Listen to Heroes

I wrote this song to celebrate what a great task it can be to just hang in there. It’s the first thing I ever wrote with a cut capo, and that has always made it sonically interesting to me.

Bonus Video: Here’s a long-ago low-tech video that we cooked up for this one. Thanks to chief cinematographer Miss Juli.


Heroes

© 2001 Bryan Masters

(cut capo)

E
Who's that old guy at the end of the bar?

A
B
Seen him every place I've ever played
            E
Looks like five foot of rope knotted up and stretched too far
 A                        B
Life broke every promise it ever made to him
         A                       B
But he ain't done yet, he ain't even afraid
        E
He's a hero
 A               B
Just for living through it
   E    A  B
A hero

  A        B
We're all heroes,
                   A         B
I swear that it's true
 A               B       E  A  B
Even me, and especially you

Young girl sitting all alone in the dark
Eyes like a soldier, face like a baby
Nobody told her the water would be full of sharks
She don't know it but maybe
One little smile from her might save me
She's a hero

Here's to all the heroes here tonight
Wish I could buy you all a beer
With this many heroes we're all gonna be alright
That's what I tell myself to ease these fears
And I know it for sure
When I look around here
We're all heroes

Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP