It’s Gonna Take A Superman To Sweep Me Off My Feet

It’s Gonna Take A Superman To Sweep Me Off My Feet

Today’s Song Lyric Sunday theme includes feet, and oddly, I have discovered just how many of my favourite songs surprisingly mention the word “feet”.

I picked one that picks me up and energizes me. Of course the truth is that Robert alone was able to sweep me off my feet – and in real life it is his intellect and sharp wit that charmed me. Yet, there is nothing quite as rousing as the wonderfully Welsh Bonnie Tyler vocalising the classic dream of a “hero” – strong, fast, larger than life. A white knight upon a fiery steed, a street-wise Hercules, racing on the thunder and rising with the heat. It’s thrilling and laughable at the same time!

“Holding Out For A Hero” was a hit in the charts and quite rightly has featured in several films and commercials. It is tremendous fun and I do hope it lifts your Sunday.

Credits: Den Pitchford and Jim Steinman

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, I dream of what I need

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 he'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

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 he's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night

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 the fire in my blood
Like the fire in my blood
Like the fire in my blood
Like the fire in my blood

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 he's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

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 he's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night

6 thoughts on “It’s Gonna Take A Superman To Sweep Me Off My Feet

  1. Nice choice Lady A. This song contains a rallying cry for a hero of great magnitude, as he is needed again and must rise from the ashes to save the day once more, so he can defy almost-impossible odds, blurring the line between reality and fantasy. It’s a very strong and romantic song that gives visions of the idealistic hero that fights for the cause of right and seeks to uphold the virtuous, what a lot of folks think that heroism should be.

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