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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: jl@student.umass.edu
Date: Sun, 02 Jul 1995 16:35:53 -0400
Subject: Jeffrey Gaines: "Hero In Me"

Hero In Me

by Jeffrey Gaines

Transcribed by James M. Lawrence (jl@student.umass.edu)

You need to tune your guitar up a little bit in order to play
along with the recording.  For example, the E string needs to be
tuned somewhere between E and F.

--------------------------------------------
(intro)

(1st verse)
He's lived as long as he possibly can
given the circumstance
'cause he's protected himself from the world
he never gave it a chance

(semi-chorus)
and he says: here in my security
I've put a limit on my self-potential and my possibility

(2nd verse)
She's seen these walls and they never change
everything's in its place
her relationships so neatly arranged
down to religion and race

(semi-chorus)
and she says: here in my security
I don't make a move unless my friends approve
I do what's expected of me

(bridge)
And as I grow older
and there's so much that I do not know
I'm drawn to those who are bolder
and go where no one dare to go

(chorus)
And I sleep and I dream of the person I might have been
  then I'll be free again
And I speak like someone who's been to the highest peaks
  and back again
And I swear that my grass is greener than anyone's
  'til I believe again
Then I wake and the dream fades away and I face the day
  and I realize that there's got to be some hero in me
There's got to be some hero in me
There's got to be some hero in me
There's got to be some hero in me

(3rd verse--same as 2nd)
They've been suppressing their every desire
they do nothing on a whim
she's lost her sparkle and he's lost the fire
their future looks very dim

(semi-chorus)
And I say: here in my security
I've simply let myself go
I've  developed a co-dependency

(bridge)
And as I grow older
so many places that I've never been
time's tapping my shoulder
I hope it's never too late to begin

(chorus)

--------------------------------------
Chords are:

       E A D G B E
G      3 2 0 0 3 3
Am     X 0 2 2 1 0
C      X 3 2 0 1 0
Csus2  X 3 0 0 3 X
D      2 0 0 3 2 3
Em     0 2 2 0 0 0

          E A D G B E
Emdim/C#  X 4 2 0 2 0

A diminished E minor over C# is just a C with the roots
raised 1/2 step.

It helps to know that this song is in 6/8 time. Each dash
is a beat.

(intro)
E]--0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-]
B]--------------------------------------------------]
G]------------0-------------------------------------]
D]----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---]
A]--2-----------------3-----2-----------------3---3-]
E]--------2-----3-----------------2-----3-----------]

(1st verse)
E]--0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-]
B]--------------------------]
G]--------------------------]  repeat 4 times
D]----0-----0-----0-----0---]
A]--2-----------------3-----]
E]--------2-----3-----------]

(semi-chorus)
E]--0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-]
B]--------------------------------------------------]
G]--------------------------------------------------] repeat twice
D]----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---]
A]--2-----2-----------------------------3-----3-----]
E]--------------2-----2-----3-----3-----------------]

The chords of the semi-chorus are played by guitar only after the
first time through:
Em7    D/F#   G    Csus2
Em7    D/F#   G    Csus2

(2nd verse)
E]--0--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-]
B]--------------------------]
G]--------------------------]  repeat 6 times
D]--------------------------]
A]--2-232-0-----------3-2-0-]
E]----------3-2-3-2-3-------]

The low notes of this second verse are really for a bass, but you can
use your imagination and pretend you're playing one.

(semi-chorus)

(bridge)
Emdim/C#  C  Emdim/C#  C
Emdim/C#  C  Emdim/C#  C

(chorus)
      G             Am                     Em
And I sleep and I dream of the person I might have been

                  D
  then I'll be free again

         G           Am                      Em
And I speak like someone who's been to the highest peaks

        D
  and back again

        G        Am                         Em
And I swear that my grass is greener than anyone's

             D
  'til I believe again

        G              Am                     Em
Then I wake and the dream fades away and I face the day

         D                    C             D       G  Am
  and I realize that there's got to be some hero in me

         Em            D        G  Am
There's got to be some hero in me

         Em            D        G  Am
There's got to be some hero in me

         Em            D        C  C  D  D
There's got to be some hero in me

(3rd verse--same as 2nd)

(semi-chorus)

(bridge)

(chorus)

Play a G after the last chorus.

            
            
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