It’s safe to say I have a new favorite song. It’s just so happy sounding but then the lyrics are deep and emotional. You could listen to it in any mood. This song is called “Hero” by a band called Family of the Year. It came out in 2012 but I, with my tendency to live under a rock, am just hearing it. And in the past day, I have ‘heard’ it multiple times. And in a move that would make ALA proud, I began to reflect on the lyrics. And guess what came out of it? An EL Lesson.
The Chorus goes:
Let me go
I don’t wanna be your hero
I don’t wanna be a big man
Just wanna fight with everyone else
I don’t wanna be a part of your parade
Everyone deserves a chance to
Walk with everyone else
This man is basically saying he just wants to work with everyone else and not be the ‘hero.’ He doesn’t want recognition, because everyone deserves to get equal recognition. Apart from thinking this guy was just really awesome, i realized he reminded me of Level 5 Leadership, something we learnt about in entrepreneurial leadership class. Level 5 leadership is a blend of personal humility and intense professional will (wanting the whole business to succeed). I think this song really sends that message, at least after 40 listens. Maybe after I play it a 100 times, I’ll see how it’s the cure for the common cold.
What songs do you like with not so obvious messages?
Here’s the link for the song