"Holding Out for a Hero (Bonnie Tyler cover)" as written by Dean Pitchford and Jim Steinman....
Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where's the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night toss and turn and 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

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

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that there's 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 the 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


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

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    General Commentawesome cover
    squee_4_meon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWHERE ARE ALL THE HEROES?!
    bryceon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like the shrek version...
    themeanredson December 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love Footloose the musical.
    It was performed at my high school last year and I performed in the pit orchestra.
    Frou Frou's cover is awesome.
    olwensmileson January 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti was actually looking for the other version off of shrek but this came up and i just think that its fantastic!
    crazy_jojo186on January 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis versions MUCH better than when Jennifer Saunders sings it!!!!!:p But i like Bonnie Tyler's version as well!
    Maebhdhon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI personally think that... the narrator of this song is too lazy to find a guy, so she pretends to be a damsel in distress so a hero will come to her. :P

    my friend wrote a parody of this: "Holding out for a Weirdo"....
    niameleton September 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit doesn't really mean she wants a hero. it's about how she's waiting for someone who's perfect for her, who's willing to get above and beyond just for her. (instead of just dating around, wasting time.)

    she'd rather wait for someone who's her own hero.

    that's how i see it.
    killstaron January 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShe's sick of all the world's mess and wants someone who's right for her, can take care of all her problems.
    blueb3llon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about the fact that good men are almost impossible to find.
    MsKatieKon August 30, 2007   Link

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