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Lyrics for A Real Hero by College & Electric Youth:

Intro
Real human being
And a real hero

Verse 1
Back against the wall and odds
With the strength of a will and a cause
Your pursuits are called outstanding
You're emotionally complex
Against the grain of dystopic claims
Not the thoughts your actions entertain
And, you have proved to be
A real human being
And a real hero

Hook
Real human being
And a real hero
Real human being
And a real hero
Real human being
And a real hero
Real human being

Verse 2
A pilot on a cold, cold morn'
155 people on board
All safe and all rescued
From the slowly sinking ship
Water warmer than his head so cool
In that tight bind, knew what to do
And you have proved to be
A real human being

Hook
And a real hero
Real human being
And a real hero
Real human being
And a real hero
Real human being
And a real hero
Real human being

Outro
Real human being
Real human being

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Song Facts

A song dedicated to the former airline captain of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 Chesley Sullenburger, who on January 15, 2009, made an emergency landing in the Hudson River after geese flew into the plane’s engines, causing them to fail. Everyone on board was successfully evacuated. Sullenburger and his crew were highly praised for their heroism. Listening to the tenor of the song, it talks about a man who, in the face of tragedy and dystopia is able to rise above all odds and be a hero.

The song is most known for appearing on the soundtrack to the film, Drive, in which Ryan Gosling plays the rebellious protagonist that attempts to restore order into his girlfriend’s life.

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