Singer/Guitarist Martin Johnson said about this song: "The serious side of 'Five Minutes to Midnight
' comes out in this track, as you watch the relationship progress. 'Hero/Heroine' is about how fast life can turn around, and how someone just being there can save you. I am usually very closed-off when it comes to relationships and don't let many people in. For some reason this particular girl turned my life around 180 degrees without even trying."