There's a new kind of challenge 
it's colours are gold and blue 
It's got a circle of stars 
shining for me and you 
Let's all give it a shot 
ready or not 
it's our destiny 
Human blood is one colour 
so let's make history 
It's just a little step 
in mankindís dream 
one world united - in liberty 
Thumbs up for Europe 
Thumbs up for Europe 
Thumbs up for Europe - you and me 
Thumbs up Germany 
So just say what you mean 
and mean what you say - or shut up 
It takes a whole lot of courage 
to kill all your "ifs" and "buts" 
I don't say that it's easy 
we gotta be tough 
so c'mon everybody - we're kickin' off