Album: Boys Like Girls (2006)
Charted: 43
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  • This was originally released as the band's first single in 2006, but it didn't chart. Following the success of "The Great Escape" they decided to re-release it the following year.
  • In an interview with FasterLouder, the band's drummer John O'Keefe revealed this love anthem is his favorite song on the album: "My favorite song on the record has been my favorite song the whole time which is 'Hero/Heroine;' I just love the groove and the feel of the song. It feels as if that song is the song that bought the whole record together. I could listen to it a million times - I have listened to it a million times!"
  • 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."

Comments: 2

  • Kelvin from Abuja, NigeriaGreat song, my favourite
  • Shakershake from Hell, MiI like to think that this song is about drugs. It's sadder that way.
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