working class hero lyrics – green day

[john lennon cover]

as soon as your 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 cl*ss hero is something to be
a working cl*ss hero is something to be

they hurt you at home and they hit you at school
they hate if you’re clever and they despise a fool
till you’re so f*cking crazy you can’t follow their rules
a working cl*ss hero is something to be
a working cl*ss 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 cl*ss hero is something to be
a working cl*ss hero is something to be

keep you doped with religion and s*x and tv,
and you think you’re so clever and you’re cl*ssless and free,
but you’re still f*cking peasants as far as i can see,
a working cl*ss hero is something to be
a working cl*ss 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 all the folks on the hill
a working cl*ss hero is something to be
a working cl*ss hero is something to be
a working cl*ss hero is something to be
a working cl*ss 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

/ green day lyrics