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David Bowie - "Heroes"

Artwork for "Heroes" by David Bowie.

Andrew Luke
"Heroes" was released in 1977 and came from the album of the same name. The classic track was recorded at Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany.

David Bowie - "Heroes"

Music video by David Bowie performing ''Heroes''. Taken from the album Heroes.

Andrew Luke
This is the edited version of the song; there is a 3-minute edit and the 6-minute album version. The song is about two lovers from either side of the Berlin Wall.

Lyrics for "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

David Bowie - "Heroes"

Lyric video for "Heroes" by David Bowie. Sing along to this wonderful song.

Andrew Luke
The song was warmly received on release but over the years it has grown massively in stature, and it is now considered one of his finest songs.

David Bowie

Andrew Luke
Sadly, David Bowie died from liver cancer in 2016. He was 69 years old.
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