As a very young person when Footloose came out.. this song really called to me. I, like my friends would sing it to the nth degree; however, now I find myself really living each and every word. I am not necessarily holding out; however, in truth I want a hero… he does not have to have the fancy spandex, in fact I would prefer that he doesn’t.. yet, everything else is spot on.
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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 a hero ’til the end of the night (or the end of my life)
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
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
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
I need a hero. I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night