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"Nobody's Hero" is a song by Canadian progressive rock band Rush, released as the third single from their 1993 album Counterparts. The first verse deals with the AIDS-related death of a homosexual man named Ellis, a friend of Neil Peart when Peart lived in London. After the chorus, the second verse speaks of a girl who was murdered in Peart's hometown, Port Dalhousie. The girl is rumoured to have been Kristen French, one of Paul Bernardo's victims. It inspired the title for the paper Nobody's Hero: On Equal Protection, Homosexuality, and National Security published in The George Washington Law Review.  


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I knew he was different in his sexuality
I went to his parties as a straight minority
It never seemed a threat to my masculinity
He only introduced me to a wider reality 

As the years went by, we drifted apart
When I heard that he was gone
I felt a shadow cross my heart
But he's nobody's

Hero 
Saves a drowning child
Cures a wasting disease
Hero 
Lands the crippled airplane
Solves great mysteries 

Hero 
Not the handsome actor 
Who plays a hero's role
Hero
Not the glamour girl 
Who'd love to sell her soul
If anybody's buying
Nobody's hero 

I didn't know the girl, but I knew her family
All their lives were shattered 
In a nightmare of brutality
They try to carry on, try to bear the agony
Try to hold some faith
In the goodness of humanity 

As the years went by, we drifted apart
When I heard that she was gone
I felt a shadow cross my heart
But she's nobody's 

Hero
Is the voice of reason
Against the howling mob
Hero 
Is the pride of purpose
In the unrewarding job (the unrewarding job)

Hero
Not the champion player 
Who plays the perfect game
Hero
Not the glamour boy 
Who loves to sell his name
Everybody's buying
Nobody's hero

As the years went by, we drifted apart
When I heard that you were gone
I felt a shadow cross my heart 
But he's nobody's

Hero 
Saves a drowning child
Cures a wasting disease
Hero 
Lands the crippled airplane
Solves great mysteries 

Hero 
Not the handsome actor 
Who plays a hero's role
Hero
Not the glamour girl 
Who'd love to sell her soul
If anybody's buying
Nobody's hero 

Nobody's hero 

Hero 

Nobody's hero 

Hero

Nobody's hero

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Rush

Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson, and drummer, percussionist and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their iconic lineup when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first United States tour. Rutsey's departure stemmed primarily from health concerns regarding his diabetes. In 2015 the band played their final show due to Peart's declining health. more »

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Written by: Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee Weinrib, Neil Peart

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