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“How Can I Be a Hero?”
Background information
Released October 27, 2013
Length 2:28
Recorded by Brendon Small
Performed by Nathan Explosion, Pickles, William Murderface and Skwisgaar Skwigelf
Featured in The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera
Album The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera Soundtrack
Next track The Fans Are Chatting
Previous track Tracking / Ishnifus and the Challenge
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How Can I Be a Hero?” is a song by virtual American melodic metal band Dethklok. It was released as a scene in The Doomstar Requiem, and later on its eponymous soundtrack—the band’s fourth full-length album.

Official audio[]


  • [Nathan] What is a hero? Who am I?
  • I’m a simple multi-platinum rock star living a simple multi-platinum life
  • I don’t know ‘bout that crazy world, just driving this A-list mile
  • I’m just a filthy rich economic power and all that I need I buy
  • Oh!
  • How can I be a hero when I’m just a krillionaire?
  • There ain’t no groupie blowjob that can help me to prepare
  • How can I be your hero when I’m just a man that is larger than life?
  • I’m just a tiny little miniscule superstar trying to get by, well...
  • [Pickles] Maybe if we threw this life away
  • We can learn to live a different way
  • [Murderface] Oh, I’ll go back to school and get myself a degree
  • In something f—king useless like psychology
  • [Skwisgaar] Oh, I could gets myself a wifes and leads a different lifes
  • And hides out in the bathroom and jack offs every night
  • [Pickles] Start driving a hybrid, brag I’m saving the planet
  • [Skwisgaar] Quote SNLs at works all days and acts like it’s ad libs
  • [Nathan] But if that’s the life of a regular jackoff
  • I’d probably just kill myself, yeah!
  • How can I be a hero when my dick is big as a shoe?
  • There ain’t no all-access passes that help me to break through
  • So many items on my backstage rider but there ain’t no bravery
  • I’m just the seventh top financial power, but I’m little old me
  • [Dethklok sans Toki] How can I be a hero...
  • [Pickles] ...when I get everything for free?
  • [Skwisgaar] I screws more girls than Wilt Chamberlains—I can proves it with my STDs
  • [Dethklok sans Toki] How can I be your hero when we’re the world’s largest metal band?
  • [Nathan] I’ll never be a hero, ‘cause I’m better than everyone but I’m just a man
  • I’m afraid the answer is no


  • Brendon Small — vocals (Dethklok sans Toki), guitar, bass, drums, piano, production