"Hero" as written by Mariah Carey, Walter N. Afanasieff and Bongani Nkosi....
This is the remix of Hero

No one sits with him,he doesn't fit in
But we feel like we do when we make fun of him
Cause you want to belong,do you go along?
Cause his pain is the price paid for you to belong
It's not like you hate him or want him to die
But maybe he goes home and thinks suicide
Or he comes back to school with a gun at his side
And any kindness from you might have saved his life
Heroes are made when you make a choice

You could be a hero - heroes do what's right
You could be a hero - you might save a life
You could be a hero - you could join the fight
For what's right, for what's right, for what's right

No one talks to her, she feels so alone
She's in too much pain to survive on her own
The hurt she can't handle overflows to a knife
She writes on her arm wants to give up her life
Each day she goes on is a day that she's brave
Fighting the lie that giving up is the way
Each moment of courage her own life she saves
When she throws the pills out a hero is made
Heroes are made when you make a choice

You could be a hero - heroes do what's right
You could be a hero - you might save a life
You could be a hero - you could join the fight
For what's right, for what's right, for what's right

No one talks to him about how he lives
He thinks that the choices he makes are just his
Doesn't know he's a leader with the way he behaves
And others will follow the choices he's made
He lives on the edge, he's old enough to decide
His brother who wants to be him is just nine
He can do what he wants because it's his right
The choices he makes change a nine-year-old's life

You could be a hero - heroes do what's right
You could be a hero - you might save a life
You could be a hero - you could join the fight
For what's right, for what's right, for what's right

(rap)
Little mikey d was the one in class
Who every day got totally harassed
This went on for years until he decided
That ever again would he shed another tear
So he walked out the door
Grabbed a 4.4 out of his father's dresser drawer
And said I can't take life no more
And like that a life is lost
But this ain't even about that
All of us just sat back
And watched it happen
Thinking it's not my responsibility
To solve a problem that isn't about me
This is our problem
This is just one of the daily scenarios
In which we chose to cause a riot
Instead of doing the right thing
If we make a choice
Be the voice
To those who won't speak up for themselves
How many lives would be saved
Changed, rearranged
Now it's our job
To take a shot
Now don't keep walking by
Now why didn't you try
Cause you don't want to exist
And never be seen
So let's wake up
Change the world
Our time is now

You could be a hero - (our time is now) heroes do what's right
You could be a hero - (our time is now) you might save a life
You could be a hero - (our time is now) you could join the fight
For what's right, for what's right, for what's right


Lyrics submitted by malsetsfire

"Hero" as written by Shih Chen Hsu Hsiao Po Pao

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song I almost cried! Because okay, I'm not the nicest person to the "outcasts." I'm getting a lot better, but I still have a lot of room for improvement. I mean, what IF that kid I made fun of last week just got tired of it all and brought a gun to school and killed the people who tormented him as well as himself? Now whenever I'm tempted to make fun of a kid because he or she is different, I think of this song.
    usually_unusual88on June 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWe had a wounderful girl at our school commit suicide and at church we listened to this song and it struck me hard. The message is so true and it has changed how i treat people. Why make someone's life hell just to make yourself fit in. Rest in peace Angie
    alert512on February 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy stepfather's sister one day was in a cemetary and she saw this woman leaning over a grave, she looked very upset. So his sister at first was just going to go on her way, figuring that she wanted her peace. But suddenly she decided to go over there and just touch the lady on the shoulder and give her a small comfort. The lady had a gun in her hand, she was going to shoot herself that day. Had not his sister decided to share her kindness with this woman, she might have. Thats what this song is about....kindness and love.
    worstenemyon August 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so amazing! I almost cried when I heard it....it really makes you think about how you treat people.
    iceskaterchickon February 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow this song changed my life
    finallyfreeon February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with everyone, this song is truely moving, i dont think you can listen to this song and not take something away from it, its an amazing song and i absolutley love it and its artist, superchick. im not a christian but that doesnt matter coz you dont have to be one to feel all the stuff that this song talks about, superchick sure do know how to rock!!
    luvin_thebeaton May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree luvin_thebeat. I am not into christian music, I dunno why but I do like superchick. At first i was like "pift more christian music" but omg this is so moving and i took a lot out of it. I really did. If i see a loner walking past me i will give them a smile and say "hiii!" because you never know...this small kindness might save a life. Such a simple gesture...such a big impact.
    pilgrem56on May 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo need to explain the meaning--its pretty clear. Great song, and I agree it can very well be life changing. A completely different perspective on outcasts.
    theonethatison June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo need to explain the meaning--its pretty clear. Great song, and I agree it can very well be life changing. A completely different perspective on outcasts.
    theonethatison June 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has literally changed my life. i listened to it and i thought about some of the kids i know in my school who are always left out, talked about, and other things. i pictured them not being in school the next day, hearing about them killing themselves...and, it just hurt me so much that i just started making promises to God and myself that i'd try and help these people. show them that not everyone is bad. to show them what love is.

    "no one talks to her, she feels so alone
    she's in too much pain to survive on her own
    the hurt she can't handle overflows to a knife
    she writes on her arm, wants to give up her life
    each day she goes on is a day that she's brave
    fighting the lie that giving up is the way
    each moment of courage
    her own life she saves
    when she throws the pills out, a hero is made"

    ^when i heard that part, i thought of myself. and, that just made me cry. this song has helped me soo much...it's crazy. amazing song.
    WishingForYouon September 21, 2006   Link

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