Jamie O'Neal - Somebody's Hero Lyrics

She's never pulled anyone from a burning building
She's never rocked Central Park to a half a million fans, screaming out her name
She's never hit a shot to win the game
She's never left her footprints on the moon
She's never made a solo hot air balloon ride, around the world,
No, she's just your everyday average girl (but)

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned up knee
A little kiss is all she needs
The keeper of the cheerios
The voice that brings Snow White to life
Bedtime stories every night
And that smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

She didn't get a check every week like a nine-to fiver
But she's been a waiter, and a cook and a taxi driver
For twenty years, there at home, until the day her girl was grown
Giving all her love to her was her life's ambition
But now her baby's movin' on, and she'll soon be missin' her
But not today, those are tears of joy runnin' down her face

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her daughter in her wedding dress
She gave her wings to leave the nest
It hurts to let her baby go down the aisle she walks right by
Looks back into her mother's eyes
And that smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

Thirty years have flown right past
Her daughters' starin' at all the photographs
Of her mother, and she wishes she could be like that
Oh, but she already is

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her mother in a rockin' chair
She runs a brush through her silver hair
The envy of the nursing home
She drops by every afternoon
Feeds her mama with a spoon
And that smile lets her know
Her mother's smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

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  1. Ashley Looper

    My Mama is amazing , she has done more!! She loved us to the stars & back!!! My # 1 Hero!!!!! I love her to eternity & a day!!! (P.s. she will never be in a nursing home, she’s with me & her animals)

  2. Robyn KELLEY

    Going to ya this song as a part of a Christmas present for my step MOM 💕💕💕

  3. NanySarah1

    I was born very sick and had many obstacles growing up. My mom has always been there for me. Through good and bad. Now that she is older and showing signs of dementia- this song hits hard.

  4. Katherine Weaver

    This song kills me 😟 my mom passed two days after my wedding and she had said for years she WOULD see me marry this guy before she died. She wasnt sick or anything but she got her wish. I married him Dec 22 2015 she passed away Dec 24 2015. I miss you mama

  5. Anne Goldsmith

    Onions, so many onions, everywhere...

  6. Andrei Lin

    One of those best voices that should be heard. She is so good!!!! Her tone is everything!!! 👏🙌👍💕👑😍👑

  7. Loren Elks

    She's the next Martina McBride, for sure. :-)

  8. Angel Cortright

    I love this song.. ❤️💜❤️💜

  9. Robyn KELLEY

    I have an idea to do something with this song for my mom she deserves it

  10. Brandon Koch

    Decade to my great aunt and caretaker Jennifer koch

  11. Annie Rawls

    Me and my kids song. It was my mom and grandma song miss them

  12. Brandon Koch

    Decade To my mother even thorough we fight like cats and dogs sometimes

  13. Alan fast 7 Niebergall

    God bless you little girl 🙏🙏🙏

  14. Jeremy Stone

    I hate cutting onions while listening to this song.

  15. stephanie griffith

    I am not gonna be this kind of hero. Instead I'm giving me baby to another family to raise cause if I'd keep her she wouldn't get have the chances in life that they could give her. It hurts my heart to admit that but its what is best for her


    I love this song so much and I love this video so much to and I was crying and I can't stop crying 😭😭😭😭😭😭

  17. Brandi Lester

    She sure is 💖♥️💜💙💚💛

  18. Jeff Sue

    God bless.


    I love this song so much but it makes me to start crying

  20. Miranda Pelletier

    every time i listen to this song i end up sobbing

  21. Brian Scott

    She’s sooo hot

  22. Tiffany

    Makes me think of my mama, shes been my hero since the day I was little. She has been there countless of times and i couldn't be more blessed, i am now a mother myself and have my little one making their way to the world this winter and I hope to be half the mother my mom is♥️

  23. M&M'S are candy's!!!!

    It really knocks my heart!

  24. Amber Walters

    This song makes me cry everytime I listen to it. My mom passed when I was 8. So she never got to see me do anything in life.

    Michael Webb

    I'm sorry for your loss. Take care and God bless you.

  25. Alexis Gore



    I love this song because when I had my 3 things sungry my mom was by side all them time I was crying and I'm still crying

  27. Saddest Potato

    My mom is the best HUMAN ever❤️ despite of negative happenings she still see it as a blessing🥺 I just wanna kill the person who's judging my mom 😾 how could you judge the kindest human in my life. STOP THE INSECURITIES 😤

  28. Becky Richardson

    it's almost six years since my momma passed and i still miss her eveyday and this songs makes me cry so much

  29. jreed3842

    I literally cannot make it through this song without crying. I absolutely love this song... But it will always end with me crying. Just yesterday I was jamming out to music while cleaning. This song comes on. And then I am crying like a mess while doing the dishes. Lol.

  30. jimmy James

    Great song made me cry 😭

  31. Bev Gadsby

    Love this song 🎸👏🎸👏💃🏻

  32. Tatyana JaQuese

    Someone from Vent sent me here.

