Working Class Hero

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For the single see Working Class Hero (single)
"Working Class Hero"
Working Class Hero cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Disposable Teens (single) & The Fight Song (single)
Released November 6, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000 at the Mansion in Death Valley, California
Genre Acoustic, dark cabaret
Length 3:42
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer John Lennon
Composer John Lennon
Producer Marilyn Manson, Dave Sardy
Media
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"Working Class Hero" is a b-side of the 2000 album Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death), originally written and performed by John Lennon in 1970.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • "Working Class Hero" — Appears on the "Disposable Teens" Pt. 1 single and "The Fight Song" single.

Lyrics[edit]

    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 fucking 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
    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 fucking 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 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
    A working class hero is something to be
    
    If you want to be a hero well just follow me
    If you want to be a hero well just follow me

Video[edit]

The cover
The original


Trivia[edit]

  • Working Class Hero has only been performed live once in New York City, New York on November 14th, 2000.