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"Heroes"

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Release date: 
October 01, 1977
Total Tracks: 
10
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Label: 
RCA
Design: 
Masayoshi Sukita - Photography
Producer: 
David Bowie
Tony Visconti

    "Heroes"

    • Design Masayoshi Sukita - Photography
    Released October 1977
    Label RCA
    Producers David Bowie, Tony Visconti
  • 1
    Beauty And The Beast

    Weaving down a byroad singing the song
    That's my kind of highroll gone wrong
    My-My
    Smile at least
    You can't say no to the Beauty and the Beast

    Something in the night
    Something in the day
    Nothing is wrong, but darling
    Something's in the way
    There's slaughter in the air
    Protest on the wind
    Someone else inside me
    Someone could get skinned - How?
    My-my
    Someone fetch a priest
    You can't say no to the Beauty and the Beast
    Darling

    My-my
    You can't say no to the Beauty and the Beast (liebling)
    My-my
    You can't say no to the Beauty and the Beast

    I wanted to believe me
    I wanted to be good
    I wanted no distractions
    Like every good boy should
    My-My

    Nothing will corrupt us
    Nothing will compete
    Thank God heaven left us
    Standing on our feet
    My-my
    The Beauty and the Beast
    My-my
    You can't say no to the Beauty and the Beast
    darling

  • 2
    Joe The Lion

    Joe the lion
    Went to the bar
    A couple of drinks
    On the house and he said,
    "Tell you who you are if you nail me to my car"
    Boy
    Thanks for hesitating
    This is the kiss off
    Boy
    Thanks for hesitating
    You'll never know the real story
    Just a couple of dreams
    You get up and sleep
    You can buy God

    It's Monday
    You slither down the greasy pipe
    So far so good no one saw you
    Hobble over any freeway
    You will be like your dreams tonight
    You get up and sleep
    You get up and sleep
    Joe the lion
    Made of iron

    Joe the lion
    Went to the bar
    A couple of drinks
    On the house
    and he was
    a fortuneteller he said
    Nail me to my car
    And I'll tell you who you are
    Joe the lion YEAH YEAH
    Went to the bar YEAH YEAH

    A couple of dreams and he was
    A fortuneteller he said
    Nail me to my car tell you who you are

    You get up and sleep
    The wind blows on your cheek
    The day laughs in your face
    Guess you'll buy a gun
    You'll buy it secondhand

    You get up and sleep
    Joe the lion made of iron

  • 3
    Heroes (Bowie/Eno)

    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 remember
    Standing by the wall
    The guns shot above our heads
    And we kissed as though nothing could fall
    And the shame was on the other side
    Oh we can beat them for ever and ever
    Then we can 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.

  • 4
    Sons Of The Silent Age

    The sons of the silent age
    Stand on platforms blank looks and no books
    Sit in back rows of city limits
    Lay in bed coming and going on easy terms
    The sons of the silent age
    Pace their rooms like a cell's dimensions
    Rise for a year or two then make war
    Search through their one inch thoughts
    Then decide it couldn't be done

    chorus:
    Baby I'll never let you go
    All I see is all I know
    Let's take another way down
    (sons of sound and sons of sound)

    Baby I'll never let you down
    I can't stand another sound
    Let's find another way in
    (sons of sound and sons of sound)

    The sons of the silent age
    Listen to tracks by Sam Therapy and King Dice
    The sons of the silent age
    Pick up in bars but cry only once
    The sons of the silent age
    Make love only once but dream and dream
    Don't walk just glide in and out of life
    They never die just go to sleep one day

    chorus:

  • 5
    Blackout

    You
    You walk on past
    Your lips cut a smile on your face
    Your scalding face
    To the cage, to the cage
    She was a beauty in a cage
    Too, too high a price
    To drink rotting wine from your hands
    Your fearful hands
    Get me to a doctor's I've been told
    Someone's back in town
    The chips are down
    I just cut and blackout
    I'm under Japanese influence
    And my honour's at stake

    The weather's grim ice on the cages
    Me I'm Robin Hood and I puff on my cigarette
    Panthers are steaming, stalking, screaming

    If you don't stay tonight
    I will take that plane tonight
    I've nothing to lose
    Nothing to gain
    I'll kiss you in the rain
    Kiss you in the rain
    Kiss you in the rain
    In the rain
    Get me to the doctor

    Get me off the streets (get some protection)
    Get me on my feet (get some direction)
    Hot air gets me into a blackout
    Oh, get me off the streets
    Get some protection
    Oh get me on my feet
    While the streets block off
    Getting some skin exposure
    To the blackout
    Get me on my feet
    Get me off the streets (get some protection)

  • 6
    V-2 Schneider

    Instrumental

  • 7
    Sense Of Doubt

    Instrumental

  • 8
    Moss Garden (Bowie/Eno)

    Instrumental

  • 9
    Neukoln (Bowie/Eno)

    Instrumental

  • 10
    The Secret Life Of Arabia (Bowie/Eno/Alomar)

    The secret life of Arabia
    Secret secrets never seen
    Secret secrets ever green

    I was running at the speed of light
    Through morning's thoughts and fantasies
    Then I saw your eyes at the cross fades

    Secret secrets never seen
    Secret secrets ever green

    The secret life of Arabia
    Never here never seen
    Secret life ever green
    The secret life of Arabia
    You must see the movie the sand in my eyes
    I walk through a desert song when the heroine dies

    Arabia (secret, secret)
    Arabia (secret)
    Arabia (secret, secret)
    etc.