"Heroes"
David Bowie Lyrics


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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, forever 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, forever 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, forever 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, just for one day

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to David Bowie's song "Heroes" depict two individuals who are deeply in love and they both wish to live a life where they reign supreme as the king and queen. Although they are aware that society may not be accepting of their relationship, they believe that they have the power to overcome this obstacle together. The song suggests that in the presence of love, all obstacles, no matter how big or small can be overcome, and that for a single moment in time, we can be heroes.


The chorus of the song reinforces the message of the song, stating, "We can be heroes, just for one day." This line suggests that for a brief period, we can all be the main characters of our own stories and live our lives as we wish. The verse, "I, I wish you could swim, like dolphins, like dolphins can swim" symbolizes the importance of freedom and the ability to move with ease. Tying in with the main theme of the song, the idea of dolphins swimming freely is akin to the idea of the two individuals living life free of any negativity and judgement.


Line by Line Meaning

I, I will be king
I will strive for ambition and power


And you, you will be queen
You will also rise to a position of power


Though nothing, will drive them away
External forces will not make us give up our positions


We can beat them, just for one day
We can surpass our opponents for a brief time period


We can be heroes, just for one day
We can achieve greatness, if only for a short time


And you, you can be mean
You are capable of being harsh or cruel


And I, I'll drink all the time
I'll turn to alcohol as a way of coping


'Cause we're lovers, and that is a fact
We share a bond that is indisputable


Yes we're lovers, and that is that
Our love is a simple truth that we accept


Though nothing, will keep us together
External pressures won't break our bond


We could steal time, just for one day
We can make memories together, if only briefly


We can be heroes, forever and ever
Our achievements can become a legend for eternity


What'd you say?
Do you agree with me?


I, I wish you could swim
I wish you could be as carefree as a dolphin


Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim
With grace and agility


And we kissed, as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)
We shared a moment of pure bliss, ignoring the dangers around us


And the shame, was on the other side
We rejected the guilt projected onto us by society


We can be us, just for one day
We can embrace who we truly are without fear


We're nothing, and nothing will help us
We are powerless in the grand scheme of things


Maybe we're lying, then you better not stay
If our love is built on falsehoods, it's best to part ways


But we could be safer, just for one day
We can find comfort and security with each other, temporarily


Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh, just for one day
For a brief moment in time, we can live without restrictions




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Brian Eno, David Bowie

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@rommelghm

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, just for one day



@darioistrate4400

Reasons we are here:
-This music is awesome;
-David Bowie;
-Regular Show;
-Jojo Rabbit;
-Stranger Things;
-Perks of being a Wallflower;
-Bahnhof Zoo;
-Motorhead;
-American Horror Story;
-Rosterteeth;
-Johnny Deep;
-Moulin Roua;
-We Can Be Heroes;
-Keanu Reeves;
-Robert Fripp;
-Puberty Blues;
-Criminal Minds;
-The Parole Officer;
-Future Beach;
-Godzilla 1998;
-Mariah Carey;
-Ashes to Ashes TV Series;
-The Intro of NHL 99;
-Horns, Daniel Radcliffe;
-Oasis;
-Lucifer;
-Quantum Since Inc;
-Guitar Rock Tour Game;
-Apocalyptica;
-Till Lindenmann;
-Justice League;
-Lone Survivor;
-Guitar Rock Tour
-Vinny Vinesauce;
-The Charlie's World;
-Mick Gordon;
-Quantum Science Energy Research Facility;
-Ricky Gervais;
-Peter Gabriel;
-Red, White, and Royal Blue;
-Måneskin.
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@mainieri1059

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 us 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



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@masterben1162

“And at this moment, we were infinite.”

@RodrigoAlves-rh5fe

I Love this movie.

@elisespeeckaert3828

The book hit different

@sono8880

The perks of being a wallflower

@miajimenez7484

AMEN

@imgeegeey4623

Yessss!!!!

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@skrtskrt9513

You know your watching good film, when this song comes on.

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Rip pops

@joshmomo2917

Perks of being a wallflower

@simoneprocopioo

@@joshmomo2917 aye i watched that movie too

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