This song is from my Pink Pearl album. It's a short list of historical icons and heroes that were deeply flawed or just big assholes. I'm thinking of writing "Heroes, Part 2". This time I'll keep it more modern and up-to-date to include those that have been outed and publicly shamed in, say, the last months or...two days.
Will you help me write it?
Why are all our heroes so imperfect Why do they always bring me down Why are all our heroes so imperfect The statue in the park has lost his crown William Faulkner drunk and depressed Dorothy Parker mean, drunk and depressed And that guy in Seven Years in Tibet turned out to be a nazi The founding fathers all had slaves, the explorers slaughtered the braves The Old Testament God can be so petty Paul McCartney jealous of John, even more so now that he's gone Dylan was so mean to Donovan in that movie Pablo Picasso cruel to his wives My favorite poets took their own lives Orson Welles peaked at 25, ballooned before our eyes And he sold bad wine Heard Babe Ruth was full of malice Lewis Carroll I'm sure did Alice Plato in the cave with those very young boys TS Elliott hated Jews, FDR didn't save the Jews All the French joined the resistance after the war Raymond Chandler drunk and depressed Tennessee Williams drunk and depressed Think I'll just get drunk and depressed