The Pegasus Awards

Dangerous Heroes

Michael Longcor

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category mp3
2004 Best Tribute
1999 Best Hero Song  

Appears on the albums Dangerous Heroes (1995), and Field of Fire (performed by Salamander, 1999). Michael's material is available from Firebird Arts and Music.

Dangerous Heroes

Words and Music by Michael Longcor
Copyright ©1995 by Firebird Arts & Music/BMI.
Used by permission.

I was conceived in San Antonio, A gunshot from the Alamo
I knew the good guys wore white hats and heroes didn't cry
At nine I got a boy scout knife, At ten I nearly lost my life
Finding out that bicycles just don't fly.

All of my life I've had dangerous heroes
Superman and Peter Pan and Maverick and Roy,
All of my life I've had dangerous heroes
Dangerous heroes for a dangerous boy
Dangerous heroes play with dangerous toys

Grew up with paranoia in the schools of Indiana
But I knew that right was might and heroes didn't need the brawn
Fat kids had no playground rights. Slow kids had to learn to fight
I thought that ugly ducklings always turned to swans

All of my life I've had dangerous heroes
Zorro and Geronimo, The Shadow and James Bond
All of my life I've had dangerous heroes
Dangerous heroes sing a dangerous song
Dangerous heroes were my heroes too long

Break
Batman and The Rifleman, Tarzan and Jack Nicholson
Robin Hood and Daniel Boone, the Duke and Sgt. Rock
Popeye and the FBI, Tonto and the other guy
Humphrey Bogart, Cyrano and Davy Crockett

The frontier's all inside me now, I'd like to travel back somehow
When bad guys all fought dirty but the hero always won
The villains could be vilified, devils were identified
And angels all spoke softly but had faster guns

All of my life I've had dangerous heroes
Conan, and D'Artagnan and Kit Carson and Bruce Lee
All of my life I've had dangerous heroes
Dangerous heroes made a dangerous me
Dangerous heroes let me think I was free

All of my life I've had dangerous heroes
All of my life I've had dangerous heroes
All of my life I've had dangerous heroes
Dangerous heroes let me think I was free
Dangerous heroes were my heroes too long
Dangerous heroes made a dangerous me
Dangerous heroes sing a dangerous song

 

 
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