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Don't Be A Hero

This song is by Jim Capaldi and appears on the album Oh How We Danced (1972).

Capaldi

Don't be a hero, heroes are so sad
Don't be a hero, it'll just make you feel bad
Beware of the candyman, he doesn't realise
That the present that he's brought for you is gonna burn out your eyes.

Old Pharaoh's daughter once swallowed a grain
Which took her to Hades, where they blew out her brain
All the physicians just looked on in shame
Om the walls of the temple they erased her name.

'I'll see you tomorrow' - I heard someone say
The man he was talking to had faded away
Oh how he must have cried when he was alone
For the devil had taken his soul and the snow had froze him to the bone.

God's living herb is OK I suppose
But the thorn in your side once grew on a rose
So just take it easy, that's all I beseech
For love is the highest high you can reach.

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