John Lennon的原版"工人阶级英雄"

披头四灵魂约翰列侬最具政治性的经典/也是他最广为人争议的歌之一; (还有首更激烈的"God"实在是挑战了宗教的底线)。

此歌创作发行于The Beatles解散后的同一年(1970年).

在美国,有电台经理曾因播放此歌面临入狱,在许多其他电台则因歌词里的F*ucking被禁; 在澳洲发行时则唱片歌曲和歌词皆被卫生处理.

先后有二十多个歌手或乐队翻唱过这首歌曲.

歌词:

Working Class Hero

As soon as you’re 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 class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so f*ucking crazy you can’t follow their rules

A working class hero is something to be
A working class 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 class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you’re so clever and class less and free
But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see

A working class hero is something to be
A working class 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 the folks on the hill

A working class hero is something to be
A working class 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

GreenDay 版本

2007年GreenDay乐队翻唱此曲收录于以关注苏丹达法儿地区动乱为主题的唱片"Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfu"

女歌手Cindi Lauper 的翻唱.

以前听过一些嗓音超级嘹亮的Cindi Lauper唱的80年代热门流行歌曲但无特别感觉, 但这首working class herro的Live让我一改印象… 魅!劲!