T: Rob Chrispijn
ET: C. Adler
M: Chris Pilgram




Heroes
jaar: 1980

The judge dispenses law,
his left hand trembles unaware
of what the judge stands for
and yet his right hand knows what's fair
and everyone accepts his word,
he knows what lives to save,
his verdicts can set free a coward
or condemn the brave.
Cowards live because they're clever
heroes die and live forever.

The scared man wants to fly,
an angel who seeks god in air,
his life told him a lie,
his precious wings were never there
and when this bird took off in flight,
his heart no longer cried
existence was his downfall
so he looked and leaped and died.
Cowards live because they're clever
heroes die and live forever.

The drunk is sinking fast,
he cannot swim and starts to drown,
his time to live has passed
so people watch as he goes down.
A man with seven children
has to hurry to his wife,
he 'd love to be a hero
but he couldn't risk his life.
Cowards live because they're clever
heroes die and live forever.

World leaders all learn braille,
they have to for they all are blind,
they buy their truth on sale
good bargains aren't hard to find.
They never go out in the street
for fear that they'll be shot,
they hide behind an image
looking lust like who they're not.
Cowards live because they're clever
heroes die and live forever.
Cowards live because they're clever
heroes die and live forever.



verschenen op:

Fourteen Songs (1980)
On Broadway ( 1983)