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The Heavy — Short Change Hero
Album: The House That Dirt Built
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Total ratings: 4746









Released: 2009
Length: 5:19
Plays (last 30 days): 7
I can't see where you comin' from
But I know just what you runnin' from:
And what matters ain't the "who's baddest" but
The ones who stop you fallin' from your ladder, baby

And you feel like you feelin' now
And doin' things just to please your crowd,
When I love you like the way I love you,
And I suffer, but I ain't gonna cut you 'cause

This ain't no place for no hero.
This ain't no place for no better man.
This ain't no place for no hero
To call "home."

This ain't no place for no hero.
This ain't no place for no better man.
This ain't no place for no hero
To call "home."

Every time I close my eyes, I think,
I think about you inside,
And your mother, givin' up on askin' why -
Why you lie, and you cheat, and you try to make
A fool outta she...

I can't see where you comin' from,
But I know just what you're runnin' from.
And what matters ain't the "who's baddest," but the
Ones who stop you fallin' from your ladder, 'cause

This ain't no place for no hero.
This ain't no place for no better man.
This ain't no place for no hero
To call "home."
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LOL I heard this in the movie Tommy Boy and didnt realize it was a real song. Chris Farley was signing it.
Hits all the right spots
 igotitmade2k wrote:

This replaces Superfly as my Street Walking Soundtrack. 




You mean you gave up Stayin' Alive??
 igotitmade2k wrote:

This replaces Superfly as my Street Walking Soundtrack. 



TMI
Sounds like a Cage The Elephant remix.
Great!
This replaces Superfly as my Street Walking Soundtrack. 
 snowcone wrote:

Hey, Bill.
Please set this one after "Ain't no rest for the wicked" by Cage the elephant...



really good call. fingers crossed.
Hey, Bill.
Please set this one after "Ain't no rest for the wicked" by Cage the elephant...
groovy!

damn, gets better every time. 9.
I thought it was Ennio Marcone at first
I thought it was 

Ennio Morricone
really like this song, would like to hear more from this band
 wolverine wrote:
LOVE The HEAVY!! FACT: This is the only musical guests on late night with David Letterman to EVER, in it's history, play an encore. Then to top it off the next time they were on, once again they got to play another encore. That is how good this band is - in your face!{#Notworthy}



The Drive By Truckers were asked back by Dave to play the same song again. Everybody needs Love.
 Yiungdrac wrote:


lol your right



Wow! I almost forgot what Popeye sounded like until  you mentioned it 


"Homes fit for 'heroes' Towards the end of the war, Prime Minister David Lloyd George promised that returning soldiers would have 'homes fit for heroes'. This meant more than just a good quality house; it meant that Britain would provide a higher standard of living for all"
.
And there'll be blue birds (not even native to these shores),
and jam tomorrow boys
just you wait and see.
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But look at it now...
"oh, what happened to,
my greeee-eeen,
and pleasant land?"
I actually listened to the song as I skipped it when I heard the intro.

I like it, just do not like the use of the TGB&TU theme in the intro. 
The Good, the Bad, and the Heavy.
 Bakaretsu wrote:



 bruceandjenna wrote:
A worthy ambition.

There is a paramilitary/spy series out in the interwebs called Strike Back that used this as the theme song. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...(TV_series)  It was actually a fun watch (the American character was an Aussie and the British character was American... and they were def eye candy) 

Smoke & Thunder!
 Decoy wrote:

sounds like Popeye after a bender at port.



lol your right
>This ain't no place for no hero.
 
Me at Subway.


How You Like Me Now? (The Heavy song)

 fedtho wrote:
Am I the only one hearing a Gnarlz Barkley vibe in this (especially the intro)?
[I did a random check of the existing comments and found no mention of it.]

I thought c lo green and had to see who was in the band.
These last few songs are starting to feel like a playlist for the Ukrainian troops
I always wondered if the intro is either someone shuffling forward on gravel (possibly almost shot-to-death cowboy) or someone digging a grave...
Excellent!!
YEAH
Respect!xx
 eyeball wrote:

"This ain't no place for no hero" = double negative = this IS a place for a hero?


Isn't it a triple negative?
 DocStrangelove wrote:

i need to win a few million dollars so i can make a movie with this song in the title track.



A worthy ambition.
 sunybuny wrote:


Gnarls Barkley in chaps with fringe

I can't stop thinking of Donny Hathaway.
 rdo wrote:

A little Moby, a little Urge Overkill, and Gnarls Barkley



Gnarls Barkley in chaps with fringe
 eyeball wrote:

"This ain't no place for no hero" = double negative = this IS a place for a hero?


Well, double negatives like that are common in conversational, less “educated,” English and have been used countless times in popular music lyrics, and successfully, such as in Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do”: “This ain’t no disco...” and of course the word “wanna” is not “proper” English either.  This is not an issue for me, and not surprising.  What is surprising though, is there was no mention in these comments of the fact that the opening melody is a variation of, but very similar to, the main tune of “House of the Rising Sun,” which is a really old song and now in the public domain, so there’s no worry about copyright infringement.  
Why you lie, and you cheat, and you try to make a fool outta sheep
"This ain't no place for no hero" = double negative = this IS a place for a hero?
This song is so cool... so full of soul. It just scratches the itch.
 fedtho wrote:
Am I the only one hearing a Gnarlz Barkley vibe in this (especially the intro)?
[I did a random check of the existing comments and found no mention of it.]
For a VERY long time, I thought it was them ...
<snip>
 It sure sounds to me like gnarls barkley!

 fedtho wrote:
Am I the only one hearing a Gnarlz Barkley vibe in this (especially the intro)?
[I did a random check of the existing comments and found no mention of it.]
For a VERY long time, I thought it was them ...
To me, this song has always felt like an instant classic, timeless, something that has always been there!
And now, with all of you talking about it, I want to play that game that has THIS as a theme
 

YES.
Sounds like someone eating chips...
9 --> 10. An overdue bump.
I keep waiting for 'the good, the bad, and the ugly' to start
Borderlands brought me here
 mattenuttall wrote:

Apparently that intro crunching sound is band member Dan walking on cat litter. My amateur acoustic analysis suggests the litter box had not been used prior to recording....
 
Agreed, we'd probably hear some choice swearing and spongier sounds. Yuck!
Just as well he didn't walk on the cat :)
 Egctheow wrote:

Sounds like shovelling dirt to me. With the earbuds in, might give you the feeling your ENT has gone berserk
And I do like the song too :-)
 
Apparently that intro crunching sound is band member Dan walking on cat litter. My amateur acoustic analysis suggests the litter box had not been used prior to recording....
 tgrier wrote:
"Godless" - Should have used this song.... If you have not seen it yet on Netflix ... do it. Do it now!
 
Just read the description and a couple of reviews.  Violent revenge western... no thanks.
climb baby climb
kingart wrote:
I hear a spaghetti western trying to climb out of the dust.