Vitality Song of the Week #3 – Heroes, David Bowie

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Vitality Song of the Week #3 – Heroes, David Bowie
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Heroes, David Bowie


As the great David Bowie left for the stars yesterday, its only fitting that this weeks song is devoted to him – but what to choose, there’s so many – Changes, Rebel Rebel or Space Oddity? He was such a quirky character, sometimes misunderstood but never afraid to let his true colours shine and he literally marched to his own beat both in his lyrics and his appearance. How many people has he inspired with his musical genius. In the end I chose ‘Heroes’ – a song nearly as old as me and an absolute classic – not one of his most upbeat, but beautifully haunting and said to represent love triumphing against adversity. Maybe it follows on well from my love for screechy whaley women and maybe all we need is to be our own hero…just for one day!

‘Heroes’
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,
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 (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, for ever and ever
Then we could 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
Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh,
just for one day

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