#36 Heroes

#36 Heroes – David Bowie

The best single ever. A consummate composition by Brian Eno, recorded by the man himself ably assisted by David Bowie on vocals, Robin Fripp on guitar, various synths and The Putney, which is what is between the output from Mr Fripp’s guitar and the input to your brain.

As well as which ever album it was first released on, Heroes  was also a major part of the sound track to the movie Wir Kinder von Bahnhof Zoo (based on Christian F) which was true symbiosis if ever there was. Bowie wrote the lyrics and shares songwriting credits (as David Jones) with Mr. Eno.

Lyrics
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
For ever and ever
What d’you say

I
I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins
Like dolphins can swim
Though nothing
Will keep us together
We can beat them
For ever 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
Standing
By the wall
And the guns
Shot above our heads
And we kissed
As though nothing could fall
And the shame
Was on the other side
Oh we can beat them
For ever and ever
Then we can 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

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