"Time Loves a Hero" as written by and Payne Barrere....
Well they say time loves a hero
But only time will tell
If he's real, he's a legend from heaven
If he ain't he was sent here from hell

Hear me well
Seein' ain't always believin'
Just make sure it's the truth that you're seein'
Eyes sometimes lie, eyes sometimes lie
They can be real deceivin'

I got an Uncle in Puerto Rico
Spends his days in the sun
His nights in the casinos
He left the States many years ago
Took a fishin' boat to Puerto Rico
Now my aunt, she is sad and lonely
She'll never know that she drove him away
As a coward I admire his courageous ways

Well they say time loves a hero
But only time will tell
If he's real, he's a legend from heaven
If he ain't he was sent here from hell

Some say my uncle, that he's a zero
His life is as a shell, he left it back at Stateside
I'd say he's doin' pretty well, without his shell
Bumming 'round the beaches of Puerto Rico

The beauty of the sunrise and sunset
To his friends he wish he could tell
They're at home still runnin' for bells
Better San Juan than that blue collar hell

Well they say time loves a hero
But only time will tell
If he's real, he's a legend from heaven
If he ain't he was sent here from hell


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"Time Loves a Hero" as written by Kenneth R. Gradney Paul Barrere

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  • +1
    General Commentmbrachmanon I think you have it completely wrong.

    "Seein' ain't always believin'
    Just make sure it's the truth that you're seein'
    Eyes sometimes lie, eyes sometimes lie
    They can be real deceivin' "

    "Now my aunt - she is sad and lonely
    She'll never know that she drove him away"

    Sounds to me like a bad marriage and the aunt pushed the uncle away. How is he being selfish if the party in question won't be reasonable and listen? Sometime all you can do is leave. That's just the way it works. Some people will never change and its just best to take care of yourself instead of trying to reason with others who won't listen. This is a great song.
    pfraktalon September 03, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAbout as mean-spirited and sexist a song as ever existed in rock, and that's saying something. We're supposed to sympathize with the uncle who lives like a charming, self-centered sociopath, and demonize the aunt who was left to pick up the pieces of her life due to his selfishness? I don't think so. This song makes me angry.
    mbrachmanon August 16, 2014   Link

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