|He brought the war home with him.|Still got sand in his boots.|He's wrestling with the demons and the cold hard truth.|And something ain't right about him.|He came back different.|Something in his eyes said he'd seen too much,|Something in his leg said he'd had enough.||Heroes, everybody needs heroes.|Even heroes need a little help.|Heroes can't always be heroes.|Who's gonna save the hero from himself?||He had a picture from Baghdad, with him and hos buddies.|They're just horsin' around, gettin' ready.|One by one, he watched them die.|Just scared kids and he don't know why.|He's the only one to make it out alive.||Heroes, everybody needs heroes.|Even heroes need a little help.|Heroes can't always be heroes.|Who's gonna save the hero from himself?||Ten thousand clicks away in his head|He could smell the smoke, he could smell the dead|A silver star and a pistol in a drawer|Morphine just ain't working no more.||Heroes, everybody needs heroes.|Even heroes need a little help.|Heroes can't always be heroes.|Who's gonna save the hero from himself?|
Jim from Edinburgh, Scotland Like a lot Guy Clark wrote about, this song articulates something we all need to think about a lot more deeply. My cousin fought in Afghanistan, lost friends and had some of his humanity stripped away. If this song doesn’t move and stop you, you will miss something important. RIP Guy and RIP all those brave men and women Guy loved and we should too
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