Who Sang Working Class Hero? Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull Broken English cover art

Some other versions of "Working Class Hero"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: John Lennon
release date: 1979
genres: Rock Reggae Funk / Soul
styles: Reggae-Pop/Synth-pop/Classic Rock
length: 4:43
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,
But you really can't 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 us still,
But first we must learn how to smile as we kill
If we want to live like the folks on the hill
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be

A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Broken English
  • 2 Witches' Song
  • 3 Brain Drain
  • 4 Guilt
  • 5 The Ballad of Lucy Jordan
  • 6 What's the Hurry?
  • 7 Working Class Hero
  • 8 Why D'Ya Do It?

  • Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin