"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 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, he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be larger than life, larger than life

Somewhere after midnight in my wildest fantasies
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder end rising with the heat
Isn't there 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, he's gotta be fast
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 raging flood
Oh his approach is like the fire in my blood

I'll need a hero
And then we'll dance till the morning light
Dreaming he'll lead, he'll tight tonight's the night

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong, 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, he's gotta be sure
And he's gotta be larger than life, larger than life

Larger than life, larger than life
Oh baby, baby
Baby, tonight


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"Holding Out For A Hero" as written by Dean Pitchford, Jim Steinman

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    General CommentI love this song and this is my favorite version. What I get out of this song is that its hard to find a gentleman but still manly guy these days. I mean there are so many guys who treat women like there dirt and everybody deserves better than that.
    taylorashieon July 20, 2013   Link

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