"Hero" as written by Mariah Carey, Walter N. Afanasieff and Bongani Nkosi....
There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are
There's an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

It's a long, road
When you face the world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold
You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt
Will disappear

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don't let anyone
Tear them away
Hold on
There will be tomorrow
In time you'll find the way

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you
That a hero lies in you
That a hero lies in you


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"Hero" as written by Walter Afanasieff Mariah Carey

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +3
    General Commentthere are two Mariah Carey's. one that made great songs like this and one that makes the stuff that sells today. both are creditable, but this stuff cannot be touched. simple, true, inspirational and just great.
    leahdelongeon August 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song brings me to tears or near tears every single time I hear it. In my town a guy named Nate saved one of his buddies and tried to save another one when they're boat capsized in rough water in the harbor. One of them survived with frostbite, the other died of hypothermia and other complications. Nate's body wasn't found. I know this song is about inner strength. But I always think about him when I hear this song because he helped his buddies get to safety and lost his own life in the process.
    qgroesslon January 09, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit's great. it talkz about people who don't trust themselves, have no faith and self-confidence, they can search themselves and find that there's a hero inside,a hidden talent, everything...
    4everinloveon July 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat ggroessl said was so fricking sad!! *sniffs*
    BeachBabe182on June 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti cant stand mariah carey, but i absolutley love this song!
    AceSon October 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song isn't about yourself being a hero, I think it is about god being inside of you, and helping you when times are tough. He gives you strength and he is the hero saving you.
    i_wanta_b_barbieon December 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the most beautiful things I have ever had the good fortune to hear
    Was Mariah's duet with Luciano Pavarotti, where she sang Hero
    And he sand either an italian version of Hero or an opera song (not sure, anybody know?)
    It was magic.
    TheThornBirdson February 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe most important song to me~
    love it!
    itislikethaton May 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI Love This Song So Much...

    The HERO IS OURSELF....MYSELF...
    EdwardCoolon June 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta hero lies in you. It's about being your own hero, not depending on others, or letting them break you.
    SilentWitnesson June 22, 2002   Link

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