"Heroes" as written by Anthony C. Battaglia, Brent Smith and Jasin Todd....
Stare in wonder
Who's here to bring you down?
Find your martyr
I'm sure you've made the crown
So light a fire under my bones, so when
I die for you, at least I'll die alone

Ain't nothing for me to end up like this
There's no comparing me this time

All my heroes have now become ghosts
Sold their sorrow to the ones who paid the most
All my heroes are dead and gone
But they're inside of me
They still live on

Dark devotion in a beacon Paradise
Shows no emotion to a willing sacrifice
You can put a man on trial, but you can't make the guilty pay
And you can cage an animal, but you can't take away the rage

Ain't nothing for me to end up like this
There's no comparing me this time

All my heroes have now become ghosts
Sold their sorrow to the ones who paid the most
All my heroes are dead and gone
But they're inside of me
They still live on

All my heroes have now become ghosts
Sold their sorrow to the ones who paid the most
All my heroes are dead and gone
But they're inside of me
They still live on

They're all dead and gone


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"Heroes" as written by Brent Smith Tony Battaglia

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    General CommentThis song bears more than just a passing resemblance to Sounudgarden......

    And it is more than just the way Brent is emoting his voice....

    The verse riff sounds so much like Spoonman,

    I think that Brent was a huge Soundgarden/90's Grunge music fan......

    He is singing about how all of his idols either Died ( Cobain Staley ) or simply gone, ( as much as I HATE to admit it, Vedder, and To an extent, Cornell who's voice is aptly shot for in this song,)

    He's basically saying Grunge is dead, but it will live on inside of him......

    The greatest decade of music will live on inside us all......

    or at least anyone who gives a shit...
    N0 C0DE 79on October 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI heard it was highly inspired by Dimebag. Its about remembering "heros" and keeping them alive in your heart.
    Great song great band, one of my favorite tracks on the CD.
    AKSSOULBRIDEon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDimebag would make more sense Chronologically actually, I didn't even think of it... even though brents biggest influence is otis reading, the band is heavily rooted in classic rock and metal....
    N0 C0DE 79on December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps you are both right. Now that Dimebag has passed, ALL Brent's heroes are dead or gone. That makes sense to me, as there aren't a whole lot of guys worth admiring still making music as good as they used to.
    rock_hawkon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentaight this is wut i think, while the above answer may be right, and i could be wrong, this is what i think. perhaps its a political song. from the lines...

    You can put a man on trial, but you can't make the guilty pay
    And you can cage an animal, but you can't take away the rage

    ...its like he is talkingabout trials such as OJ simpson and michael jackson. you can acuse the vilins of things and put them on trial, but theyll get out of it. and then hes saying that even if you put a criminal in prison, when he gets out he gona be jus tthe same. then there are the lines..

    All my heroes have now become ghosts
    Sold their sorrow to the ones who paid the most


    ..soundslike all the "heros" (the lawyers and judges who are suposed to be helping and saving people in this country), are getting payed off to make the wrong decisions...these are jus tmy thoughts...let me know what yall think. either way it is an awesome song
    rockertildeath13on February 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti completely disagree with that, man.
    lawyers are his heroes? no way.
    iforgoton April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI completly agree with "iforgot"

    First of all, lawyers?
    Second of all, Michael Jackson???

    What shit were u smokin and where can i get it
    loc4485on July 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Code on this one, about all his early "heroes" and favorites are all not dead and gone...several lines throughout the song make me feel that this is what he was trying to convey...
    as for the line "sold their sorrow, to the ones who paid the most"...how many bands will sell the rights to their songs, their devotion and everything, just to make a few more bucks at the time, and with all the original writers and singers of the songs dead, that's all it's all about with some of Brent's favorite songs and bands, it's all about the money made for the record labels
    Evantillon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell, i don't think it necessarily has to be about someone famous or well-known... some people consider their families and friends heros-- he could be talking about a friend that betrayed him or someone he loved selling out....
    Chrsitianaon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was listening to an interview on the radio, and they pretty much said. Musicans that were pretty well known and who people admired as well as presidents and leaders in that matter.
    bLaCkHeArT xDon September 02, 2006   Link

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