One Last Hope (Menken Alan)

So, ya wanna be a hero, kid? Well, whoop de do I have been around the block before with blockheads just like you Each and everyone, a disappointment Pain for which there ain't no ointment So much fo excuses though a kid of Zeus' is Asking me to jump into the fray My answer is two words, okay, you win, oh God, oy vay I'd given up hope that someone would come along A fellow who'd ring the bell for once, not the gong The kind who wins trophies, won't settle for low fees At least semi-pro fees but no, I get the green horn I've been out to pasture pal, my ambition gone Content to spend lazy days and to graze my lawn But you need an advisor, a satyr but wiser A good merchandiser and oh, there goes my ulcer I'm down to one last hope and I hope it's you Though kid, you're not exactly a dream come true I've trained enough turkeys who never came through You're my one last hope, so you'll have to do Demigods have faced the odds and ended up a mockery Don't believe the stories that you read on all the crockery To be a true hero kid is a dying art Like painting a masterpiece, it's a work of heart It takes more than sinew, comes down to what's in you You have to continue to grow Now that's more like it, I'm down to one last shot And my last high note, before that blasted underworld gets my goat My dreams are on you, kid go make them come true Climb that uphill slope, keep pushing that envelope You're my one last hope and kid, it's up to you