John Lennon Working Class Hero Lyrics

Artist: John Lennon
Publishers: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Last update: June 2, 2015
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Album: Track 4 on John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Length : 3:48
Producer : John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector
Genre : Folk blues[1]
Released : 11 October 1971 (US) 24 October 1975 (UK)
Format : 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded : 26 September – 9 October 1970
Writer(s) : John Lennon
Label : Apple
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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
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