I have often dreamed of a far off place
Where a hero's welcome would be waiting for me
Where the crowds would cheer, when they see my face
And a voice keeps saying this is where I'm meant to be

I'll be there someday, I can go the distance
I will find my way if I can be strong
I know every mile would be worth my while
When I go the distance, I'll be right where I belong

Down an unknown road to embrace my fate
Though that road may wander, it will lead me to you
And a thousand years would be worth the wait
It might take a lifetime but somehow I'll see it through

And I won't look back, I can go the distance
And I'll stay on track, no I won't accept defeat
It's an uphill slope
But I won't lose hope, 'til I go the distance
And my journey is complete, oh yeah

But to look beyond the glory is the hardest part
For a hero's strength is measured by his heart, oh

Like a shooting star, I will go the distance
I will search the world, I will face its harms
I don't care how far, I can go the distance
'Til I find my hero's welcome waiting in your arms

I will search the world, I will face its harms
'Til I find my hero's welcome waiting in your arms


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Go the Distance Lyrics as written by Alan Menken, David Zippel

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    General Comment

    wonderful woderful song :) love it sooooooooo much

    langenfeldon October 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion

    One person's search for their place in the world.

    Really love this song. One of the best things about Hercules the animated movie.

    JorRenoon July 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Good God, Michael Bolton SANG this song. No-one on Earth can tell me otherwise. The Bridge is the best part of this song. Its about someone longing for the place where they belong. And dreaming of someone special waiting there for him. Langenfeld, you've got a supporter for this song here. Awesome!

    Orange Morendoon July 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    So good! It's simply amazing. Michael Bolton sings it so well, but Clay Aiken does a pretty good job too. Anyways, no matter who sings it, the song's still amazing.

    Allimacon May 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    I like this song a lot too guys.. I'm new at this things..

    I think this song is about the story of a person, from zero, becomes a hero.. Also the content of this song is about the word "hero". Hero not only physically built, but also mentally.. That's why the song tells us that everyone can become a hero, since it's also a heart matters..

    Kite_Remedyon December 12, 2008   Link
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    I have sinc bcum a fan of michael bolton even though many of the people of my age say its old men's music. the song simply states out my journey to success, &it has become my favorite for 2013&2014. I interpret thus: •I have often dreamed, of a far off place: my dream of success sinc i was 11yrs in junior xul, &twas a distant achievement during that time •Where a hero's welcome, would be waiting for me: um gonna give myself a great gift which i have called the crown of menhse(crown of my life) •Where the crowds will cheer, when they see my face: i believe everyone will be happy for me when i attain my success •I'll be there someday if I can be strong: to see the fulfillment of my dreams i'll have to keep fighting &make sure that I don't allow my feet to slip off the road •I know ev'ry mile, will be worth my while When I go the distance, I'll be right where I belong •Down an unknown road, to embrace my fate though that road may wander, it will lead me to you: from 4th grade dreams might just come &go but somehow through the years i managed to keep up this dream alive in me •And I won't look back, I can go the distance And I'll stay on track, no, I won't accept defeat •It's an uphill slope, but I won't lose hope: no matter what challenges i might face, or obstacles that may try to hinder me, i have learned to hope &to stay focused on the goal

    mnblesnon February 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    I honestly relate to this song deeply.

    To me this song is about belonging, finding a place or a group of people who will want you and need you. Who will always keep cheering you on. Who will greet you with warm welcomes and fully embrace you; just as you are.

    I feel the longing in this song. Cause I am looking for all of that. The longing in his voice and in the lyrics really overwhelms me and fills me with my own sense of longing.

    This song is truly beautiful.

    emily10189on April 03, 2021   Link

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