the great Luke Ski, featuring Carrie Dahlby - Holding Out For Hiro

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From the FuMP .com, 9/14/2007,

This parody of Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For A Hero" is about the popular NBC sci-fi show "Heroes", centering around the character Hiro Nakamura. This song was forged by the combined superhuman musical abilites of Carrie Dahlby on lead and background vocals, Jared Ringold of Possible Oscar on music, engineering and mixing, and ShoEboX of Worm Quartet on the Jim Steinman-y keyboards. My thanks and appreciation to them is so immense in size, it could cause an eclipse, just like the one seen in the opening credits of "Heroes". Everyone who comments to this song must end their comment by telling us what their super power is. My super power is my uncanny ability to subliminally suggest that people request for Dr. Demento play this song at www.clamhead.com/drd.php !

FAN VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WpWKMz2p8k
ANOTHER FAN VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4xDNrhh1-Q

lyrics

Holding Out For Hiro
A parody of "Holding Our For A Hero" by Bonnie Tyler,
About the sci-fi TV show "Heroes".
Parody lyrics by the great Luke Ski.
© 2007 Luke Sienkowski
(1 measure drum fill, followed by 8 measure intro with background vocalists singing:
"Doo doo doo doo, Doo doo doo doo, Doo doo doo doo, Aaah, Aaah!")
Where'd the man in horn rimmed glasses
Hide a child so odd?
Where's the teen like Wolverine
With the sexy indestructible bod?
Hit her with Mack truck,
Her blonde hair still is curled.
Who will save the cheerleader,
And who will save the world?
I need Hiro!
Nakamura's the Hiro that I desperately seek.
He's gotta be mild,
And he's gotta be kind,
And he's gotta be a comic book geek.
I need Hiro!
He's on a mission with Ando, stoppin' Sylar's crime.
He's got a big sword.
In a squint of his eyes,
He will save us in the nick of time, on borrowed time.
(8 measures with background vocalists singing:
"Doo doo doo doo, Doo doo doo doo, Doo doo doo doo, Aaah, Aaah!")
Hiro: Ando, help me think up a good super hero name for myself.
Ando: How about "TimeLord"?
(SFX: smack!)
Ando: Ow!
Hiro: What happened?
Ando: Somebody hit me, but I don't see anyone. This really hurts!
Hiro: So you're saying you need to see the Doctor?
Orphaned son Mohinder
Found his father's maps and graphs.
Now Sylar's killing down the list,
Like PokeMon for sociopaths. (Sylar: Gotta catch 'em all!)
Will the emo male nurse sponge-boy
Stop his mad pursuit?
He'll need help from a Superman,
In a sharp Armani suit.
Hiro: It's a bird!
Ando: It's a plane!
Hiro: It's a politician!

I need Hiro! (Nathan: Vote Petrelli!)
I'm holding out for Hiro to bring order to things,
So that five years from now,
There's no fascists in power,
So behind the scenes he's pulling the strings.
I need Hiro!
Here comes the father of Hiro, and he's almost retired.
His company's big,
So he'll sensei his kid,
But if Hiro fails, he's gonna get fired. (Sulu: You're going to get FIRED!) (SFX: Trek Photon torpedos)
I need Hiro!
Officer Parkman brought donuts, must have read my mind!
Hiro: In the next 9th Wonders comic book, Isaac shows me killing Sylar!
Ando: So you have the new issue?
Hiro: No, I read about it in Wizard Magazine.
Ando: Oh!
Out in Las Vegas on an internet site,
A struggling mother strips for a fee,
But make her mad, and the fatal spankings
Are for free. (Niki: You wouldn't like me when I'm angry)
The Bennets are always on the run.
Will Claire go to her prom?
Some say Peter is cool,
Could you say, he's 'the bomb?'
Hiro & Ando: Literally 'the bomb'?
Background vocalists:
Is he lit' - 'trally the bomb?!
Is he lit' - 'trally the bomb?!
Is he lit' - 'trally the bomb?!
Is he lit' - 'trally the booooooooomb?! (SFX: Huge explosion!)
I need Hiro!
He's heading to the Big Apple at the end of the road.
To face a psycho Spock,
Who will clean out your clock
Just to get at your genetic code.
I need Hiro!
I'm holding out that soon Hiro faces destiny.
At the comic book's end,
Sylar dies on his sword,
Like some DC/Marvel prophecy.
I need Hiro!
I'm holding out for Hiro's graphic novelty.
(8 measures w/ vocalists singing "Oooh ooh ooh")
Ando: Hiro, why are we speaking in English right now instead of in Japanese?
Hiro: Because in audio format, nobody can read subtitles. So we must speak in broken English, as if we
were in a Japanese comic book.
Ando: So we are MANGA-ling the English language?
Hiro: In a matter of speaking, hai.
Ando: Ahh.
(4 measure fade out)

credits

from Greatest Hits Volume 2: 2004​-​2009, track released September 14, 2007
Lyrics & bridge vocals by the great Luke Ski
Carrie Dahlby on lead and background vocals
Jared Ringold on music, engineering and mixing
Tim Crist on keyboards

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the great Luke Ski Burbank, California

"the great Luke Ski" is The Dr. Demento Show's most requested artist of the 21st Century. His parodies and original songs about pop-culture have made him a favorite performer at fandom conventions all across the country. Founding member of The Funny Music Project, aka 'the FuMP' .com .

I am a Storyboarder, Writer, & Voice-Over Actor at Cartoon Network. The opinions expressed here are mine alone.
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