I'm no teenage icon
I'm no Frankie Avalon
I'm nobody's hero

from The Vaccines – Teenage Icon Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Frankie Avalon was a teen idol of the 1950’s. Like many young stars, Avalon fell off as he got older and was soon forgotten (although he is mentioned from time to time in pop culture from the film Don’t Mess With The Zohan to the song The City by the Wu-Tang Clan

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