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Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero Lyrics

Song details
TitleHolding Out For A Hero
ArtistBonnie Tyler
AlbumRavishing: The Best Of Bonnie Tyler [2009], Track 9
Les Indispensables De Bonnie Tyler [2006], Track 3
Simply Believe [2004], Track 4
Live [2004], Track 2
Holding Out For A Hero [2003], Track 1
Total Eclipse: Anthology [2002], Track 25
Greatest Hits [2001], Track 3
Best Of The Best [1998], Track 10
Power & Passion: Very Best Of [1996], Track 1
Definitive Collection Cd Extra [1995], Track 10
Bonnie Tyler - The Best [1993], Track 10
The Very Best Of Bonnie Tyler [1993], Track 7
The Collection [1991], Track 1
Gold [1990], Track 1
Greatest Hits [1986], Track 2
Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire [1986], Track 9
Footloose [1984]
album from the movie Footloose [1984], Track 4
GenreCountry, Pop, Rock
Duration04:46
Rank390 (+120) history »
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Song lyrics
Doo doo doo doooo, doo doo doo doooo, doo doo doo doooo
Aaahhh, aaahhh

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 at 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
I need a hero, I'm holding out for a hero 'till the morning light
He's gotta be sure and it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life, larger than life

Doo doo doo doooo, doo doo doo doooo, doo doo doo doooo
Aaahhh, aaahhh

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 he's 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 it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

I need a hero, I'm holding out for at hero 'till the the end of the night

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I could swear there is 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

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
I need a hero, I'm holding out for a hero 'till the morning light
He's gotta be sure and it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
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
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
I need a hero, I'm holding out for a hero 'till the end of the night
submitted by Lala
corrected by Olivia_Ka on February 26th, 2010
written by Pitchford/steinman
copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc

25 comments 

 Song comments
01-05-2013 02:28 makzxea 
makzxea
 
37 posts
I've always liked this song, but the reason I looked up the lyrics was because I heard a metal version from Graveworm, it's so epic
09-02-2011 19:04 beanieben 
beanieben
 
1 posts
In my opinion, this is the king of the 80's songs
In my mind (when I hear this) I picture a brave knight charging to the castle and defeating the dragon and saving the princess.
But hey, I'm a newb
28-12-2010 18:04 PhantomLyrics 
PhantomLyrics
 
204 posts
Outstanding, awsome, marvelous, magnificent.

Love it, love the 80's
02-02-2010 21:58 valdez 
valdez
 
9,014 posts
Outstanding song !!!
09-10-2009 07:21 Twilightfan 
Twilightfan
 
309 posts
this song is so awesome...
15-10-2008 14:21 themanofsteel 
themanofsteel
 
8 posts
When I heard This Classic Bonnie Tyler track on Footloose I was blown away though I have heard other versions none quite match the Bonnie's. In fact none even comes close
11-12-2007 21:57 disco__rockster 
disco__rockster
 
1,629 posts
i've loved this song since i was 7 it was a song for a dance at my dance recital and now it's basically the song best describes me and how i go about my love life
28-03-2007 03:02 SuperLaura 
SuperLaura
 
2 posts
Haha.. first time I heard this song was off of Short Circuit!
17-01-2007 11:53 Selena_moriarti 
Selena_moriarti
 
2 posts
This song originally was the theme song for a tv show called Coverup. It was a show out in the 1980's that abruptly ended when the leading man accidentally killed himself onstage with a prop gun, just a freak accident type of thing; but this song is excellent and I love it! I think its kind of haunting but beautiful and summing up every womans search for her hero.
09-10-2006 00:40 Guidacho 
Guidacho
 
29 posts
If u liked it in Shrek 2 try in Bandits. It's great, i was trying to know the name of the song since then. Today i was downloading the shrek 2 soundtrack and by accident i found this song
18-04-2005 01:08 WaT_oK_yEaH 
WaT_oK_yEaH
 
115 posts
only reason this song is like "okay" is cuzz its in shrek... but yeah its sorta WEIRD
26-12-2004 05:08 JayMay321232 
JayMay321232
 
217 posts
HAHA everytime I hear this song I think of the fairy dancing on the stage and laying on the piano in shrek hehe its a good song though
26-11-2004 00:57 kool_dude_114 
kool_dude_114
 
967 posts
I really love this song and i havent heard bonnie singin it though, i like it when fairy godmotha sings it, shes like hell yeah
16-11-2004 18:33 Shinra 
Shinra
 
50 posts
Oh god, this is just one of them songs you need to sing when it's raining, and dance too Although I can't actually dance >.<

In Shrek 2 it was soo funny, and great ^_< when the Fairy Godmother was singing it
11-10-2004 05:51 cj007 
cj007
 
1 posts
If you like the song you will like the Anaconda - I Need A Hero (Jan Wayne Mix)

I swear Its the great Lyrics and those super melody composed with best trance

11-09-2004 08:26 annieamara 
annieamara
 
2 posts
I love this song, i've loved it ever since Footloose! But the Shrek2 version is just as good, its very different for those of you who dont know. there's no big band or anything in the original, and no choir sounding thingy doing back-up. all hail the song!

toodles all!
27-07-2004 20:50 Starlett07 
Starlett07
 
6 posts
i absolutely love this song, its class!
26-07-2004 17:35 Crimson_Aura 
Crimson_Aura
 
88 posts
Like all the others, I heard this song on Shrek 2. It was so cool, I loved it
19-07-2004 20:59 stupot 
stupot
 
14,970 posts
i really enjoyed it when it was on american idol aswell. she did a really good job of it. as did jennifer saunders, but you cant beat the original
19-07-2004 20:54 Conron 
Conron
 
3 posts
unfortunatly i havent heard the song sung by bonnie but i heard it on Shrek 2 and Jenifer Saunders (fairy god mother) sung it great !
If it was out on the shrek 2 st and was sung by jen it would be bril !!! the lyrics are sooooooooo good gd to dance 2 wen it is on shrek 2 !
12-07-2004 11:10 loser_kid_71 
loser_kid_71
 
9,668 posts
* offtopic :
hmm... Begië, welkom!
12-07-2004 11:01 kleine_smurf 
kleine_smurf
 
2 posts
when i first heard tis song i said it ok but when i saw shrek 2 it was like wow thats great shrek 2 is just fantastic i just love donkey he's the greatest
many kisses from belguim
bye bye
30-06-2004 14:50 freakunleashed 
freakunleashed
 
926 posts
i love this song ......i heard it in Shrek 2 & i loved it....Princess Fiona & Prince Charm looked gr8.......& godmother looks idiot when she sayz HIT IT!
12-06-2004 06:56 lyniegrl_kpolei 
lyniegrl_kpolei
 
8 posts
I luv this song! 1st time I herd it, Fantasia wus singing it. I hate her though. Then I herd it on Shrek 2. I luv it wen Fairygodmuthr sings it, evn though she's a
L8R
12-06-2004 06:26 lyniegrl_kpolei 
lyniegrl_kpolei
 
8 posts
I luv this song! 1st time I herd it, Fantasia wus singing it. I hate her though. Then I herd it on Shrek 2. I luv it wen Fairygodmuthr sings it, evn though she's a
L8R


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