Be the Hero lyrics - Big Fish

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Album lyrics:
  1. Act 1
  2. Prologue
  3. Be the Hero
  4. The Witch
  5. Take Another Look 
  6. Stranger
  7. Two Men in My Life
  8. Ashton's Favorite Son 
  9. Out There on the Road
  10. Little Lamb from Alabama 
  11. Time Stops Time Stops Video
  12. Closer to Her Closer to Her Video
  13. Daffodils Daffodils Video
  14. Act 2
  15. Red, White and True 
  16. Fight the Dragons Fight the Dragons Video
  17. Showdown Showdown Video
  18. I Don't Need a Roof I Don't Need a Roof Video
  19. Start Over 
  20. What's Next
  21. How It Ends
  22. The Procession 
  23. Be the Hero (Reprise) 

Be the Hero lyrics

Be the Hero

(Edward Bloom)

What if I told you

You could change the world

With just one thought

What if I told you

You could be a king

Anything you desire, boy

Anything on a plate

All within your power to create

I know somewhere in the darkness

There’s a story meant for me

Where I’ll always know exactly what to say

I know somewhere some surprising ending

Waits for me to tell it my own way

Be the hero of your story, if you can

Be the champion in the fight-

Not just the man

Don’t depend on other people

To put paper next to pen

Be the hero of your story, boy, and then

You can rise to be the hero once again

Now the best part of an adventure is the people you meet.

What if I said

I met a witch

When I was very young

What if I said

She showed me how I die

Powerless in the face of it

Terrified in the wood

That was where my life was

Changed for good


What if I said

I met a giant,

Wasting in a cave

What if I claimed I rose

To be far braver

Than the brave

All my life of stories, son

And every one is true

So believe me

As I’m telling you

To be the hero of your story

While you may

Be the guy who gets the girl

And saves the day

You don’t need

A book of Greeks

To teach you how

To stay alive

Be the hero of each story

You derive

Then forever you’re

The story who’ll survive

Every tale that you invent

Can be a life

That you make real

Where each character

You meet

Becomes your friend

You don’t need to be

A novelist

To make believe what’s

Waiting ‘round the bend

(Edward & Company)

Be the hero of your story

'Til it's done

Why go promenade when you

Were born to run

(Edward Bloom)

If you understand

This premise

You will never be alone

(Edward & Partial Cast)

You can conquer

Every challenge

You can face each

Stepping stone

(Edward & All)

Be the hero of your story

(Edward Bloom)

What if I swore

I saw a mermaid swimming

In the mist

What if I told you

She would be the first girl

That I kissed

Out there in the water

Filled with eagerness and fear

Here is what she whispered

In my ear:

(Edward & Company)

Be the hero of your story

Be the hero of your story

Be the hero of your story

(Edward Bloom)

Now listen, son: Now one day I met this fisherman, see’

(Frustrated Fisherman)

Oh you gotta help me! If I don’t catch a fish, my family’s gonna starve!

(Edward Bloom)

The fish are sleepin’! You gotta get ‘em movin’. Try the Alabama Stomp!

Works every time!

Something about this rythym really gets their fins movin’. Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man the Alabama Stomp, you feed his soul!

I know somewhere in the future

There’s adventure waits for me

Filled with mystery and people

I can love

I know out there

On the road of life

I’ll live the story I’ve been

Dreaming of


Live the story I’ve been

Dreaming of!

Be the hero every time

You get the chance

If the music stops

Continue with the dance

(Edward Bloom)

On a wing or on a prayer

You get there

Only with your voice


Be attentive

Be inventive

Be the first one to rejoice

With the story in your heart

You won’t need

Any other choice

You’re a hero,

Fighting dragons, winning wars

Be the hero

And the world will soon be yours!

Last Update: April, 01st 2014

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