John Lennon Working Class Hero Lyrics

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Mother
  • 2 Hold On
  • 3 I Found Out
  • 4 Working Class Hero
  • 5 Isolation
  • 6 Remember
  • 7 Love
  • 8 Well Well Well
  • 9 Look at Me
  • 10 God
  • 11 My Mummy's Dead
  • As soon as you're 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

    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

    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

    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

    There's room at the top they're 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

    Written by: John Lennon
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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