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The Libertines

Time for Heroes (2:40)

"Time for Heroes" is a song by English rock band The Libertines, and is featured on their debut album, Up the Bracket. It was released 13 January 2003 as the third single from that album, placing at #20 in the UK Singles Chart (see 2003 in British music). Based on singer/guitarist Pete Doherty's experiences and police brutality at the London May Day Riots of 2001.

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Did you see the stylish kids in the riot?
Shovelled up like muck
Set the night on fire
Wombles bleed truncheons and shields

The Libertines - Time for Heroes Lyrics


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  • brilliant!
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  • one of the most meaningful songs because of its brilliant lyrics, Pete and Carl are geniuses. love this song, it's so lovely
  • Antheeeem !
  • great tune.
  • Yup
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  • "He knows there's no more distressing sight than that of an Englishman in a baseball cap. And we'll die in the class we were born. But that's a class of our own, my love."
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