"Holding Out For A Hero" as written by Dean Pitchford and Jim Steinman....
Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where's the streetwise Hercules to fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and I turn
And I dream of what I need

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life!
Larger than life

Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I could swear there is someone, somewhere
Watching me
Through the wind, and the chill, and the rain
And the storm, and the flood
I can feel his approach like a fire in my blood

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night


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"Holding out for a Hero" as written by Jim Steinman Dean Pitchford

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  • +1
    General CommentMan, this song is so great. It makes me wanna run /really/ fast and save like... some kittens and their sexy owner from a burning building.

    It's probably for the best I don't put it on a cd for my walkman.

    *nods sagely*
    GodzillaPrimeon February 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, at the moment it's llike my theme tune! The crazy drumming, the words "it's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet..." it's all so good! And Bonnie Tyler herself has such a powerful voice, just listen to Total Eclipse of the Heart to hear that. It makes me feel like strutting, dancing, singing along. Love this song!
    quarter_past_threeon October 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe first time I heard this song was when I watched Shrek 2 :p. I loved it and my Mom suggested watching Footloose and getting the soundtrack. I swear I listen to this song everyday.
    AquilaCaton June 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song. Some call it cheesy but I love it. Fans of this song should check out work from its creator, Jim Steinman. He us a crazy genius! Tc
    TangoCharlieon March 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has appeared in many movies. And that is because it conveys such a common message. The need to be rescued. And while being in many movies may have cheapened its value, that enabled it to reach a larger audience. I cant help but rock out to the song when I see Tom Candy in "Who's Harry Crumb" chasing after the airplane or Johnny 5 in "Short Circuit 2" taking out the bad guy.

    I need help, I know..
    Bonzaion May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwasnt this the theme song for an 80's tv show
    absent124on July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great, but listen to emery cover, and ull die of being the precense of something so awesome
    i am parker lewison July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe meaning of this song is obvious, timeless, and universal...

    a few months ago an emo band called Emery released a cover of this. I think its better then the original. It's absolutely breathtaking. They did everything perfectly and at the end of the song they have a surprise waiting for you.. listen to it and see for yourself what it is.
    mestupkid185on September 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey do this song in group kick. XD
    Joke_Accounton February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCool song. I used to see myself as the white knight on the fiery steed as I would ride my old harley around.
    theziggon July 25, 2006   Link

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