Hero

D                                   F#m(C#)
When the house fell asleep there was always a light
      D7(C)                     G(B)               D             G
And it fell from the page to the eyes of an American boy.
D                                   F#m(C#)
In a storybook land I could dream what I read
       D7(C)                G(B)               D             A
When it went to my head I'd see: I wanna be a hero.
            D            A
I wanna be a hero.

        D                      F#m(C#)
But the practical side said the question was still
         D7(C)                 G(B)
"When you grow up what will you be?"
            D     A2                  D2
I wanna be a hero.       I wanna be a hero.

CHORUS
C G
Hero
      A(G)                      F#m                  D
It's a nice boy notion that the real world's gonna destroy.
G  A(G)
You know
     Bm                  E(G#)            A
It's a Marvel comic book Saturday matinee fairy tale boy.
Am7(G#)   A7(G)

        D                      F#m(C#)
Growing older you'll find that illusions are bought
         D7(C)                 G(B)
And the idol you thought you'd be was just another zero.
            D     A2                  D2
I wanna be a hero.


      Bb            C
Heros died when the squealers bought 'em off.
Bb(D)          C(E)
Died when the dealers got 'em off.
F      C(G)   F(A)                        Bb   F(A)
Welcome to the "In it for the money as an idol" show. Ha!
Bb        C
When they ain't as big as life
Bb(D)    C(E)
When the ditch their second wife
F          Gm7   F(A)  Am7        C G
Where's the boy to go?  Gotta be a hero!

Chorus

        D2                       D2(C#)
When the house fell asleep from a book I was led
      D2(C)                         G(B)
To a light that I never knew.
              D2     A                    D2     A2
I wanna be your hero.      I wanna be your hero.
        D2                       D2(C#)
And He spoke to my heart from the moment I prayed
        D2(C)                      G(B)
"Here's a pattern I made for you"
              D2     A                    D2     A
I wanna be your hero.      I wanna be your hero.
              D      A                    D
I wanna be your hero.

Copyright 1983 C.A. Music/Birdwing Music/Cherry Lane Music Publishing

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