Nothing But Thieves - Holding Out For A Hero Lyrics

Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where's the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that there's someone somewhere
Watching me

Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach
Like the fire in my blood

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

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Nothing But Thieves Holding Out For A Hero Comments
  1. Sam Hirschmann

    That basssss

  2. archit misal

    Vikings ...yep nothing but thieves

  3. ki stephen

    Good get your recognition you deserve bitch!

  4. Billy morris

    How did I not find this yet?

  5. Stᴉtchᴉe

    this version of the song sounds like someone crying out for help in the midst of a war, also its gayyyy ^U^ so ye XD boy singing about a boy,
    if this was the prompt for a film set in world war 2 or a medieval era this would be so AWESOME, just picture it. ima start writing it lol

  6. Stᴉtchᴉe

    why am i getting this recommend now?!? this is killer!!

  7. Phantom Zero

    It's all ogre now

  8. [broken machine]

    Bless them for not changing the pronouns.

  9. Mag

    Who would have thought that NBT plus a Bonnie Tyler song would equal ultimate Jeff Buckley vibes? My heart is very happy right now.

  10. skellen 12

    I respect that they didn’t change the pronouns ngl

  11. OffTheStory

    This Shrek reboot sure looks weird

    skellen 12

    Shrek is edgy now

  12. Teddy Roosevelt

    NTB should do the theme for the next James Bond movie

  13. The Force Legacy

    This son could be a great trailer music for any Assassin's Creed

  14. AceTheBathound

    Bonnie Tyler and Jennifer Saunders do this one BETTER.

  15. Shin Ultima

    I love this version. 🍷🖤⚘

  16. dora sind

    UNBELIEVABLE COVER! Better than the original!

  17. Ame Stinnett

    i love both versions equally

    dora sind

    Me too but this one is better and darker.

  18. El Neto

    sometimes i dream fighting a lot of feminist and SJW with my toxic masculinity hearing this this a sign to shine?

    fat facts

    Can we get this top comment please?

    skellen 12


  19. Eric Feigenbaum

    Utterly wrong tempo, doesn't work for this song at all, IMO

    skellen 12

    respectfully disagree 🤗

  20. Viviana Leandro

    amazing version for an incredible series!!!

  21. Kate Byerley

    You listened to this song because you watched Vikings...

    ...I watched Vikings because I listened to this song.

    TBS SiLenC

    I don't watch Vikings

    Kate Byerley

    @TBS SiLenC lol neither I just thought this was amusing .-.

  22. H E F I L I

    Still in love.

  23. Corv1d

    That bassline absolutely MAKES this cover god damn


    sesacional, orgasm for my ears.... like june 2019

  25. Lukai Kopesz

    Prince + knight= this fucking song

  26. Cathy Cassandra

    Sad ...this a victorious bold proud song..not for someone coming out of her high...urgh

  27. Keven Lewis

    This turns a happy song into something completely badass

  28. Vortexx

    Sorry dwight

  29. GioGio

    Shrek 2 but *edgy*


  30. Екатерина Веременко

    Its amazing!

  31. liam

    Who’s here from the DBD vid of Dwight?

  32. mhdboza

    im just gona say one name Dwight

  33. Lydia Spire

    Sir Rodion - Dead By Daylight editing god sent me here.

    Red BurN

    The end is so sad 😥

  34. Springjordan

    And it's fricking awesome
    I will not deny liking the original better, but this one can't be compared anyway since it's less a cover and more a song in a completely different genre

  35. Your Mom

    Who came here from Sir Rodion?

  36. Zainab Mujahid

    conor, will you be my hero?

  37. BigPapaJohnson

    >tfw you realize it's a dude

  38. Daniel Williams

    Love this band some much

  39. no name


  40. Sheltons Ravenscar

    wow..... love it!!! <3 <3 <3

  41. elise n

    If you like this cover you should listen to their cover of 'Crazy'

    ryong_ Yee

    Yeah, it's awesome

  42. Grace : o

    Ok why am I just hearing this know???

