Heroes Lyrics - Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings Heroes cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986
length: 4:17
producer: Chips Moman
engineer: David Cherry and Chips Moman
writer: Jennifer Kimball, Tom Kimmel
Son you make me feel so proud I pop the buttons off my shirt
I know I said I'd take you to the lake today
But I'm going to have to break those plans, and it really hurts
Every time I go fishin' it'd always start me wishin'
That I could be a child again
Take my 50 cents and go down to the local picture show
To watch my heroes rope and ride
Most times they'd win but when they'd lose it always made me cry
Ain't nothing quite as sad as watching your heroes die
One by one as they fall soon there'll be no heroes at all

Well I guess the fish just ain't bitin' just as well I don't feel like fightin'
All in all it just ain't that great a fishin' day that old newspaper headline
Kind of wrapped around this old heart of mine another big one got away
And I can't count the times he's made me laugh
But this time he's made me cry
There ain't nothing quite as sad as watching your heroes die
One by one as they fall soon there'll be no heroes at all

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Folks Out on the Road
  • 2 I’m Never Gonna Roam Again
  • 3 American by Birth
  • 4 Field of Diamonds
  • 5 Heroes
  • 6 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • 7 Love Is the Way
  • 8 The Ballad of Forty Dollars
  • 9 I’ll Always Love You (In My Own Crazy Way)
  • 10 One Too Many Mornings