"Hero" as written by and Darren Stanley/conley Hayes....
Outside comfort in the skin
I am all that you're projecting
Inside feel the rising tide
And the revolutions deafening

I was trying to hide my opposing side
Trying to reconcile my magical light

Ladies and gentlemen listen up please
I don't want to be your hero
(No, I am not open parts of me are broken)
Do yourself a favor
Save yourself
Don't pick me find someone else
(Why'd you want to bother find yourself another)

Sometimes you put all of your desires in an object of affection
But in time because you idolize there is only disappointment

I was flying so high in your perfect sky
But I needed to fall cannot have it all

Ladies and gentlemen listen up please
I don't want to be your hero
(No, I am not open parts of me are broken)
Do yourself a favor
Save yourself
Don't pick me find someone else
(Why'd you want to bother find yourself another)

Ladies and gentlemen listen up please
I don't want to be your hero
(No, I am not open parts of me are broken)
Do yourself a favor
Save yourself
Don't pick me for someone else
(Why'd you want to bother find yourself another)

Don't need to compromise
I don't need to occupy the floor
There's a danger in boxing in my sin
And all that I am

It's too much pressure
I'll only let you down again
(No, I am not open parts of me are broken)
It's too much pressure
I'll only let you down again
(Why'd you want to bother find yourself another)

Ladies and gentlemen listen up please
I don't want to be your hero
(No, I am not open parts of me are broken)

It's too much pressure
I'll only let you down again
(No, I am not open parts of me are broken)

Ladies and gentlemen listen up please
I don't want to be your hero
(No, I am not open parts of me are broken)


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"Hero" as written by

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    General CommentAbout people's expectations and what they expect you to be. You were so popular everyone loved you, you made a mistep and now nobody cares.
    Ronnie889on September 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree. When you're famous people look up to you and some follow your every move, whether it be to mimic or to criticize it. It has to be terribly stressing at some points. And even though you may be very respectful of the position you hold in the fans lives every now and then you just want to tell people to go and find someone else to look up to because you can't take it anymore or feel you'll mess up.
    sleepfloweron November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentExactly, he's just saying, I make mistakes like everyone else, and all that pressure he felt by making his first solo album was too much for him to take, he does not want to be there anymore.
    Gabigson August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can't really offer anymore insight towards this song, you guys already nailed it, I think.
    Great song, really is humanizing.
    Misseveruson March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree though Darren himself said it wasn't about being famous, but about loving someone so much that you don't see their mistakes
    christina201288on May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGoing with what christina said.. This song has always applied to me in a way that someone loved me so much, and was unable to let go, thought I was the perfect person, perfect for them, etc.
    It's a horrible, horrible situation to be in, and this song just captures those feelings perfectly.
    "do yourself a favor, save yourself. don't pick me; find someone else."
    Amazing songwriting as always.
    rayneinspayneon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI feel It has many different levels, the pressure of fame and stardom that people crave .. the grass isnt always greener on the other side !! This can also apply to a relationship aswell. Its a brilliant "scream and let it out song" by the way he doesnt scream in the song .. but give it a listen you will know what i mean.. it is excellent vocally !
    puzzleringon January 11, 2008   Link

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