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The meaning of the 'We Don't Need Another Hero' lyrics...

Postby Uncle Entity » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:42 am

Is it me or the lyrics don't make sense??? :oops:

WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER HERO
So they don't need Mad Max to save them?
WE DON'T NEED TO KNOW THE WAY HOME
So they don't need to travel out of Crack in the Earth and discover the old world????????
ALL WE WANT IS LIFE BEYOND
THUNDERDOME
So they want...??? What??? Live peacefully in Crack in the Earth?

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING
WE CAN RELY ON
THERE'S GOTTA BE SOMETHING BETTER OUT THERE
So they want to travel and discover the old world now????????

I'm very puzzled. :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :?
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Re: The meaning of the 'We Don't Need Another Hero' lyrics..

Postby PL-12Airtruk » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:21 pm

Another point might also be - whats the meaning of the title itself???

Personally, I believe the song lyrics concern the "whole of humanity" and the desire to get past the barbaric laws of Bartertown (and Thunderdome) and get back to a more civilized state.
The not "needing another hero" I think might be a reference to the childrens' defiance & desire to reach Tomorrow-morrowland without Max once they realise he's not Walker and he's urging them to stay where they are.

Max had it right about staying in Crack in the Earth - a food supply, shelter and running water - gold in the world they are in.

By the way, is this forum dying as there doesn't seem to be many replies anymore (not that I can talk), but I've noted many views but not much being said.
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Re: The meaning of the 'We Don't Need Another Hero' lyrics..

Postby rockatansky4073 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:20 pm

UH HUH!
That's how i took it too.

I wish they'd put more into the movie - Thunderdome, that they'd included in the book.
More of Max's inner thoughts, cause when he's in Crack in the earth and the kids are all arguing over whether or not they should cross the nothin' etc, he's thinking 'you kids really don't know how good you have it here, this is a place most of us would give anything for, a place a man could retire and live out his days, you got it all here'
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Re: The meaning of the 'We Don't Need Another Hero' lyrics..

Postby Taipan » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:41 pm

PL-12Airtruk wrote:By the way, is this forum dying as there doesn't seem to be many replies anymore (not that I can talk), but I've noted many views but not much being said.


The people who have been around here for years aren't going anywhere. A lot of Mad Max discussion moved to social media, but with its quality is sub par and would be shunned here on this forum anyway.
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Re: The meaning of the 'We Don't Need Another Hero' lyrics..

Postby rockatansky4073 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:08 am

I didn't comment for years, but was always still checking it time to time, but when Fury Road came out it made me start posting again.
I was the first member to reach 1000 comments back in 2003 8-)
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Re: The meaning of the 'We Don't Need Another Hero' lyrics..

Postby Artemis Flow » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:34 am

Its just a song written so it ryhmes try not to read too much into it it's not "canon" :geek:
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Re: The meaning of the 'We Don't Need Another Hero' lyrics..

Postby Uncle Entity » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:41 am

Artemis Flow wrote:Its just a song written so it ryhmes try not to read too much into it it's not "canon" :geek:


Yeah, that's my guess too. :)

PL-12Airtruk wrote:Personally, I believe the song lyrics concern the "whole of humanity" and the desire to get past the barbaric laws of Bartertown (and Thunderdome) and get back to a more civilized state.
The not "needing another hero" I think might be a reference to the childrens' defiance & desire to reach Tomorrow-morrowland without Max once they realise he's not Walker and he's urging them to stay where they are.

Max had it right about staying in Crack in the Earth - a food supply, shelter and running water - gold in the world they are in.




Absolutely spot on, thank you!
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Re: The meaning of the 'We Don't Need Another Hero' lyrics..

Postby MWFV8 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:48 am

While the song is told from the voice of the children, it's clear that the meaning is from Max's point of view and it's a point of view he makes very clear to them in the movie. The Crack in the Earth may not be home but it is tranquility compared to what home has become.
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Re: The meaning of the 'We Don't Need Another Hero' lyrics..

Postby Dinki Di » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:54 am

Sounds to me like some parts of the song is about the adults and the other is about the kids, the kids are looking for some mythical place that suggests another side of humanity, innocence, striving for a dreams, etc. and other parts seem too cynical for that ("are we ever going to change")... which sounds more like the situation in Bartertown, or civilization in general, ugly/brutal/less than ideal but better than anarchy. When I was younger watching this I just assumed it was Entity's POV, because she was singing it, and she didn't seem to know what the hell she wanted... one minute she's after Max, the next spares him and walks off laughing. The song confused me too :lol:
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Re: The meaning of the 'We Don't Need Another Hero' lyrics..

Postby AquaCola » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:29 pm

I never noticed how much they drop the volume for Thunderdome in the chorus as if they were embarrassed by the word so they don't want people hearing it.
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