Kris Kristofferson

Hero, The


Don't you like to see the hero

take his licks like a man

Stand up and be tested and be true

Would you like to be a hero in your life

Well, you can

Did you know it's up to you


Would you trade your place with Jesus on the cross

If you could, shining through eternity

Would it bother to know that you can be

Just as good as you really want to be


And if you're bound to do your duty

Then it's time that you do

Look your future in the face

For the most important person in the world

Which is you

Or the whole damn human race



         There's a holy band of angels

         Flying high through the night

         Where no mortal ever trod       

         Singing holy, holy, holy, holy

         Oh, Jesus Christ

         Is the Lord Almighty God          



         You see the good thing is

         You don't have to be as good as Jesus

         To start out with

         All you got to do is ask yourself

         How would Gary Cooper have done it

         Or John Kennedy, or Martin Luther King,

         Or Malcolm X


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Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved


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