Friday, April 20, 2007

Hero

Last week, the girls and I drove to Virginia to visit old friends during Spring Break. When we got tired of the radio, we switched to CDs. One of our favorites lately has been the Shrek 2 soundtrack. As we listened to Jennifer Saunders' version of "Holding Out for a Hero," my 6 year old suddenly said, "They're singing about Daddy." She went on to add, "The song. They're describing Daddy. He's strong." A little later, "He's fast, too." And he's definitely our hero.


Here are the lyrics:

  • 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
  • (Chorus)I need a hero/I'm holding out for a hero 'til 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 'til 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)
  • 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
  • Up where the mountains meet the heavens above/Out where the lightning splits the sea
  • I could swear that there's 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 the fire in my blood(like a fire in my blood x4)
  • hero
  • I need a hero/I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light/and he's gotta be sure
  • And it's gotta be soon/And he's gotta be larger than life
  • hero/oh I need a hero/I'm holding out for a hero 'til 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

[Thanks to www.stlyrics.com for the lyrics!]

2 comments:

Shannon said...

Okay, so not fair. You made me cry. I love it that she views her Daddy like this. That is the best. They have to dance to this together when he comes back.

avec amy said...

That is the sweetest thing, and so important for a little girl to know as she's grows up in this crazy world : )