"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 street wise 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 till 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, fresh from the fight

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

He's like any kid in a small town,
They said he couldn't do it,
He knew he had to.
Hero
Hero
Hero
Hero
Hero
Hero
Hero
Hero
Hero


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

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    General Commentnever heard it but it's about Jesus Christ.
    latinorockeron October 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt really isnt about jesus.
    The original was some cheesy awful 80's power type ballad thing. I cant remember who the original was by, but for that i'm quite thankful.
    I remember the video, having lots of sweaty men, possibly firefighters in it. Its literally the woman wanting a man. Emery have covered in, slightly tongue in cheek.
    thorntonhayleyon October 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSome cheesy awful 80's power type ballad thing? The original was Bonnie Tyler, and what's so wrong with the video being all about wanting a man, when the song's about that too? Perhaps it's more like she could have all those men, but she's waiting for her hero? Sorry but I love cheesy old songs and hate it when people slag them off just for being old!
    quarter_past_threeon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, its a cover of an old 80's song that's featured in the film Foot Loose. However, I think we can take Emery's version from a more Christian perspective:

    "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"

    I could see that as being an allusion to Christ.

    "He's like any kid in a small town,
    They said he couldn't do it,
    He knew he had to."

    Nazareth was a small town-it was also Christ's home town.

    The original is about wanting a man. I think that their version is kind of a joke, but it's possible that they're actually talking about holding fast to the faith that Christ is coming and they won't put their faith in something weaker than that.

    Or maybe it's just one of the best covers I've ever heard and I'm putting way too much thought into this. One of the two.
    Rebelon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really do think its about Jesus now that I've read it in here.
    I just figured it was about needing an idol, like some kid needs that idol to inspire him.. but the idol's really gotta be good to be the kid's idol.

    I was probably wrong. haha.

    I hate when ppl do this on SoundMeanings but.. :
    I like this song because it sounds so 80's, then it gets all hXc and the screamo part just kicks in when you think the song is over. :D
    DrDuBoison February 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyou guys do know it is possible for a song to be covered/written thats not about jesus.
    Alk3Crimsonon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmm i like this song except the end.
    rorygodwinon May 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think that the ending of this track is amazing. emery completly left their own mark on a crappy 80s song. i love it!
    NJsoldieron October 04, 2007   Link

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