  43. Oscar Mode

    Iam now more in love with this band. I can`t believe that they transform that song nto this version. I love them bot btw

  44. cordelia mills

    Fairy Godmother would be proud

  45. Maria Hill

    This is so so beautiful

  46. Majkel Dżekson

    It's better than original version...

    dora sind

    I agree although I like the original too!

  47. Alexander Chippel

    Not as good as the Shrek or the original.


    I agree. It just feels "meh." It lost all the theatrics that made the song so great in the first place.

    Alexander Chippel

    @awindwaker Where have all the rock ballads gone?

  48. Daniela Gtz

    Why nobody is talking about this song being used for a "Vikings" trailer? "Vikings", one of the best series plus this amazing cover is something I can't take... it's too good, it's delightful, it's orgasmic, I'm dying in a good way.

  49. BaraPatty

    one of the sexiest versions of this song, love it! These guys cant do anything wrong.

  50. Mars P

    Why does this remind me of rose and Dimitri from vampire academy?

  51. Lilmisscostumedrama

    The only way this song could ever have been covered and still do Bonnie justice.

  52. Tracey Ecklund


  53. Isaac Gtz

    Love that bass!

  54. lilpeachy

    Listen to this song with headphones, it's crazy!

  55. nicki d

    perfect melancholic monotony voice for my autumn season

  56. nin2790

    This version sounds so sexual it’s so bloody good that my ears are orgasming

  57. Sther Mir :v

    1M! 💙

  58. Nochnaya Puma

    It's SO COOL!

  59. Harlow

    Thats a guy!?

  60. ThatOnePerson NoBodyNotices

    I need more song covers like this--holy shit

  61. Yvonne Turner


  62. Iodicodino

    I didn't know they did this cover! LOL

  63. Dantolius

    who comes here after my link?

  64. Isabella Camoçato


  65. Pirateus

    "I'll show you what I can do!"

  66. Rimuru Tempest

    who is here , because of the ending of the Dead by daylight video "Everyone needs a hero" ? :D


    Ironic. He could save others from death, but not himself.

  67. Nightmare

    God Damnit Rodin You Do It Again

  68. Isis Huerta

    I love you so much guys. You're amazing 💜

  69. Gustavo

    It sounds so dark and dead

  70. Gabrielle Ordane

    Fucking everything, but is there by anychance a similar female cover?

  71. Kae Beth

    I love this it's giving me major ahs vibes 🔥🔥🔥

  72. La vie de Saraï

    Oh god I very love it, good job

  73. Rosalina Han

    where has this been all my life

  74. Nicolas Stoyanov

    I love this cover :3

  75. TheSandyLyricist

    When Prince Charming gets your princess 🤘😩

  76. SubscribeToPewDiePie

    Ok everytime i hear this song I cant stop thinking about shrek
    But this cover changed it all.

  77. Lisie Praety


  78. JayAnnAych

    I absolutely love this cover! I did like the 'Shrek 2'- Version best, but this has just such a sexy, dark, mysterious vibe it's positively addictive! Thank you so much for this!

  79. Rada Qardava

    Amazing ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

  80. Green Fairy

    It dosent sound like a fucking cover there amazing 🤗😣😏

  81. Depressed Smiley

    i was not ready for this.

  82. Koren Hogan

    Fairy Godmother is shook

  83. Lúcia Luz


  84. Robert Krueger

    Great version

  85. Grace G

    Nothing But Thieves can make me love any song, it's confirmed by this cover

  86. Ally Urie

    This cover would've been great for justice league

  87. Pedro sena

    In Shrek “Give me an Cm”
    With NBT Conor says: “Give me your bests high notes” 😹😹

  88. Alessia Geremia

    Wow... ❤

  89. SalGaming

    Umm?? Hell yes. He can be my hero any day :o

  90. FairlyLocalAnnie

    I love this??? So much.

  91. tutorial de batata

    1.5 >>>>>>>>>>>

  92. 김진현

    I love this song very very very much!

  93. Ya Boi Kota

    Honestly Shrek genuinely fuck you, I cant enjoy this song as much

    Britney Stevenson

    Hey now...better say thanks to Shrek for introducing you to the song lol

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  95. Jin Dispar

    I love this song and the cover *-*❤️