From the album American Garage

Lyrics

The Hero in Me

I remember tellin’ my old man
Some day I’m gonna be
A great President or an astronaut
A hero everybody needs…
Well I might have fell a little short

But I still see…
The hero in me…
Through the proud eyes of my family
And how they see me
Don’t have to wear no cape
Don’t have to outrun a train
Never fly through the air
But I’d do anything so they’d see the hero in me

I remember tellin’ my old man
As he coached my little league
When I grow up I’m going to be a home run star
A hero of the Major League
Well I’ve never cleared the Green Monster

But I still see…
The hero in me…
Through the proud eyes of my family
And how they see me
Don’t need a secret name
Don’t need a skin-tight suit
Never fly through the air
But I’d do anything so they’d see the hero in me

Yeah I’ve tried hard to deliver
And I do the best I can
Of all the heroes I consider
Wanna be like my old man

Cuz I still see…
A hero in me…
Through the proud eyes of my family
And how they need me
Don’t have to wear no cape
Don’t have to outrun a train
I never fly through the air
Oh but I’d do anything so they’d see the hero in me
Yeah the hero in me…mmm-hmmm…