I Don't Want To Be A Hero

Album: Turn Back The Clock (1987)
Charted: 11 31
  • Oh, send me off to war
    With a gun in my hand
    But I won't pull the trigger
    Our destiny is here
    Beneath the red, white and blue
    So lead me to the slaughter

    Now don't be afraid
    Come and join the parade
    For the ultimate in sacrifice
    It's an old-fashioned story

    Of hope and of glory
    A ticket for taking a life

    [Chorus:]
    I, I don't want to be a hero
    I don't want to die for you
    I don't want to be a hero

    Oh send me off to war
    In a far away land
    I never knew existed
    Subject me to the truth
    To the horror and pain
    Until my mind is twisted

    And what if I fail
    Will you put me in jail
    For a murder I will not commit?
    'Cause you don't understand
    Till there's blood on your hands
    That it's time to forget and forgive

    [Chorus]

    And those who return
    Come back only to learn
    That they're hated by those who they love
    'Cause you don't understand
    Till there's blood on your hands
    That it's time to forget and forgive

    [Chorus] Writer/s: CLARK DATCHLER
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Christopher from United StatesGood day! Thank you for posting this one! Absolutely I totally agree with you! It's told from the perspective of an unwilling recruit who objects to fighting a war he believes is unjust and the rejection from others this stance brings him.
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