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AWOLNATION: Kill Your Heroes Meaning

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Song Released: 2012


Kill Your Heroes Lyrics

Well I met an old man
dying on a train.
No more destination
no more pain.
Well he said
"one thing, before I graduate...
never let your fear decide your fate."

I say ya kill your heroes and
fly, fly, baby don't cry.
No need to...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 2011 10:17pm report


    It's more about taking control of your life, and to not be afraid of matching up to a hero. Everybody dies in the end, but that doesn't mean they won't be remebered.

    Kill you heroes, and use them to inspire and drive you. Don't be afraid of dying in the end, because that's going to happen to everyone.

    Also, don't ever think your dreams, life, and heroes aren't worth loving. People will love you for what you do, who you are, not who you respect or are inspired by. Kill your heroes and become your own inspiration. Its the best tribute you can give to them.



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    manthatsonofamitch
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    Dec 22nd, 12:05am report


    the music video is about these kids left alone at home when their mom is at work or something and she says "okay Barney (barney is the oldest sibling) dont let your brother or sister get in trouble" but theyre watching this show where awolnation plays the song and it apperantly makes the kids go crazy and do all this stuff like break lamps and pour milk on each other. when the mom gets back the room is a huge mess and it just shows the kids looking at the mom at she looks at the mess. meaning that they did what they want, but there was conciquences. it means that you can be your own hero in times. dont just do what other people do {i say you kill your heros}



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    anonymous
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    Dec 11th, 12:33pm report


    Be independent.

    Simple as that.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 15th, 2013 6:57pm report


    These are the things I thought of:
    Before going in to college. How you decide your future, what course will you take and why should you be the one to decide what happens next, not someone else.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 12th, 2013 4:43pm report


    Pay attention to the lyrics of all the songs on Megalithic Symphony. They're a warning, not some feel-good music...but feel free to make it whatever you want; that's the beauty of art.
    I've been to an AWOLNATION concert. This guy is a genius. I've seen him make a crowd cheer when they should have been insulted.
    Before you completely disagree about my first paragraph, look up "Knights of Shame."



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    anonymous
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    Dec 17th, 2012 12:35pm report


    I think that it means that sometimes when you idolize someone you go to far and try to be like them, copying everything they do. So you need to let go of your heroes and build your own personality, and maybe you can become someone greater than your hero ever was.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 27th, 2012 11:54pm report


    I know this is long. If you want the straightforward review (about a paragraph), scroll to the last paragraph.
    (this is a repeated review, with a little more added. i am the same person.)
    __________________________________

    Before coming here I had no idea what this song meant. I read most of the reviews. Its much easier to appriciate the song now that i understand it.

    What it means:

    "I say you kill your heroes, and fly" This line previously didn't make any sense to me what so ever.

    Its not literal, when they say to kill your heroes. They just want you to leave your relations, and ideas of them (or other figures, or inspirations) behind. When you let them go, you control your life. All of it. You aren't going to be influenced by anyone. It's not just saying to be your own person. Its says to avoid living in a shadow of someone else. Dont try to live your life like a hero. Just be yourself. If you are your own inspiration, and a positive inspiration, people love you for you. You might even become the hero for someone else. Inspire yourself, and live for yourself. Don't live in a shadow.

    Don't be scared of death. Everyone dies. Live your life, and live your own life. Do good with the life you have. Life is about how YOU are remembered. What you did, what you stood for. You aren't remembered by what you liked, or things that inspired you. When people remember you, they remember the life you lived; not a life you appriciated or strived for.

    Don't try to be someone else because you are afraid of being judged. You must accept yourself for who you are, before anyone else does.

    You must let go of the big names, and popular figures. Become your own person. Control your own fate. DO NOT STIVE TO BE SOMEONE ELSE. people love you as you are. Make your life worth remembering. Be yourself, and dont fear disaproval.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 27th, 2012 11:29pm report


    I know this is long. If you want the straightforward review (about a paragraph), scroll to the last paragraph.
    __________________________________

    Before coming here I had no idea what this song meant. I read most of the reviews. Its much easier to appriciate the song now that i understand it.

    What it means:

    "I say you kill your heroes, and fly" This line previously didn't make any sense to me what so ever.

    Its not literal, when they say to kill your heroes. They just want you to leave your relations, and ideas of them (or other figures, or inspirations) behind. When you let them go, you control your life. All of it. You aren't going to be influenced by anyone. It's not just saying to be your own person. Its says to avoid living in a shadow of someone else. Dont try to live your life like a hero. Just be yourself. If you are your own inspiration, and a positive inspiration, people love you for you. You might even become the hero for someone else. Inspire yourself, and live for yourself. Don't live in a shadow.

    You must let go of the big names, and popular figures. Become your own person. Control your own fate. DO NOT STIVE TO BE SOMEONE ELSE. people love you as you are.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 29th, 2012 10:43pm report


    I think that it is saying you should kill your heroes so that you can become a hero. Do not fear anything because at the end we will all die and we should not let fear control our lives.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 22nd, 2012 9:06am report


    To me, this song is about living life while you have it. The old man dying on the train represents regret. He tells the first person narrator to "Never let your fear decide your fate," because we're all going to die in the end, and we'll all be forgotten. Therefore, all our actions are ultimately insignificant in the grand view of the Universe. "Killing your heroes" is disregarding all those you imitate and idolize, and living for yourself and yourself alone.

    It's a truly beautiful song, really.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 16th, 2012 9:21pm report


    Perhaps this song has a deeper, darker meaning.

    Considering this is by "AWOL"nation, maybe this is about a possible future where our own government pushes its people to the brink of civil war by whittling away their rights (for example, many people will be outraged if the govt tries to take away their guns...last time that happened, a revolution occurred).

    We hold soldiers in high regard for sacrificing their lives for us. If civil war occurs, a common belief is that a good percentage, but probably not the majority, of the U.S. military will remain loyal to the government and fight against their own people. As for the guerrilla insurgency, I say you kill your heroes.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 2nd, 2012 9:22pm report


    god damin i love this song i need it , it helped me realize that no matter how much i hide it no matter how much deny it im hurting inside and i cant let it consume me but i have to push on cuz its the biggest tribute that i can give him.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 18th, 2012 7:52pm report


    "killing your heroes" as in not letting anybody stand in you rway, or influence you over anything. yo uare your own person and yo udecide what you do, dont follow someone elses path. "fight to die", well, dont let anybody put you down. you have to go through t he hard times in your life, and you cant let yourself be stopped. you decide the outcome of your life, not anybody else. push yourself to what you believe you want to do, dont let anything stop you.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 15th, 2012 4:29pm report


    that you are your own hero so live your life how you want to your going to die like everyone else so dont envy anyone!!



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    ThisGirl
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    Nov 30th, 2011 11:30pm report


    To me this song means to follow your own dreams. To make your own foot steps to follow. To be you and not be afraid of whats out there,to take grasp of your dreams and follow your heart.To not follow someone else, but follow your heart. Because every body dies so live out your dreams to the fullest and not your heroes dreams.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 29th, 2011 11:42pm report


    This song i think is about not to worry about being famous or liked its about being your own person and not looking u to someone but to be the person everyone looks up to



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