In this world, People die, Wars Break out, Families are Torn, People get Divorced. People need a Hero to help save us. Who's going to save these people? Someone needs to save the world from...

I'm just a step away
I'm just a breath away
Losin' my faith today
(Fallin' off the edge today)

I am just a man
Not superhuman
(I'm not superhuman)
Someone save me from the hate

It's just another war
Just another family torn
(Falling from my faith today)
Just a step from the edge
Just another day in the world we live

[Chorus]
I need a hero to save me now
I need a hero (save me now)
I need a hero to save my life
A hero'll save me (just in time)

I've gotta fight today
To live another day
Speakin' my mind today
(My voice will be heard today)

I've gotta make a stand
But I am just a man
(I'm not superhuman)
My voice will be heard today

It's just another war
Just another family torn
(My voice will be heard today)
It's just another kill
The countdown begins to destroy ourselves

[Chorus]

I need a hero to save my life
I need a hero just in time
Save me just in time
Save me just in time

Who's gonna fight for what's right
Who's gonna help us survive
We're in the fight of our lives
(And we're not ready to die)

Who's gonna fight for the weak
Who's gonna make 'em believe
I've got a hero (I've got a hero)
Livin' in me

I'm gonna fight for what's right
Today I'm speaking my mind
And if it kills me tonight
(I will be ready to die)

A hero's not afraid to give his life
A hero's gonna save me just in time

[Chorus]

I need a hero
Who's gonna fight for what's right
Who's gonna help us survive

I need a hero
Who's gonna fight for the weak
Who's gonna make 'em believe
I need a hero
I need a hero

A hero's gonna save me just in time



Lyrics submitted by ComeBackCat

"Hero" as written by John Cooper, Korey Cooper

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., RAZOR & TIE DIRECT LLC

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  • +4
    General Comment:Once you see the video, the meaning becomes a little clearer. While I myself am not religious, I can see how it can be referring to God or Jesus. But the video shows a Marine, a doctor and a firefighter so I think what they're trying to get at is that anyone can be a hero. Ordinary people can do extraordinary things when the need arises, so I think they're talking about everyday people who step up to sacrifice themselves so that others can live.
    jsleight3497on May 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:To me, this song is about going thru bad times. wanting to give up, knowing you're not superhuman, needing someone to save you. To help you through. Their talking about God. and saying he's the hero to save you. I can totally relate.
    rettemichon June 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Mhmm, definitly my favorite song by them as of a few days ago. Dunno why, but there's just something about it that has me playing it over and over again. Plus, I'm a fan of the whole boy-and-girl-switch-off-singing-roles thing.
    BenefitOfTheDoubton July 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I love this song and I cant wait for the release of Awake.

    I agree with swallowthehurt. this song can be looked at from a Christian perspective and from a normal everyday person perspective. I think its about going through some stuff that you cant handle, you're not superhuman and cant do everything right. To me its feeling like you cant do it without someone to help you, a hero to save you. You want to fight and stand up for what you beileve in, whatever that may be, but you're afraid because you're just one person. But then you kind of come to realize that you've got a hero living in you, and then realizing that no matter what happens if you stand up, you'll always have the hero that saved you. Haha of course as a Christian the hero is obviously God.. to me at least.


    Haha that was alot longer than i meant it to be :P
    randisn1on July 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Well I just realised that Korey did vocals on Comatose and Jen does vocals on Awake that explains the different sound. I personally think Jen sounds better.
    ChristianMusicBuffon September 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i luv the addition jen makes to this song. her voice is great it gives me chills and that rich raspy...
    axyluvon November 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:the song Hero is easily one of my top 5 favoorite songs and i think that the song has to do with christianity and how every one needs a hero and that hero is God in this song. also the song says something that is very true and that is "a hero is not afraid to give his life" and that is very true because a true hero will put others before him/her self. overall this is a very powerful and meaningful song.

    tfighteron April 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is being released at the end of May as a single for the christian market
    ComeBackCaton May 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Yeah is now my favorite song by this band and it is awsome definitely a message about Christ awsome song
    idiotonfireon June 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:very good song. i personally love it because i am not religious myself and their songs can be taken the God way or the relationship person/person kind of way.
    that is the way i take this song, he is mad at the world and wants somebody to come and save him, as rettemich said.
    i know they are christian and are talking about God, but i love skillet because they write their songs so you can take them so many different ways.
    can't wait for awake =D
    swallowthehurton July 08, 2009   Link

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