I am of the opinion that the lyrics of this song should be part of every school’s curriculum. The words are profound and true, unlike a lot of the shite that is pumped into the heads of the young across the globe.

Lennon was a working class prophet.

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  1. This is a powerful song, but I think there may be some “tongue in cheek” by Lennon. Although not wealthy, and from the industrial city of Liverpool, he wasn’t really working class (he had attended art school). From what I’ve read, he was actually better off than the other three. And, of course, he became a gilded multi-millionaire. That being said, I don’t think it matters. He was talking about the purity of what it might be like to be a real “working class hero,” unaffected by wealth and society’s bulls**t, which so few of us are.

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  2. ‘If you want to be a hero, then just follow me’. If he wasn’t joking, then he was fairly full of himself. I think Lennon knew his own failings better than any. Aspiration isn’t so bad, usually.

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