Heroes is a song written by David Bowie and included in their album “Heroes”.

Lyrics

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

Heroes – David Bowie – Meaning

This is a song about a love.

A love that can never be in the way he would have wanted.

Bowie can never be with his queen.

The desire for love and happiness.

Despite the world around that keeps David far from the person he want.

But love can overcome obstacle, and they can show to the world that something beautiful can always happen.

Maybe not for eternity.

Maybe is just for one day.

Heroes just for one day.

And yes.

It can be enough.

Simply because is something that worth it.

 

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

This is the core for the story behind the song.

With a couple that they kiss in front of the wall of Berlin.

So the story that David Bowie wants to tell to us, is a story between a boy and a girl.

A boy and a girl that remain in the two differents sides of the wall.

So the impossibilities to become real lovers for the entire life, made the story of a love for one day, so powerful.

Be lovers for one day, at the times of the wall of Berlin was like be Heroes.

 

The story of this love can’t works.

A wall is a wall.

Can be made of hard concrete.

Or can be made of prejudices.

Is the same.

The earth is full of lovers that all around the world can’t stay together due to some restriction.

 

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

Finally David Bowie knows the truth.

This story can’t works.

Nobody can help the lovers. That now start to be nothing.

And maybe all the love that they feel is only a lie.

Maybe.

Or maybe is only the safe thing to think.

But after all, there is only one truth.

That is the last day of their love.

Is the only thing that they can bring with them.

And is for this reason that is so important and magic.

Is the day where they were Heroes.

 

Conclusion

A great story of love. A sad story after all. But that it’s. Another piece of the history of music.

Leave a comment or a different vision of the meaning of this song if you want.

 

 

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