DAVID BOWIE Released Phenomenal Love Anthem ‘HEROES’ As A Single 40 Years Ago…

When timeless in sound and vision…

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22 September 2017

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Forty years ago – 23 September 1977 – the title song from DAVID BOWIE‘s outstanding HEROES album was released as a single. Inspired by the sight of his producer/engineer Tony Visconti and his girlfriend by the Berlin Wall, the song tells the story of two lovers,
one from East and one from West Berlin. It was co-written with Brian Eno and recorded
in July and August 1977 in the legendary Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin. Despite the fact that it wasn’t a big hit it became one of Bowie‘s most famous and most covered songs. An epic diamond, a solid gold and timeless achievement with the immortal line for all lovers on this planet, then and now, “We can be heroes, just for one day…”.

Here’s the masterstroke…

I, I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim
Though nothing, nothing will keep us together
We can beat them, for ever and ever
Oh we can be Heroes, just for one day

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can be Heroes, just for one day
We can be us, just for one day

I, I can remember (I remember)
Standing by the wall (by the wall)
And the guns shot above our heads (over our heads)
And we kissed, as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)
And the shame was on the other side
Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever
Then we could be Heroes, just for one day

We can be Heroes (x3)
Just for one day
We can be Heroes

Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh
Just for one day


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