Thursday, May 11, 2006

today - consumed w/ lyrics

out cruisin in the car, listenin' to John Lennon... and U2 {deep sigh} thinking about Lennon's life and how tragic it all was - his death. never been a beatles fan really, but i loved me some John Lennon. i still remember the day he was killed. all the ppl who gathered in NY... seeing the footage still gets to me. i have such admiration for his music, his lyrics. one song that i haven't listened to in a while but, for some reason... today, really stuck to me - Working Class Hero. here's the lyrics:

As soon as your 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 fucking 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 classless and free,
But you're still fucking peasents 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.


today is the first time i've listened to him in... it's been too long.

an independent movie is being made about the killing - Chapter 27. Lennon's role hasn't been cast yet... hmmmm... i wonder who it'll be???

2 comments:

Ms Bees Knees said...

i was never into the beatles much either... i was always more of a "rolling stones and who" girl :)

did you hear that they are casting for a bob dylan movie as well? they wanted colin "hot as fuck" farell to play bob, but now i think its going to be health "also hot as fuck" ledger. haha!

either way, i'm there!

tooners said...

i'm a stones girl too :)

i had not heard about the dylan movie... now... i could see colin farell in the role but no so much ledger... but... ledger looks more like a young dylan, don't ya think?