Working Class Hero by John Lennon


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
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

I woke up with this song playing in my head. Considering the decision to leave my very real, very serious full-time job has recently been made (and acted upon) so that I can really figure out what I want to do that will really make me happy…it seems appropriate.

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I'm just a girl who has a blog. But I'm kinda groovy, too.

3 thoughts on “Working Class Hero by John Lennon

  1. Addie says:

    Geez, it’s been ages since we last G-talked! Facebook has enslaved me. I’m lame. But I love you, and I miss you and the girlses. And I know you are a strong, confident woman and whatever you do…is just pure awesomeness.

  2. pennypup says:

    Ooooh new life-path win!

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