working class hero lyrics – the academy is…

working cl*ss hero
(originally by john lennon)

as soon as you’re born they make you feel small
by giving you no time, instead of at 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 hit you at home and they hurt you at school
they hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
till you’re so f*cking crazy you can’t follow the rules

a working cl*ss hero is something to be
a working cl*ss hero is something to be

they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty-odd years
then they expect you to pick a career
till 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, s*x and tv
you think you’re so clever, and 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
i am telling you still
but first you must learn how to smile while 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

well, if you want to be a hero then just follow me
if you want to be a hero, well just follow me

/ the academy is lyrics