"Hero (Hidden, Untitled Track)" as written by Damon Reinagle, Eric Sanicola, Jenilee Reyes, Julie Keenan, Teresa Castillo and Miho Karasawa....
I don't want to be a hero
I don't ever want to let you down
No I don't want to let you down

I can try to take you higher
But I don't want to wear your broken crown
You know it brings me down

Don't think you'll ever understand me
I don't even understand me
Don't have the power to anoint you
And I don't want to disappoint the fools no more
The fools no more

I couldn't answer all your questions
And if you're lost I couldn't find the way
I couldn't find your way

You know you'll have to face the music
You change your tune, you don't know what to play
So don't you run away

Everybody's talking crazy
So think I am a devil maybe
I don't want to hear about it
Don't want to have to scream and shout it

Fools no more
The fools no more

So I don't want to be a hero
Don't want to sit upon your crippled thrown
I've got a life of my own

I am not your destination
Or a road that's gonna lead you home
So baby please don't go

Please don't go
Please don't go
Please don't go...


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"Hero" as written by Eric Sanicola Damon Reinagle

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    My InterpretationWell, this song was (and still is) very profound to me. Here's my take:



    I was in the prime of my teenage years when this song came out (1988). I was a struggling teenager transitioning from being a kid to becoming an adult. Many teens think they have a lot of problems during this transition. I was one of them. Music is a common way for people 'to keep their sanity'. Well, people often relate to the music they listen to.



    I think this song kinda correlated to the John McCollum suicide lawsuit brought against Ozzy around 1987 (Another similar situation around this time occurred with Judas Priest where they were being sued after 2 young men killed themselves listening to their music). The trial was going on probably about the time Ozzy was making the No Rest For The Wicked album (this song was originally hidden on this album).


    I think Ozzy wrote this song to say, 'I am not your hero, king, or god. I can't solve your problems so please don't think I can.' He even suggests he's got his own problems, 'don't think you'll ever understand me, I don't even understand me' without being expected to assume the problems of some of his fans (I've got a life of my own).



    The reference to 'I don't wanna disappoint the fools no more'... Meaning, don't be foolish enough to think he has the power to whisk away your problems. Or worse, be foolish enough to commit suicide listening to his music.
    It's really in his best interest his fans live so they'll continue to buy his music, ha ha (please don't go). Kinda like, 'Be a good fan and enjoy my music, but don't die because of it (Or, make really bad life-choices).'


    I think this was a hidden bonus track because they probably weren't sure how it would be received by his fans following the outcome of the trial (around that time). I think it was included on the album to kinda remind fans to enjoy his music, but don't be foolish enough to think he's all so powerful. Plus, I think it was to ensure no other fans in the future would misinterpret his music in such a drastic way. He really doesn't wanna be directly responsible for the lives (or deaths) of his fans.
    ysis2on March 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhat cd is this on?
    erl81on July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt can be found on "No Rest For The Wicked"
    EvilDuck82on August 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's song 9
    Varholeon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFucking awesome tune, one of the best on that cd. Nice surprise when you get to the end and -
    A. There's a bonus track.
    and
    B. Its actually a fucking GOOD bonus track, as good if not better than others on the album!!

    This album is totally underrated anyways. Ozzy and Zakk should play at least one or two songs off of it one of these days.
    Justintimeon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that this has a somewhat similar theme to "Walk on Water". It sounds like this is almost a lament for Ozzy, of everyone viewing him as being something "larger than life", when that is not how he sees himself at all.

    A terrific song. I was shocked when i first heard it, because as mentioned by others, it does not show up on the list of songs for the album. I think that also tends to let one read into this that this song represents some personal thoughts for Ozzy.
    Ancient Propheton December 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's a beautiful song, one of Ozzy's best, not bad for a bonus track at all!
    i see the lyrics on multiple levels, from his point of view it's most likely about him and his many fans,
    but depending on the situation it means alot. i especially like the keyboard solo in the intro,
    Ozzy!
    ozzy1391on September 13, 2009   Link

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