"I Don't Want To Be A Hero" as written by and Clark Datchler....
Oh, send me off to war
With a gun in my hand
But I won't pull the trigger
Our destiny is here
Beneath the red, white and blue
So lead me to the slaughter

Now don't be afraid
Come and join the parade
For the ultimate in sacrifice
It's an old-fashioned story

Of hope and of glory
A ticket for taking a life

[Chorus:]
I, I don't want to be a hero
I don't want to die for you
I don't want to be a hero

Oh send me off to war
In a far away land
I never knew existed
Subject me to the truth
To the horror and pain
Until my mind is twisted

And what if I fail
Will you put me in jail
For a murder I will not commit?
'Cause you don't understand
Till there's blood on your hands
That it's time to forget and forgive

[Chorus]

And those who return
Come back only to learn
That they're hated by those who they love
'Cause you don't understand
Till there's blood on your hands
That it's time to forget and forgive

[Chorus]


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"I Don't Want to Be a Hero" as written by Clark Datchler

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    General CommentThe singer does not want to join the military, thinks war is evil and does not understand the reasons for war.

    This song was written in the late-1980s, near the end of the Cold War.

    It could also be about the Vietnam War.
    simple80sukuson April 15, 2016   Link

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