"My Hero" as written by Nate Mendel, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear....
Too alarmin' now to talk about
Take your pictures down and shake it out
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary

Don't the best of them bleed it out
While the rest of them peter out?
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary

Kudos, my hero, leavin' all the best
You know my hero, the one that's on
There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary
There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary


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"My Hero" as written by Nate Mendel Pat Smear

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  • +15
    General CommentActually I heard that Dave said "['My Hero' is] my way of saying that when I was young, I didn't have big rock heroes, I didn't want to grow up and be some big sporting hero. My heroes were ordinary people and the people that I have a lot of respect for are just solid everyday people - people you can rely on."
    berserkeron June 03, 2002   Link
  • +8
    General CommentI couldn't agree with @rbach48 more. I doubt if this is about Cobain. I think it is about your everyday hero, someone that inspires you and you can look up to. I cry everytime I here this song. I touches something in me. My son was injured at work (at 25) and severed his spinal cord and is a paraplegic. He went through hell emotionally, drugs, dinking, major depression trying to wrap his head around what had happened to him. Finally he grabbed the brass ring....went back to University out of town...had to live in a dorm which was not easy, fighting ice, snow etc in a wheelchair for 4 years. Got his Architecural Engineering degree, has a home now, nice truck beautiful girlfriend for 8 years......Now THERE GOES MY HERO!!!
    Chris I love you and am VERY proud of you.
    Penelopegon July 14, 2012   Link
  • +7
    General CommentEveryone, right now, is thinking about their ordinary hero... someone who changed the world for the better, just because they could, just because they had to.
    For me, that person is Steve Irwin. But it could be anyone... parent, police officer... whatever... unbelievable song.
    Tig45on April 18, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song kicks ass, Dave is one cool song writter, a true great!
    Everlongon November 26, 2001   Link
  • +3
    General CommentA) This is not about Kurt Cobain.
    B) This is quite possibly their best song.
    usernameon August 17, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentLove this song. I think it's been overplayed, wish it was a deep album track that only the faithful appreciated, but how can you stop a great song from becoming popular? For me, I think of people like my father. Just an ordinary guy that works his ass off. Who is your hero? Some guy that can slam dunk or make a million dollars? Some hollywood actor? $#%# that @#!$, the people in your everday lives that support and protect you should be your heroes. Cried when I heard this in concert. My dad has cancer, still works his ass off, I remember watching him go out the door to work at like 6 am. There goes my hero, damn it.
    rbach48on June 22, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"dont tell me how to make a record i was in nirvana. i was in the greatest rock and roll band of the 90s. we changed the course of rock music."
    --dave grohl drunk

    kudos, my hero.
    sue asideon April 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is my favorite song from the foo fighters i (personally) like it a hellof a lot better than everlong.
    punkass555on July 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhatever its about, its a rocking song. i've got an acoustic version, so god... dave is an awesome song writer. i like nirvana too, but i was 8 when kurt died, so i don't know alot of their music, so in my eyes foo fighters are better. don't hurt me for having an opinion... please
    jack_the_braton September 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'My Hero' was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential." - Dave Grohl, (quite rightly) pissed off about John McCain using it as his campaign song.

    It is NOT about Kobain, although i'm sure other songs are.

    source: uk.news.launch.yahoo.com/dyna/…
    selfishisgorgeouson October 08, 2008   Link

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