"My Hero" is a song by American rock group Foo Fighters. It was released in January 1998 as the third single from their second album, The Colour and the Shape (1997). The song reached number 6 on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart.



Oliver Taylor Hawkins (February 17, 1972 – March 25, 2022) was an American musician. He was best known as the drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters. Before joining the band in 1997, he was the touring drummer for Sass Jordan and Alanis Morissette, as well as the drummer in the progressive experimental band Sylvia.


In 2004, Hawkins formed his own side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, in which he played drums and sang. He was voted "Best Rock Drummer" in 2005 by the British drumming magazine Rhythm.



Foo Fighters Band Members Are Heartbroken. And all the people in the Music. His family and friends... R.I.P. Taylor Hawkins.



Lyrics


Too alarming now to talk about

Take your pictures down and shake it out

Truth or consequence, say it aloud

Use that evidence, race it around


There goes my hero

Watch him as he goes

There goes my hero

He's ordinary


Don't the best of them bleed it out

While the rest of them peter out

Truth or consequence, say it aloud

Use that evidence, race it around


There goes my hero

Watch him as he goes

There goes my hero

He's ordinary


Kudos, my hero

Leaving all the mess

You know my hero

The one that's on


There goes my hero

Watch him as he goes

There goes my hero

He's ordinary

There goes my hero

Watch him as he goes

There goes my hero

He's ordinary