This past weekend, London and Maddie rocked the house with their performances in the big Annie's Playhouse show at Bernards High School. Maddie sang "If Mama Was Married" from Gypsy with one other girl, and London was part of a trio performing "Holding Out for a Hero" from Footloose. Roxy was one proud mama.
Time flies...I can't believe it's been almost 27 years since Footloose, which came out in the winter of 1984, the year I graduated from high school, when we were all "Holding Out for a Hero." To use another cliche, I guess times have changed, too... these days, I know a small handful of everyday heroes and hope both of my girls have some strong role models, both male and female, in their lives. I still like the song's message of never settling for less than the best.
I don't have the DVD of London's performance, so we'll have to settle for Bonnie Tyler. Enjoy!
Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where's the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and turn and dream
of what I need
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder end rising with the heat
It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet
Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that there's someone somewhere
Through the wind end the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach
Like the fire in my blood
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