I'll Be My Own Hero

by @songwritingzen @marthie

Liner Notes

This is a song that started off as a wonderful empowering and anthemic lyric by @marthie. All I did was fill in the gaps with the music and arrangement. The lyrics shaped the whole thing :)
#anthemic #empowerment #inspirational #power_ballad

Lyrics

I'll Be My Own Hero

V1: I dreamed you left me
But I was wrong: you stayed.
I dreamed you believed in me
But you crucified me, watch me bleed
when all I wanted was for my life to be a song.

PC: I want the World to hear it
I want the World to feel it
When I raise my voice
and align myself
with this whisper deep inside.

Ch: I'll be my own hero
I'm tired of waiting for someone else
to come and save me
I am the only one
The time has come
to stay true to who I am
and for once walk away
and not be so damn alone.

V2. I don’t feel empty
I feel filled and lifted up
It is difficult to love enough
and leave your past behind, everything
the time has come to take care of yourself

PC: I want the World to hear it
I want the World to feel it
When I raise my voice
and align myself
with this whisper deep inside.

Ch: I'll be my own hero
I'm tired of waiting for someone else
to come and save me
I am the only one
The time has come
to stay true to who I am
and for once walk away
and not be so damn alone.

B: When I'm gone you won't even notice
Without hesitation, you'll ignore this
This dream, this woman, this child
begging for a moment of your time.

Chorus (x2)



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I love what you did with these really well written lyrics. It is indeed a power ballad, and your build from your verse, pre-chorus, to the triumphant chorus was really well done. Love that little keyboard repetitive lick through. Great collab!!

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I just assumed Marthie would be singing this, because, I mean, SHE IS A GODESS!! But you know what? I was NOT disappointed. You've put a great vocal (and musical arrangement) to her wonderful lyrics here. Great collaboration, you guys!

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Wow! Love this. The chorus, the musical themes you brought in and how you made it all come together brilliantly. Thank you.

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Nice alternative! Feelin it! Vocals remind me of the 70s “I’m Not in Love.”

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Definitely has that anthemic power ballad feel. Really nicely written and the combination of the musical arrangement and especially the vocal performance really makes the lyrics live up to their potential. The chorus especially just soars.

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With the two of you it had to be incredible! I love Marthie's lyrics an now-just Wow!

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This came together beautifully! I loved the power in the lyrics when I first read them and hearing the chorus soar here with so much emotion it comes alive! The bridge is brilliantly performed!