"The World Needs A Hero" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
An Iron fist quietly sits inside the Velvet Glove
Take control, untouchable just like God above
I can't escape, wrapped in red tape, what will become of me?
If I object, then I defect my country 'tis of thee

The White House is calling
Tell them I'll call them back
Just tell them anything
Yeah get them off my back

(The world needs a hero)

Not that I would ever lie but I have no choice
Words I say heard today are not mine, just my voice

NATO is on line 1
They want to talk to me
Tell them that I'm not in
Tell them that I'm not free

The world needs a hero
The world needs a hero

Phantom rule, the hidden jewel who's really in control?
On puppet strings, a nation swings undermined by moles

The UN is on hold
Tell them I'll call them back
Yeah tell them anything
Just get them off my back

The world needs a hero
The world needs a hero

Dave the White House is calling
They want to talk to me
Tell them that I can't be bought
Tell them that I'm not free

The world needs a hero
The world needs a hero
The world needs a hero
The world needs a hero
Got to, got to, got to find a hero
The world needs a hero


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"The World Needs a Hero" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General Commentthis is a godly song
    metalhead1204on March 07, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationCensorship? Fear? Figureheads? I can't tell.
    DanStranger51on May 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSounds like it's about a vigilante who sees the country going to hell and they decide to do something about it.
    Trifarceon December 31, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationi'ts saying that the people in the US are't free. that the US is controlled by people behind the scenes, by a class of parasites (On puppet strings, a nation swings undermined by "moles"). this relation of parasitism is emphasized by the use of "moles".
    behind the colorful scene of dysfunctional democracy (quietly sits inside the Velvet Glove) is an "Iron fist" that does what it pleases.
    "Phantom rule, the hidden jewel who's really in control?"
    more evidence that this song is protesting the illusion of freedom.
    the speaker here (Dave, that is) is conscious about this fact. the says "tell them that i'm not free". i's an antithesis of the saying "land of the free". i'ts telling the NATO, the UN, and the white house, that he is aware, and that he refuses to be bought. "the white house is calling". he refuses to take part in the huge play, and he sides with his principles. in the end, he favors the truth.
    that's my interpretation.
    it would also explain why megadeath is way too underrated. they never give into pressure fro either the mainstream or the government. always with a great deal of artistic and intellectual commitment
    Tunisian0rock0fanon February 18, 2013   Link

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