  33. AmandaJosie

    Will be played at my future wedding


    On when is wedding

  34. Liz


  35. zedalba

    What other genre of music promotes family values like previous generations of country music? Whether it's "Somebody's Hero" or "He didn't have to be" or a myriad of equally emotional songs I am proud of the country music I grew up with. Tried to stand in line at a store with this playing in my ears and hoped that the cashier thought I was sane.

  36. Lady Devildog

    Oh man, I love this song so much!

  37. Rachel Mehay

    Miss you momma ❤

  38. Delena Hayden

    Only in farie tails

    LSGamer 9897

    Reality not a fairy tale

  39. Psycho Angry Drivers And People

    Even tho my mom is gone shes still my hero I know she was around last yr when I got hit by a car she made sure I wasn't seriously hurt

  40. Wendy Stinson

    When your grown daughter sends you this song and says, "this is your song mom". "You are my hero". As I'm listening the tears are just rolling. I love you so much Brooklynn Michelle!!!

  41. Jake Monroe

    2019 😭

  42. Omaima Manola

    Thnx Jamie for this beautiful song, hope that I'll be my little princess's hero when she grows up..

  43. Greg Kimball

    Such a beautiful lady and great voice. Love this song

  44. CookieMama87

    I'm 31 and my Mam is still me hero :)

  45. Mom/Color Love All Colors


  46. Deafies Do It Better

    I’m using this song for my mother/daughter dance at my wedding. My mom has always been my mom/dad since the man who was supposed to walk me down the isle left us after years of abuse. she’s my everything to me. 😍 I know it’s been years since this was produced, but thank you so much for this song!

  47. David Jett

    My mother left an abusive marriage after 42 years. In the last 8 years she has bought her own home, gotten her CNA certificate. All in her 60’s. She is my here, showing that you are never to old to start over.

  48. Madelyn Cordova

    My mom my is hero because she take care of me and my siblings and work a full time job with very little help

  49. Sarah E

    My biological 'mom' (I use that term lightly) has never been and will never be my hero. My heroes are the amazing women in my life who have loved me unconditionally, treated me like one of their own children, allowed me to stay in their homes, and let me call them mom. My heroes are the ones who chaperoned my sleepover parties and recreation center dances. The ones who were there supporting me during school plays, beach baptisms, and high school graduations. My heroes are the ones who gave me my first makeover, taught me that makeup is not what makes a woman beautiful, taught me self respect, taught me to love the Lord, and let me get my ears pierced. They are the ones who held my hand and told me I would be great when I experienced something new for the first time. The ones who took me to Disneyland, Sea World, and Spice Girl concerts. And above all else, the women who were at my side when my dad was dying of Alzheimer's, giving me the strength to be there for him. Those women are and will always be my heroes. Tell every woman in your life how much they mean to you, whether they are your mom, an aunt, or a total stranger. Everyone is a hero in someone's eyes.

  50. Sharlene Stewart

    What happened to her? We never hear her anymore.
    This is the first song of hers that i have heard.
    I love it.

  51. Anna Fulks

    Anna Fulks

  52. Amanda Knight

    My baby turned 10 today. I offically have less time w her than ive had in the past before shes 18 and moving on w her own life. This has been our aong since she was a baby and i cant stop crying today

  53. sjc 1997

    My mom is my hero she is battling a rare cancer at 49 yrs old I don't know what I do without her love u mom

  54. Kristina Mahler

    Jamie oniel is one of the most underrated artists. Shes so amazing. This song brings me to tears everytime I hear it.

  55. Amanda Wisdom

    We found out this week that my mom has cancer.
    Don’t know what type yet, but they have a plan in place to do radiation. They see stuff in her brain, lung and possibly pancreas, so it’s going to be a tough fight. I’m about to turn 27. I’m not ready to lose my mom 😓

  56. MzStarpower1

    I’ve been looking for this song for soooo long! I had to do some serious searching for this song. I was a little girl when I saw this music video & it touched me so much. Now as an adult, seeing this still gives me the same feeling. I’m blessed to have my mom & granny still in my life...thank you God! 💜


    You are truly blessed to have your mother and grandmother still here.

  57. K Lutz

    Amazing voice

  58. Jennifer Caldwell

    My mother didn't just kiss my boo boos. When I had a massive stroke 14 years ago she was at my side in the hospital 24/7, for 12 solid weeks. I cherish those memories and that time that I got to spend with her.

  59. Glenda Paul

    beautiful song, thank you

  60. Dannielle Collins

    9-27-2015 Almost 3 years since I lost her and its still just as hard. Want to call her and tell her everything but cant because shes gone

  61. braaap 509

    Honestly had me choked up.... bravo

  62. Ash Who?

    I am such a pos mother... :'( I'd give anything for it to be just Amelia & I

  63. austenluvr

    I just hope one of my kids thinks this about me... I don't need much but I need to be a hero to at least one of my kids...

