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Weezer - Hero

When I was a kid, I thought I'd save the world
Running 'round and chasing all the criminals
Swinging on a web, flying in the sky
Shooting lasers from my eyes
But now I know it never was my destiny
It's not my place in life, not who I'm meant to be
And I don't need the glory, I don't need the fame
And I don't wanna wear this cape

'Cause on the inside (On the inside), I know it won't last
On the inside (On the inside), I'm an outcast

Well, everybody needs a hero, but I'm not everybody else
I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, oh, yeah
You know, I tried to be a hero, but I was lying to myself
I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, oh, yeah

They build you up and then they're gonna tear you down
They love you, then they hate you if you wear a crown
It's not that I don't love to solve a mystery
But life is hard enough with one identity
If silence is the voice of a new generation
Then I could live up to all of your expectations
I'd hammer down hard, like I'm Iron Fist
Then disappear like I don't exist

And on the inside (On the inside), I know it won't last
On the inside (On the inside), I'm an outcast

Well, everybody needs a hero, but I'm not everybody else
I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, oh, yeah
You know, I tried to be a hero, but I was lying to myself
I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, oh, yeah

Hero, oh, oh, oh, oh
Hero, oh, oh, oh, oh

Well, everybody needs a hero, but I'm not everybody else
I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, oh, yeah
You know, I tried to be a hero, but I was lying to myself
I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, oh, yeah
Well, everybody needs a hero, but I'm not everybody else
I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, oh, yeah
You know, I tried to be a hero, but I was lying to myself
I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, oh, yeah

Interpretation of Hero

In the song “Hero” by Weezer we learn that the narrator has dreamed in his childhood to engage in heroic deeds, similarly to Spiderman. But now the narrator realizes that it is not his vocation for fighting against villains. He feels like an outsider and he has gotten used to be lonely. That means that his freedom is more important to him than fame because it is transient. He has also become aware that people could dislike heroes instead of being grateful. The conclusion of this song is that it is better to avoid making your life more complicated than it is and that you should estimate your skills realistically. 

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