Songs from Hercules

Go The Distance

I've often dreamed
Of a far off place
Where a great warm welcome
will be waiting

Where crowds will cheer
When they see my face
And a voice keeps saying
This is where I'm meant to be

I will find my way
I can go the distance
I'll be there someday
If I can be strong
I know every mile
Will be worth my while

I will go most anywhere
To feel like I belong

I am on my way
I can go the distance
I don't care how far
Somehow I'll be strong
I know every mile
Will be worth my while

I will go most anywhere
To find where I belong

One Last Hope

So, ya wanna be a hero, kid?
Well, whoop-de-do!
I have been around the block before
With blockheads just like you
Each and ev'ryone a disappointment
Pain for which there ain't no ointment
So much for excuses
Though a kid of Zeus' is
Asking me to jump into the fray
My answer is two words-
You win
Oh gods
Oy vay!

I'd given up hope that someone would
come along
A fellow who'd ring the bell for once-
Not for gong
The kind who wins trophies
Won't settle for low fees
But no-I get the greenhorn

I've been out to pasture, pal, my
ambition gone
Content to spend lazy days and to
graze my lawn
But you need an advisor
A satyr, but wiser
A good merchandiser
And oohh!
There goes my ulcer!

I'm down to one last hope
And I hope it's you
Though, kid, you're not exactly
A dream come true
I've trained enough turkeys
Who never came through
You're my one last hope
So you'll have to do

Demigods have faced the odds
And ended up a mockery
Don't believe the stories
That you read on all the crockery
To be a true hero, kid, is a dying art
Like painting a masterpiece, it's a work
of heart
It takes more than sinew
Comes down to what's in you
You have to continue
To grow
Now that's more like it!

I'm down to one last shot
And my last high note
Before that blasted Underworld
Gets my goat
My dreams are on you, kid
go make 'em come true
Climb that uphill slope
Keep pushing that envelope
You're my one last hope
And, kid, it's up to you

Zero To Hero

Bless my soul
Herc was on a roll
person of the week in
in every Greek opinion poll

What a pro
Herc could stop a show
Point him at a monster and
your talkin S.R.O.

He was a no one
a zero, zero
Now he's a honcho
he's a hero

Here was a kid with his act down pat
From zero to hero in no time flat
Zero to hero, just like that

When he smiled
the girls went wild
with oohs and ahhs
And they slapped his face
on ev'ry vase
On ev'ry vahse

From appearance fees
and royalties
our Herc had cash to burn
Now nouveau riche and famous
he could tell you what's a Grecian urn

Say amen
there he goes again
Sweet and undefeated
and an awesome ten for ten

Folks lined up just to watch him flex
and this perfect package
packed a pair of perfect pecs

Hercie he comes, he sees
he conquers
honey the crowds were going bonkers

He showed the moxie
brains and spunk
from zero to hero
a major hunk
Zero to hero
and who'd a thunk?

Who put the glad in gladiator?

Whose daring deeds are great theater?

Is he bold?
No one braver
Is he sweet?
Our favorite flavor (Mmm...)


Bless my soul
Herc was on a roll
riding high
and the nicest guy
Not conceited

He was nothing
zero to hero
now he's a honcho
he's a hero
He hit the heights at break neck speed

From zero to hero
Here is a hero
Now he's a hero
Yes, indeed