"Your Heroes Are Dead" as written by and Steven Dail Alexander Albert....
There's something coming
And its coming for you
The mob is restless
Looking for something new
You lead us here
With an eternal promise
The gallows are calling
For you to pay for this

Now that we're left here on our own
There is nowhere left to turn
Who will see me through?

Your heroes are dead
They were all in you head
When nothing is left we'll start again
Your heroes are dead
They were all in you head
When nothing is left we'll start again

What fitting ends
To our fearless fathers
The cost of treason
Isn't paid in dollars
With nothing left
There is nothing to lose
We'll watch the city gates
Falling all around you

Now that we're left here on our own
There is nowhere left to turn
Who will see me through?

Your heroes are dead
They were all in you head
When nothing is left we'll start again
Your heroes are dead
They were all in you head
When nothing is left we'll start again

You said I'd never make it
That I could only fail
But I'm the one who's standing
And what has happened to you?

Now that we've said goodbye to you
We've started something new

Your heroes are dead
They were all in you head
When nothing is left we'll start again
Your heroes are gone
They left with the dawn
Now it's just us we'll carry on

Your heroes are dead
They were all in you head
When nothing is left we'll start again
Your heroes are gone
They left with the dawn
Now it's just us we'll carry on


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"Your Heroes Are Dead" as written by Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert

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    General CommentI love this new CD. I am gonna buy it when it comes out and if you buy it at an indie store you get a free book by andrew schwab with the CD (which is only 9 bucks)
    Outkaston September 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti got the prerelease. this cd is incredible, kids. buy it on the 24th.

    Project 86. Amazing.
    coolhandlukeon September 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome..like most Project 86 songs!! People must know that their heroes are dead!! Viva Jesus Christ!
    Ardent1on March 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentJesus is the only hero who will never die....that's awesome!!!!! i need to get this cd.
    charcoal_starson January 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentheres wht i say............its about a person who joined a false religon and then the religon dissapated and they were left w/ a state of not knowing wht to belief sayign who is going to help me thought this....liek b4 finding christ.........
    nineslipchamberon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand btw its the mob is restless looking for something new......not the world
    nineslipchamberon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand its the gallows are calling for you to pay for this
    nineslipchamberon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of my personal favorites by P86. This song is satire all the way around, and is a very hard one to completely get a grasp on, but I shall try.

    The first verse is about how people will turn against their heroes at the drop of a hat. One mistake and the lynch mob shows up ready to hang the once worshipped leader. Perhaps even a church congregation?

    The second verse, I believe, is a big time play on "fearless fathers" and "dollars", meaning the men whose faces are on our money all died and now most of what they fought for is mocked by the very money on which their faces are printed.

    Overall, the song is about how people are only satisfied with a "hero" when things are going well, and they will change their mind at the drop of a hat, including those who follow God. Our hero may have died, but he rose again!
    Skillet7on January 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment*read my comment in Little Green Men to catch up*

    Stan returns to his hometown after being gone for several months(years?) and finds his family in total ruin. All the people(the "heroes") that his family follow'd have let them down, while his hero(God) is still going strong with him.
    This part is him confronting his parents/peers.
    "You said I'd never make it
    That I could only fail
    But I'm the one who's standing
    And what has happened to you?

    Now that we're left here on our own
    There's nowhere left to turn
    He will see us through
    Now that we say goodbye to you
    We've started something new

    Your heroes are dead, they're all in your head
    When nothing is left we'll start again
    Your heroes are gone, they left with the dawn
    Now it's just us, we'll carry on "
    ProjectShadowson February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso its "Gallows are calling" not "Cattle's calling"
    ProjectShadowson February 12, 2006   Link

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