They've had chances to make this big city seem so small
Under stage lights, in rooms packed from window to wall
Like the sound of a smile or the distance of song
Only measured in time as the kids sing along
They are the ones who make a difference
Get these people on their feet
They say, "Let us be heard. Hear us out."

Can you hear?
The crowd is calling, "Hey, sing louder now,"
You've got to show them what it means to be alive
Dancing through the night has never been so rock n' roll
You've got a good thing and it's time to let them know

Win their hearts with words unlike the pages left at home
Secrets kept from critics
No one ever wants to know

Can you hear?
The crowd is calling, "Hey, sing louder now,"
You've got to show them what it means to be alive
Dancing through the night has never been so rock n' roll
You've got a good thing and it's time to let them know

Sing louder now
Let's dance the night away


Lyrics submitted by Stupendous_Man

Hometown Heroes; National Nobodies song meanings
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    My Interpretation"Win their hearts with words unlike the pages left at home
    Secrets kept from critics
    No one ever wants to know"

    Alright this part defiantly gets something going in me.
    Here it is: Well with lyrics you kinda half to have them in some form. I'm not saying they have to rhyme im just saying they have to be in a form to fit the song.

    So you can't really use everything you want to in a song.

    I have a bunch of notebooks i write at home, but of course i cant use all of them for lyrics cause they wouldnt really fit the song.

    So the lyrics he's winning people over aren't like tthe stuff he has written at home in which he probably expresses himself more using more detailed situations and detailed words.

    It's true though no one really wants to know that kind of stuff because they won't be able to relate to something like that. Lyrics need to be more generalized sometimes.

    I don't know if I'm crazy or if anyone will get what I'm saying it's just a though that came to my head and i needed to try to explain it. Keyword is try =/

    let me know if you guys get what i mean though
    Othercooldudeon March 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this is all about the scene. the kids that come out, make shows sold out shows.
    "in rooms packed from window to wall"

    i think it was directed to the fans and they're showing their appreciation
    "They are the ones who make a difference,
    get these people on their feet."

    and in response to the lyric. kids know them and they play little venues that are sprinkled around little towns. not big venues that people know everywhere.

    mmm i like.
    shejustwantstorockon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEhh, I kinda agree, I kind of disagree.

    Hometown heroes, national nobodies. The song is about an amazing band that makes the locals go wild, everyone around loves them.

    "In rooms packed from window to wall"
    That means that they are playing a local show so maybe they don't have much room to play, but a ton of people came and squished in just to here the amazing band play.

    But because they're just a local band, they're "National Nobodies"
    hopelessly_hopefulon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Hopelessly hopeful. =D

    Wow this was the first All Time Low song I ever heard and I fell in love with them.
    white_china_dollon January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust a straight-forward, up beat song about a show meant to get the crowd going. and it works. =]
    veggiestyleon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song would mean more to people if they actually came from the same hometown from All Time Low.

    I come from the same hometown as all time low.
    3 of them went to the same high school as me, I can relate to this on a huge level, as well as more of their songs.

    They have so much support from their hometown, and thats why they are so loved, hense the title, hometown hereos.

    They're starting to get more recognition, which is amazing, because they're giving hope to all the other bands from maryland hope.
    GraceMonicaon July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with GraceMonica on this one.
    i too am from MD and can relate to this song. It reminds me of "This is how we do."
    xAshleyViciouson December 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with GraceMonica on this one.
    i too am from MD and can relate to this song. It reminds me of "This is how we do."
    xAshleyViciouson December 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song i think is just about any local band thats just starting to become known around their home town. they have their fans who come to their shows cause they live close by which is why theyre "hometown heroes" but still dont have many other fans in other parts of the country which explains that "national Nobodys"
    dearkatieon February 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAgreed with most of them above :) I think it's pretty self-explanatory. It definitely shows how much they appreciate and care about their fans. I'm not from Maryland, but I can bet that ya'll feel sentimental and proud and a whole bonanza of feelings when you hear this song :,)

    It makes me wanna dancejumprunsingflyshimmy-
    -jugglebananasandchasemonkeys. The guitar-solo at the end is awesome even though it's pretty simple, actually, the whole song is awesome. Like the band. Yesyes :)
    DidYouSaySomethingon March 24, 2008   Link

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