Working Class Hero Song Lyrics

John Lennon

John Lennon John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band cover art
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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
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

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: John Lennon
    album: Track 4 in album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
    release date: 1970-12-11
    popularity : 2597 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Rock & Roll/Art Rock/Avantgarde
    length: 3:51
    producer: John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Phil Spector
    piano: John Lennon
    composer: John Lennon
    lyricist: John Lennon

    Album Information

    label: Apple Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin