A world without heroes
Is like a world without sun
You can't look up to anyone
Without heroes
And a world without heroes
Is like a never ending race
It's like a time, without a place
A pointless thing
Devoid of grace
Where you don't know what your after
Or if something's after you
And you don't know why you don't know
In a world without heroes
In a world without dreams
Things are no more than they seem
A world without heroes
Is like a bird without wings
Or a bell that never rings
Just a sad and useless thing
Where you don't know what you're after
Or if somethings after you
And you don't know why you don't know
In a world without heroes

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A World Without Heroes Lyrics as written by Bob Ezrin Lou Reed

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    General CommentConsidering Kiss is my favorite, I love everything by them. But this is a really odd song for Gene Simmons to do but it is great and very meaningful.
    UrFantasyon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is an awesome Gene Simmons ballad which was co-written by Lou Reed also.

    I love Paul Stanley's guitar solo on this track.
    acefrehleyon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn the music video, Gene cries.
    Mike Anthonyon January 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe final nail in KISS'S coffin
    Levitator89on February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentphrrt. Really? He cries in the vid?
    Gene, although he is the most stubborn, greedy fucked up bastard whos shagged more people than you can count.
    He is a fun guy, likes to have a laugh and is...well...the Demon
    Popcorn_adleron May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was part Kiss' attempt at a concept album. The idea was it was to be the soundtrack to a movie called The Elder, hence the name of the album. The album is about a young man chosen to go on quest to fight the forces of evil. He decides that the quest is to much for him to take on and it seems the evil character , Mr. Blackwell, will be victorious as there is no hero to fight against him. That's where the song A World Without Heroes comes. In the end he accepts the path laid in front of him and is victorious in defeating Mr. Blackwell.

    Is it a cheesy story...Yes
    Was it one of Kiss' worst albums...Yes
    Was it the end of Kiss...No

    But it was the first album to feature Eric Carr on drums
    Gutsnakon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUrfantasy is right, this is an odd song for Kiss, in fact the whole album is odd for Kiss. But having said that I have always really liked it but I have always been a sucker for their gentler songs. Wolfpac2007 is also correct, it was supposed to be the soundtrack for a movie that never got off the ground. If you think about the concept of Kiss ie. based on comic book type characters, I guess it isn't that outlandish. And I don't know about it being their worst album, just different. Guess it depends on your taste.
    gerimerrymuffinon April 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite guitar solos in this song
    Jignrapalaon November 27, 2015   Link
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    General Commentthis song was reaaly good my dad and grandma love this song
    rockergryl08on November 30, 2009   Link

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