CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
WORKING CLASS HERO
“…They hurt you at home
& they hit you at school.
They hate you if you’re clever
& they despise a fool …”
John Lennon's stinging lyrics for "Working Class Hero" attack from various angles: education, family, religion and society. By the conclusion of the song, it becomes clear that he considers himself implicated in the social conformity and suppression of the individual.
"Working Class Hero" remains one of Lennon's finest compositions, as a member of The Beatles and as a soloist. It appears on his first post-Beatles LP, 'Plastic Ono Band', issued in 1970.
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