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Old 03-07-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default Working Class Hero






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 ****ing 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 ****ing peasants 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.

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Old 03-08-2010, 03:20 AM   #2
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:24 AM   #3
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This is a great song
((((big hugs to you celine))))
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:32 AM   #4
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Working class and proud as hell!

It makes me laugh when the so-called authority figures at work don't want to "stoop" to my level to do my job when I get called to do something else. In the spirit of John Lennon, they're all ****ing crybabies.

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Old 03-08-2010, 02:40 PM   #5
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The irony of that song is that the other Beatles all considered John to be "posh", not what they would call "working class".

Still a good song though.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:54 PM   #6
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i thought They saw him as ...bourgeois???
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:27 PM   #7
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i thought They saw him as ...bourgeois???
Well, yes, that would fit. I guess bourgeois means "middle class", which is how they saw him. Maybe my word "posh" wasn't exactly correct. I'm from a very similar northern-England working-class background to the Beatles and we would have called anyone who owned their own house "posh" - we didn't use words like "bourgeois". I think he lived with his aunty Mimi in her own house. We would have called him "a posh kid".

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Old 03-08-2010, 05:48 PM   #8
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Great song, here it is again

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