water wings, because the lyrics are pretty deep.
And the Germans are pretty excited about it, as you can tell from this ARD broken English press release:
From 1th of February the song is to hear on the ARD and the radio. The song will guide the audience of ARD through the Olympic Games. ARD sports coordinator Balkausky Axel said: “We are very pleased that we could win Bryan Adams for writing and singing this song only for our broadcasts of the Winter Olympics.” Adams is not only world-famous, but stand up for Canada more than any other musicians. With “One World, One Flame” he has written a song that fits perfectly into such a big event like the Olympics. “We are very excited to see how our audience will accept it,” added Balkausky.
It’s worth mentioning the musical anthem for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics was “One World, One Dream,” so Bryan really challenged himself creatively on this one.
It’s also worth mentioning that Germany will likely be our toughest rival in the medal count, along with the Americans. If this awful soft rock anthem somehow pushes German athletes to the next level, I will personally hold Bryan Adams accountable.
My bigger fear is that Canadian broadcasters will try to retaliate by commissioning a song by David Hasselhoff.