Monday, 10 October 2011

Live Video: The Heavy – “Short Change Hero”

I’m really trying not to like Strike Back: Project Dawn as much as I do, on account of its misogyny and glaring political inaccuracies but the sad truth is that I am rather hooked. 

One of the best things about the show is the song that plays during the opening credits and it has become one of those shows where I never skip through the opening credits (Doctor Who and Hawaii 5-0 being the other two examples). 

I really like this track and think it is high time that I took a proper listen to more of The Heavy’s music.  They remind me of two of my biggest musical discoveries this year: The Gutter Twins and The Twilight Singers.

The video above is of The Heavy performing “Short Change Hero” live at Gebäude 9 in Cologne, Germany.  Gebäude 9 is a former warehouse that is situated inside a defunct factory site on the right bank of the river Rhine and it has been used as a popular concert venue since 1996. 

There was no official music video for “Short Change Hero” but I just had to share this song somehow.

LYRICS

The Heavy

The House That Dirt Built

“Short Change Hero”

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

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

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 'bout you inside,
And your mama, 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, cos

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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