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Holding Out for a Hero

watch video from Shrek 2 (2004) movie, song music and lyrics by Dean Pitchford & Jim Steinman,
 
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performed by Jennifer Saunders (Fairy Godmother); with Fiona, Prince Charming, Shrek, Puss in Boots, Donkey Lyrics with pictures FAIRY GODMOTHER: C Minor, put it in C Minor. Ladies and gentlemen. I'd like to dedicate this song to Princess Fiona and Prince Shrek. PRINCE CHARMING: Fiona, my Princess. Will you honour me with a dance? FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: Where have all the good men goneWhere have all the good men gone / And where are all the gods? / Where's the streetwise HerculesWhere's the streetwise Hercules / To fight the rising odds? FIONA: Since when do you dance? PRINCE CHARMING: Fiona, my dearest, if there's one thing I know, it's that love is full of surprises. FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steedIsn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed? / Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need / Hit it! / I need a hero / I'm holding out for a heroI'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night / He's gotta be strong SHREK: All right, big fella! Let's crash this party! FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: He's gotta be strong / And he's gotta be fastHe's gotta be strong / And he's gotta be fast GUARD: Man the catapults! Aim! Fire! FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: And he's gotta be fresh from the fight / I need a hero SHREK: Brace yourselves! MONGO: Ooh! Purty! FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light / Till the morning light GINGERBREAD MAN: Not the gumdrop button! FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: He's gotta be sure / And it's gotta be soon / And he's gotta be larger than life SHREK: Incoming! DONKEY: Ha-ha! All right! FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: Somewhere after midnight / In my wildest fantasySomewhere after midnight / In my wildest fantasy SHREK: Go, Mongo! Go! FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: Somewhere just beyond my reach / There's someone reaching back for me GUARD: Man the cauldrons! SHREK: After you, Mongo. FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat / It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet SHREK: That's it! Heave-ho! GUARD: Watch out! DONKEY: Shrek! GUARD: More heat, less foam! FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: Up where the mountains Meet the heavens above / Out where the lightning Splits the sea / I could swear there is someone somewhere / Watching meI could swear there is someone somewhere / Watching me SHREK: Heave! Ho! GINGERBREAD MAN: No! FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: Through the wind and the chill and the rain / And the storm and the flood / I can feel his approach / Like a fire in my blood SHREK: Come on! GINGERBREAD MAN: Look out! MONGO: Be good. DONKEY: He needs me! Let me go! FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: Like a fire in my blood / Like a fire in my blood / Like a fire in my blood / Like a fire in my blood SHREK: Donkey! FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: I need a hero / I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light SHREK: Puss! PUSS IN BOOTS: Go! Go! Your lady needs you! Go! Today, I repay my debt. FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: He's gotta be sure / And it's gotta be soon / And he's gotta be larger than life PUSS IN BOOTS: En garde! FAIRY GODMOTHER [singing]: He's gotta be strong / And he's gotta be fast / And he's gotta be fresh from the fight / I need a hero / Stop! NOTE: To watch the pictures in high resolution, click on them

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