Working Class Hero, by John Lennon

Working Class Hero

John Lennon
Chords used in this song: Am, D, G
Am
D
G
[Intro]
Am


[Verse]
                             G             Am
As soon as you're born, they make you feel small
                          G          Am
By giving you no time, instead of it all
                                  G            Am
'Til the pain is so big, you feel nothing at all.


[Chorus]
                      G               Am
Working Class Hero is somethin' to be
              G       D              Am
Working Class Hero is somethin' to be


[Verse]
                               G          Am
They hurt you at home and they hit you at school,
                                        G         Am
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool,
                                       G            Am
Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules.


[Chorus]
                      G              Am
Working Class Hero is somethin' to be
              G       D              Am
Working Class Hero is somethin' to be


[Verse]
                                         G          Am
When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years,
                        G      Am
Then they expect you to pick a career,
                                         G          Am
When you can't really function you're so full of fear.


[Chorus]
                      G              Am
Working Class Hero is somethin' to be
              G       D              Am
Working Class Hero is somethin' to be


[Verse]
                                 G       Am
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV,
                                   G             Am
And you think you're so clever and classless and free,
                                     G            Am
But you're still fucking peasents as far as I can see.


[Chorus]
                      G              Am
Working Class Hero is somethin' to be
              G       D              Am
Working Class Hero is somethin' to be


[Verse]
                                             G     Am
There's room at the top they are telling you still,
                                G            Am
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill,
                           G            Am
If you want to be like the folks on the hill.


[Chorus]
                      G              Am
Working Class Hero is somethin' to be
              G       D              Am
Working Class Hero is somethin' to be


[Outro]
                             G           Am
If you wanna be a hero, well just follow me
                             G           D
If you wanna be a hero, well just follow me