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 think it's high time for "Heroes Part Two" in the #metoo and Trump era.
Help me come up with other fallen heroes - Bill Cosby, Lance Armstrong...Chachi from Happy Days? Will ya?
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
Why are all our heroes so imperfect Why do they always bring me down
Heard Babe Ruth was full of malice Lewis Carroll I'm sure did Alice Plato in the cave with those very young boys
T.S. Eliot 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 I think I'll just get drunk and depressed.
Songwriters: Jill Sobule / Robin Eaton