Song of the Day #2,732: ‘Heroes’ – David Bowie

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I’m interrupting my regularly scheduled Random Weekend to acknowledge the passing of a musical legend, David Bowie.

I’m an admirer of Bowie from afar, having never delved into his catalog to the degree it warrants. As often happens after a major celebrity death, legions of music fans are buying his albums (his records made up more than half of Amazon’s top ten sellers the day of his passing). I suspect I’ll join their ranks soon.

So for now, just a quick post to honor one of the greats. But I promise that sometime this year I’ll do a deeper dive into Bowie’s legacy.

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 1]
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, forever and ever
What d’you say?
I, I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim
Though nothing, nothing will keep us together
We can beat them, forever and ever
Oh we can be heroes, just for one day

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
I, I can remember (I remember)
Standing, by the wall (by the wall)
And the guns, shot above our heads (over our heads)
And we kissed, as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)
And the shame, was on the other side
Oh we can beat them, forever and ever
Then we could be heroes, just for one day

[Break]
We can be heroes
We can be heroes
We can be heroes
Just for one day
We can be heroes

[Verse 3]
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
Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh, just for one day

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,732: ‘Heroes’ – David Bowie

  1. Dana says:

    An admirer from afar pretty accurately describes my relationship with Bowie as well. He was not much older than artists like Billy Joel, who I claim as my generation, but I often felt he belonged to the generation just before me. Really, though, like Elton John, the Beatles, etc., he belongs to all of us. Such a loss.

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