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.
© 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