Heroes Lyrics

David Bowie


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Brian Eno, David Bowie
album: Track in album Portrait of a Star
release date: 1982
popularity : 19 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Art Rock/Glam/Classic Rock/Ambient
length: 6:07
composer: Brian Eno, David Bowie
lyricist: David Bowie

Cover Art

David Bowie Portrait of a Star cover art
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I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing, will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be heroes, just for one day

And you, you can be mean
And I, I'll drink all the time
'Cause we're lovers, and that is a fact
Yes, we're lovers, and that is that

Though nothing, will keep us together
We could steal time, just for one day
We can be heroes, forever and ever
What'd you say?

I, I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim
Though nothing, nothing will keep us together
We can beat them, forever and ever
Oh, we can be heroes, just for one day

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can be heroes, just for one day
We can be us, just for one day

I, I can remember (I remember)
Standing, by the wall (by the wall)
And the guns, shot above our heads (over our heads)
And we kissed, as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)
And the shame, was on the other side
Oh, we can beat them, forever and ever
Then we could be heroes, just for one day

We can be heroes
We can be heroes
We can be heroes
Just for one day
We can be heroes

We're nothing, and nothing will help us
Maybe we're lying, then you better not stay
But we could be safer, just for one day
Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Fantastic Voyage
  • 2 African Night Flight
  • 3 Move On
  • 4 Yassassin
  • 5 Red Sails
  • 6 D.J.
  • 7 Look Back in Anger
  • 8 Boys Keep Swinging
  • 9 Repetition
  • 10 Red Money
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Beauty and the Beast
  • 2 Joe the Lion
  • 3 Heroes
  • 4 Sons of the Silent Age
  • 5 Blackout
  • 6 V‐2 Schneider
  • 7 Sense of Doubt
  • 8 Moss Garden
  • 9 Neuköln
  • 10 The Secret Life of Arabia
    12" Vinyl 3
  • 1 Speed of Life
  • 2 Breaking Glass
  • 3 What in the World
  • 4 Sound and Vision
  • 5 Always Crashing in the Same Car
  • 6 Be My Wife
  • 7 A New Career in a New Town
  • 8 Warszawa
  • 9 Art Decade
  • 10 Weeping Wall
  • 11 Subterraneans