  64. Kiana Bowen

    Husband just left us, left me with a one year old baby girl. I am so brokenhearted, but I swear I'm gonna be my little girl's hero. I needed this song.

  65. Rachel Lammers

    When I was 19 months I was in a car crash and I died 3 time and my father died but my mom is a Wonderful person in my life Love you Mother

  66. Cody Ward

    To my mother may she rest in peace

  67. Aleea Thein

    I love my mama and she had me at 16 she is my veverything

  68. Rustynn Frizzell

    That's me and my mom for ever and ever and ever

  69. Beth Ann Renfro

    there is always somebodie's hero....I dedicate this to my mom, my sister, my hero...my own....Beatrice L. Marshall, Patricia A. Marshall

  70. Shelbi Thompson

    In high school I had to write a paper on the person that influanced me the most in life and dedicate a song to them. This was it. She recently passed away and I listen to this song every day just for her ❤️

  71. Dawn Greenhill

    That's my mom

  72. meaghan morris

    My mom and dad adopted me when I was a year old

  73. Blue Frog

    I wanted to grow old with my Mom but she left us in the night a year ago... Was only 59... I got the call that sent me to my knees one day...

  74. Kurt Hohl

    Jamie ist eine wunderschöne Frau, mit einer sehr femininen Stimme!

  75. Erika Rose

    this song is so beautiful makes me wish I had this type of relationship with my mother

  76. sara s

    My mom song she been though a lot she was be my hero I love you

    William Shaffer

    Bless them fulfilling your need aswell as theirs

  77. Mari Poza

    I know it's just a song but if she was such a good daughter she wouldn't let her mother be in a nursing home. She could hire an in- home nurse. Or take care of her herself.

    karen hannah

    I had to put my mother in a nursing home. Let me tell you one thing, until you have walked that road don't judge. My mother had dementia and a crushed femer bone. She had to have 24/7 care. And I knew I didn't have the knowledge that her doctors had. And then you also have to realize not everone must have all the money that you must have. Try getting 24 hour quality care, see what that cost you. There was no pain, outside of her home going, that was any harder. I was there almost every day for 3 and 1/2 years to the point it affected my health. I would do it all again. Don't judge everybody by the same book.

  78. patti short

    Love 💖 I

  79. Dannielle Collins

    hard to believe you're gone. I love you mom

  80. Playboy Casanova

    Somebody's Hero is a fantastic song. The message of the song just hit you right in the gut. Jamie O'Neal is one of the most underrated female country artists of all time. I recommend her Brave album, it's solid.

  81. slayerof truth

    I love my mom so much. She will always be my hero no matter how old I am. She is always such wonderful mom.

  82. Kelli Armstrong

    My Mom's my Hero. Love ya Mama. :)

  83. Victoria Brooks


  84. Jerry And Paula Dixon

    my little hero hes 5 and hes my heart

  85. Briana Outley

    I cry everytime I listen to this song💕

  86. Amanda Valvano

    My mother and I danced to this song at my wedding. She is so much stronger than she believes. She is truly my hero.

  87. SagittariusBoomBamPOW SheDidThat

    My Mom is my hero, I hope to be this for my babygirl 💖💖💖

  88. Michael Webb

    Every Mother's Day I know more and more people who have lost their mothers.

  89. Katie Duncan

    My mom was my best friend,my hero, and my mom. She was there for me and many others and she will be forever in my heart. She was needed up in heaven....she is holding her grandson my baby boy and no longer in pain and for that i am greatful she is no longer suffering.

  90. Liz Bleasdale

    My baby is only 5 months old, why am I crying 😂

  91. kaylan adcock

    My step mom has been my hero took me in like I was one of her own and raised me since I was 5 or 6 and I thank her everyday for everything she has done for me. I think of this song when I think of how she became my hero .

  92. Kayla Edens

    We played this song at my mom's funeral. She was truly my Hero. As well as my siblings. She suffered for a long 2 years with stage 4 cancer and when she passed it tore a hole in my heart that will never be replaced. I miss my mom soooo much. I lost both of my parents before I turned 25 and lord does it hurt. I miss them both very much especially my mom. I had 21 years with her and then I wake up and poof she's gone. It's hard sk those who still have your cherish her with everything you have in you.

  93. faves of mine

    I love you Mom

  94. faves of mine

    Jennifer Smith

  95. Paul Arlukiewicz

    looks like the wrath kinda lol

  96. Gary Marquis

    GDI, this soooo great.

  97. Amber Buoy

    My mom didn't raise me but my grandma Janet did I miss her she was a sweet woman love you grandma

  98. Kim Paul

    My daughter just played this for me....she sat across the room with a smile as I cried and remembered 25 yrs of her being our baby girl. I love you, Harley xoxo

    Harley Paul

    Kim Paul haha love ya mama😚😜

  99. Diane Crawford

    Sometimes you have to be your own hero.