Add Explanation
Add Meaning
$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Tommy Roe – Working Class Hero lyrics

As soon as your 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 you're clever and they despise a fool,
Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years,
Then they expect you to pick a career,
When you can't really function you're 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 you're so clever and classless and free,
But you're still fucking peasents as far as I can see,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
There's 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.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/tommy_roe/working_class_hero.html

  • Email
  • Correct
Submitted bycharcotfoot

songmeanings

  • u
    0
    Unregistered
    These lyrics are for the John Lennon song of the same title. The Tommy Roe song; "Well, he works hard on the highway, underneath the burnin sun, and his hands are hard and calloused from the work that he has done. He pulls a dragline "cross the country" on a flatbed trailer truck. He picks cotton down in Texas in the fields where he grew up. He doesn't have much education, but he takes that in stride, and he won't ask no-one for nothing, 'cause he's a man with a lot of pride. He's a working class hero, he's a man, he's America. He's a working class hero. He's a man, he's America.
    You can see him on the scaffold, hanging 20 stories high. He is the builder of the building that's growing in the sky. And his spirit's on the highway, where the sweat from his brow is shed, and in the coal mines in Virginia where he works until he's dead. He doesn't have much education, but he takes that in stride, and he won't ask no one for nothing, 'cause he's a man with a lot of pride. He's a working class hero, he's a man, he's America. He's a working class hero, he's a man, he's America.
    You can see him in the stock yards, in Chicago and St. Lou. And on the dock in San Francisco, and down in Houston too. He is a man most like a mountain, 'cause his shoulders are so strong. He demands respect and gets it. He won't let you do him wrong. He doesn't have much education, but he takes that in stride. He's a working class hero, he's a man, he's America. He's a working class hero. He's a man, he's America.
    Add your reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements or creating lyrics explanation.

    Featuredlyrics

    Explain

    [an error occurred while processing the directive]