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Search For The Hero

by Aruba Red



As the country enters its second month of lockdown, I have re-recorded the iconic M People track 'Search For The Hero' to be released on 15th May. I want to pay tribute to the everyday heroes all around us and within ourselves and will be donating all proceeds to music charity Help Musicians UK.

I hope to celebrate our everyday heroes and give back to a charity that has helped me so much through my own personal challenges, both therapeutically and creatively.

For so long I'd looked outside of myself for someone or something to save me, I was very much in a state of victimhood and it wasn't until I was close to rock bottom that I truly dug deep and realised my own ability to change my experience. I was able to pull myself up and began truly understanding the beauty of life. Part of this was being able to access therapy via the wonderful organisation Help Musicians. Search For The Hero represents that journey to me, the lyrics perfectly encapsulate the notion of searching within yourself for what it is you need and taking active steps towards achieving it. I wanted to shine some light on the wonderful work that Help Musicians are doing to enable independent creatives to reach their potential, especially during this uncertain time.


Sometimes the river flows but nothing breathes.
A train arrives but never leaves.
It's a shame.
Oh life - like love that walks out the door,
Of being rich or being poor.
Such a shame.
But it's then, then that faith arrives
To make you feel at least alive.
Why you should keep on aiming high,
Just seek yourself and you will shine.

Search for the hero inside yourself,
Search for the secrets you hide.
Search for the hero inside yourself
Until you find the key to your life.

In this life, long and hard though it may seem,
Live it as you'd live a dream.
Aim so high.
Just keep the flame of truth burning bright.
The missing treasure you must find
because you and only you alone.
Because you and only you alone
can build a bridge across the stream.
Weave your spell in life's rich tapestry -
Your passport to a feel supreme.

Search for the hero inside yourself,
Search for the secrets you hide.
Search for the hero inside yourself
Until you find the key to your life.


released May 15, 2020
Vocals - Aruba Red
Guitar & Production - Gordon Mills Jnr.
Original song written by Mike Pickering and Paul Heard and produced by M People
Originally performed by M People


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