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Working Class Hero

By John Lennon

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† As soon as youíre born they make you feel small

By giving you no time instead of it all

Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all

A working class hero is something to be

A working class hero is something to be

 

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school

They hate you if youíre clever and they despise a fool

Till youíre so fucking crazy you canít follow their rules

A working class hero is something to be

A working class hero is something to be

 

When theyíve tortured and scared you for twenty odd years

Then they expect you to pick a career

When you canít really function youíre so full of fear

A working class hero is something to be

A working class hero is something to be

 

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV

And you think youíre so clever and classless and free

But youíre still fucking peasants as far as I can see

A working class hero is something to be

A working class hero is something to be

 

Thereís room at the top they are telling you still

But first you must learn how to smile as you kill

If you want to be like the folks on the hill

A working class hero is something to be

A working class hero is something to be

 

If you want to be a hero well just follow me

If you want to be a hero well just follow me

 

 

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