Hero

Album: Music Box (1993)
Charted: 7 1
  • There's a hero
    If you look inside your heart
    You don't have to be afraid
    Of what you are
    There's an answer
    If you reach into your soul
    And the sorrow that you know
    Will melt away

    And then a hero comes along
    With the strength to carry on
    And you cast your fears aside
    And you know you can survive
    So when you feel like hope is gone
    Look inside you and be strong
    And you'll finally see the truth
    That a hero lies in you

    It's a long road
    When you face the world alone
    No one reaches out a hand
    For you to hold
    You can find love
    If you search within yourself
    And that emptiness you felt
    Will disappear

    And then a hero comes along
    With the strength to carry on
    And you cast your fears aside
    And you know you can survive
    So when you feel like hope is gone
    Look inside you and be strong
    And you'll finally see the truth
    That a hero lies in you, oh, oh

    Lord knows
    Dreams are hard to follow
    But don't let anyone
    Tear them away, hey yeah
    Hold on
    There will be tomorrow
    In time you'll find the way

    And then a hero comes along
    With the strength to carry on
    And you cast your fears aside
    And you know you can survive
    So when you feel like hope is gone
    Look inside you and be strong
    And you'll finally see the truth
    That a hero lies in you
    That a hero lies in you
    Mmm, that a hero lies in you Writer/s: Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Royalty Network
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 15

  • Jay from Calgary, AbIf you listen to the beginning of Chicago's 1982 hit Hard To Say I'm Sorry, you will notice a striking resemblance to the lead chord progression in Mariah's song Hero.
  • Shawn from Green Bay, WiBy far the best song Mariah ever did... Don't even remember most of her other hits, but this song still resonates today. Very powerful song sang at the height of her ability and beauty.
  • David from L.a., CaYes, thanks for Mariah. These song is subject to interpretation and It means that The real hero exist within all of us. When we're feeling down and out all we have to do is look within and we will find that Love is there, the real Hero (God)
    "God Bless!"
  • Duyen from Murrieta, CaFirst time I heard this song was one year ago(16yrs after the song was written)- it's my English teacher's fav. song. She is my heroine, I look up to her just like I do to my loving parents.
    Everytime I feel down, I listen to this song. It helps me to look inside myself and find the inner strength to carry on. Everyone of us is a HERO of ourselves.
  • Bryanna from Elmont, Nyevery time i listen to this son i cry this song has really touched my heart
  • Valerie from None Of Ur Buisness, Bci really like this song. i think it is her best one. she totally wasted her voice on new songs like "touch my body"..:p..well, this song is great!!
  • Brandon from Panama City, FlI love the song'HERO'!! It makes me think of my hero (best friend)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Terare from Kaikohe, New ZealandWhen ii first heard thiis sonh ii fell iin love wiith iit an thanks to Mariah ii have a song ii can relate too. you are truely an insperation to meh one dae ii hope to become a famous singer/songwriter like you ii have heaps of songs ii have written an hope they be published one day.
  • Rachel from Atlanta, Gawhen i listen to this song, i think of my older brother. He survived childhood cancer and he's been my hero ever since
  • Aaron from Mississauga, CanadaDefinitely another one of my all time favourite songs. Mariah deserved all the praise she got 4 creating a song with a very positive message. When someone heard this song, they ended up not committing suicide. Mariah, not only r u a gifted singer but u r definitely an inspiration 2 the public. U go girl!
  • Leo from Brandon, VtThe song was originally written for Gloria Estephan, to sing in the movie. Tommy convinced her to record it herself.
  • Madeline from Melbourne, AustraliaGod, this is such a freaking good song! i miss the Mariah who used to sing like this. Now she's stuck in head register and trashy R'n'B...shame that voice was fantastic
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiagreat song ...... we had bad bushfires in Australia a few years back... i'm a radio announcer and played this song as a dedication to the Aussie volunteer fire brigades who helped fight the fires
  • Tiffany from Dover, FlI feel that this song should be played in 9/11 ceremonies, funerals of people who were considered heroes, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, and other military rememberances.
  • Alexandra from Ontario, Canadato me this song is about looking inside yourself and seeing that the strength you need to move on is really inside you and that yes there might be someone in your lift acts like your hero and is there when you need them most, but really the hero lies within you.
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