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Mariah Carey: Hero Meaning

Song Released: 1993



Hero Lyrics

There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are
There's an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

[Chorus]
And then a hero comes along
With the strength...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Feb 15th 2017 report

    I think deep down it means that when a hero is in your life, you just let go of everything and forget all about your fears because you feel safe. Its saying that you don't have to depend on a hero to keep you safe and that you can protect yourself. Then when you finally realize that you can't depend on heroes anymore or that your tired of having to depend on a hero, you just have to be strong or be prepared for whatever comes and to keep you and your family safe. I believe that she is saying that while you were depending on someone else to be your hero and watch over you, you could have done that yourself because deep down in you, there's a hero.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Feb 8th 2020 report

    In early society, women were simply pushed aside and not given the opportunity to go to school or even vote. At least, that’s what many people believe. But the fact of the matter is, those events weren’t that long ago. In the U.S., it took us a disgraceful 144 years from the year the U.S. was formed in 1776 to the year women were able to vote in 1920. Not only has sexism been prevalent in the U.S. but the discrimination based on race, religion, and beliefs have been major problems as well. And because of these problems, our society has failed to accept many wonderful people for these meaningless reasons.
    Take Malala for example. She was a highly intelligent young lady in Pakistan who was unable to go to school in response to her gender and thus spent much of her life fighting for those rights. Her heart was in the right place but still, she was attacked both verbally and physically.
    And Harriet Tubman saved hundreds of people from slavery in the south by traveling back and fourth 100 miles 13 times and helped construct the underground railroad. However, she wasn’t permitted a spot on the 20 dollar bill arguably due to both her gender and race. Instead, 7th President Andrew Jackson, a slave owner and practically the complete opposite of Harriet was given the space he was in my opinion, undoubtedly unworthy of.
    And another wonderful woman, Maya Angelou, a civil rights activist, poet, and singer was taken advantage of, many times by her boyfriend by being sexually abused. She went silent for 5 years straight because of these inexcusable acts.
    Susan B. Anthony was a women’s right activist and anti-slavery petitioner who in 1872, was arrested for voting, a right only men had at the time.
    And despite their hard work and efforts, women are still taken advantage of today. They are still paid less. They are still a minority. They are still, in a sense, discriminated against.
    And there will more than likely be no one to save us when we are faced with such discrimination. We will in our lifetime probably always be thought upon as a minority. But we don’t need to think that way. We need to be our own heroes and stand up for what we believe is right.
    And the following song, sung by yet another inspirational woman, Mariah Carey from my point of view has everything to do with being your own hero and finding strength in yourself. It tells us to pick ourselves up and fill our hearts with hope that we can achieve anything we want to. So when we “feel like hope is gone” and that we will never be seen as equals to men we shall refer to this song and find the strength deep within us to take a stand. We will not wait for the day all women are paid equally, we will fight hard and strive to make it happen. When we lose hope that a woman will ever be given the honor to be placed on a dollar bill or elected for president we will speak up until we’ve done all we can to make it happen. We don’t need to be Harriet Tubman or Susan B. Anthony to be a hero. We can be our own hero and inspire others with our determination to do what’s right.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2018 report

    the line "you can find love if you search within yourself" means love starts to yourself. in other words you cant love anyone else if you dont know how to love yourself.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 16th 2020 report

    "There's a hero, if you look inside your heart" It is very meaningful and heartfelt to me because thankful for my heart organ, I can breathe:)

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2020 report

    This hero song has a very important lesson for ourselves, namely that the strength within us is actually ourselves in convincing a problem that exists in our lives.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2020 report

    This hero song has a very important lesson for ourselves, namely that the strength within us is actually ourselves in convincing a problem that exists in our lives

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 29th 2020 report

    Always believing in your self lord and the angels r by ur side do watever u want,you are worthy of everything in life,love urself first because it will show u the real meaning of love,having faith n strength,never give up or lose hope we are born heros n superstars❤

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 12th 2020 report

    To me the song implies we must be shaped by the vision within not the circumstances outside or our motivation should come from within not outside.What is within us is what the creator have planted us to be.

    Jabu Sibanda
    South Africa

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2019 report

    There a hero if you look inside your heart

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2019 report

    You can find love if you search within your self and the emptiness you left will diasappear.

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2019 report

    It's a long road
    When you face the world alone
    No one reaches out a hand for you
    You can find love
    If you search with in yourself
    And the emptines you felt will disappear

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 1st 2018 report

    I feel this song is about a lost and however your feeling now all will be ok because you are the “hero” that finds the strength within your own self to carry on and giving you that power to do so

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 13th 2018 report

    Hero is a special song to me it made me realize i really am and what is within me all my fears that i had are all gone and i listen t o this song almost everyday and make me remember the special that was always there for me,my mom I love her and when i listen to this song it make me have flashback with her i love Mariah Carey

  14. anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2018 report

    The is all about loving yourself

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    Jul 4th 2018 report

    Lord knows
    Dreams are hard to follow
    But don't let anyone
    Tear them away
    Hold on
    There will be tomorrow
    In time
    You'll find the way

  16. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2018 report

    You can find love if you search within your self and the emptiness you left will diasappear.

  17. anonymous
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    Jan 25th 2018 report

    I think what Carey is trying to say is that you can push through whatever hardships you’re going through and that you don’t need someone else to be brave for you because you can be your own hero. The message of the song is to stay strong even if life gets hard, and that you can’t be afraid.

  18. anonymous
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    Sep 6th 2017 report

    This song encourage me to over cast my fear and it helped me to pursue my dreams despite of the struggles that I am facing with.❤

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