Posted by : foongpc | Saturday, September 4, 2010 | Published in


It has been quite some time since I last shared my piano performances with you all. With Imeem gone, I had some problem finding the right tool to store my songs and embed them on my blog. Until now, that is.

Let me introduce you to Chirbit, my life saver! It is a recording tool that allows you to record, upload your recordings, listen, download and share your recordings with anyone! What I really like is you can embed codes to your blog so that you can share your recordings with people who read your blog!

Since I am a huge Mariah Carey fan, what better way to start than to play one of her songs on my piano, record it using my iPhone, upload it on Chirbit and then share it with the rest of you here?

So, without further ado, here is my piano version of Mariah's Hero. Written by Mariah herself, this song had proven to be very inspiring for me since the very first time I heard it.

I must admit my playing is not perfect and if you listen carefully, you will no doubt hear some wrong chords, wrong notes and even wrong timing!! Oh well, I just did the best I could so I hope you will enjoy it. Thanks for listening!!

I've provided the lyrics below if you feel like singing! : )

Check this out on Chirbit

There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are
There's an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

It's a long road
When you face your world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold
You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt
Will disappear

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don't let anyone
Tear them away
Hold on
There will be tomorrow
In time
You'll find the way

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you


(49) Comments

  1. Mariuca said...


    September 4, 2010 at 2:43 AM
  2. Mariuca said...

    woo hoo Mariah Carey piano chop, love it! :D:D:D

    September 4, 2010 at 2:44 AM
  3. Mariuca said...

    listening now, shhhhh....

    September 4, 2010 at 2:44 AM
  4. Mariuca said...

    Sounds pretty great to me Foong, not perfect but just as awesome. Anyway this is not one of my fave MC songs but still nice to listen to once in a while! :)

    September 4, 2010 at 2:48 AM
  5. Mariuca said...

    So when la gonna play my Indonesian song, going on vakasi edi la wei still no song ha ha.. :)

    September 4, 2010 at 2:49 AM
  6. Monica said...

    i love this song! woot u can play piano very well Foong! ;)

    September 4, 2010 at 2:51 AM
  7. Monica said...

    now i'm singing lol :D

    September 4, 2010 at 2:53 AM
  8. Bill said...

    You are a very talented person foong. This sounds great. Well done my friend well done.

    September 4, 2010 at 3:07 AM
  9. fufu said...

    how i wish i could play piano!!! jealous

    September 4, 2010 at 3:55 AM
  10. Caroline said...

    wow!! niceee!!! ;)

    September 4, 2010 at 6:11 AM
  11. Caroline said...

    WITCH!!! haha for u !! ;D

    September 4, 2010 at 6:12 AM
  12. Caroline said...

    now now, where's Barney's song!!? :p

    September 4, 2010 at 6:13 AM
  13. Caroline said...

    ohyay! now many many ppl especially dudes outside there gonna ENVY u a lot! mwahahaha

    September 4, 2010 at 6:13 AM
  14. Caroline said...

    and hey, everyone can request song from u dy??? :p

    September 4, 2010 at 6:14 AM
  15. Caroline said...

    nice play here! n am stll loving the twinkle twinkle little star! :p

    September 4, 2010 at 6:14 AM
  16. lina said...

    Morning Foong!

    September 4, 2010 at 8:26 AM
  17. lina said...

    What a nice way for me to start the weekend morning - listening to this song. :)

    September 4, 2010 at 8:27 AM
  18. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! Wow...now this is player by you? Really? Wait...let me listen to it first. :D

    September 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM
  19. Tekkaus said...

    Chirbit? Sounds like the name of an anime character! :D

    September 4, 2010 at 9:07 AM
  20. Tekkaus said...

    War...I see you are really using your iPhone huh! :p

    September 4, 2010 at 9:30 AM
  21. Tekkaus said...

    Hmmm...though a little bit off tune, I thought you did really good. :D

    September 4, 2010 at 9:32 AM
  22. LifeRamblings said...

    it's a very inspiring song indeed. i wish i could play the piano.

    September 4, 2010 at 10:57 AM
  23. [SK] said...

    wow, you know how to play piano?? that's very cool man, i always admire guys who can play piano.. errrr, the talent i mean~~

    September 4, 2010 at 11:34 AM
  24. [SK] said...

    a little sad that i didn't pick up this.. cos i was given a choice to learn piano or computer when i was a kid.. and i chose computer!!

    September 4, 2010 at 11:36 AM
  25. [SK] said...

    and now that i'm in IT, i'm facing the computer everyday.. and not even have a chance to play the piano, so sad~~ i should have chosen piano that time :(

    September 4, 2010 at 11:37 AM
  26. Iamthewitch said...

    Great job Foong!! Listening on my iPhone in the car. So is the song for me?? :p thank you thank you!

    September 4, 2010 at 11:53 AM
  27. Unknown said...

    LOL nice nice....eh dun like this song actually coz last time every thursday school assembly have to sing.. =_____= if not this song then is Frank Sinatra's My Way swttt

    September 4, 2010 at 1:30 PM
  28. Kelvin said...

    Not bad liao ^^

    September 4, 2010 at 1:44 PM
  29. Anonymous

    Mariah Carey's your hero ;)

    September 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM
  30. Tes said...

    Whoa... that on top of traveling and photography! You're well-rounded Foong! Kudos! Lovely piano-playing! I love the song you've chosen!

    September 4, 2010 at 6:47 PM
  31. Reanaclaire said...

    I love this song too.. very nice..

    September 5, 2010 at 12:17 AM
  32. Che-Cheh said...

    Hey nice nice! :)

    September 5, 2010 at 8:53 AM
  33. wenn said...

    nice song by Mariah.

    September 5, 2010 at 9:03 AM
  34. manglish said...

    one of my fav mariah carey song :)

    September 5, 2010 at 9:24 AM
  35. Bengbeng said...

    hopped over from Caroline's blog after hearing yr piece there. Foongpc this is so cool. I enjoyed it so much :)

    September 5, 2010 at 10:51 AM
  36. TZ said...

    wow~ Long time i didn't touch piano. Cool performance :)

    September 5, 2010 at 12:09 PM
  37. Unknown said...

    i prefer twinkle twinkle, with twist :-)

    September 5, 2010 at 4:28 PM
  38. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    You highlighted wrong chords, wrong notes and even wrong timing? No problem as long as right song & great playing...bravo! tQ

    September 5, 2010 at 8:10 PM
  39. Merryn said...

    I likey.. but preferred Twinkle Twinkle Little Star :P Dat one got soul! :D

    September 5, 2010 at 9:58 PM
  40. Ken Wooi said...

    one day im gonna watch you play live!

    September 6, 2010 at 1:00 AM
  41. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    Nice! It is good that you found Chirbit.

    But there is something missing. I am waiting for you to sing. ^_^

    September 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM
  42. vialentino said...

    nice song...my fav too!

    September 6, 2010 at 5:30 PM
  43. eastcoastlife said...

    Mariah Carey will be in Singapore to perform during our Grand Prix. Wanna come? :)

    September 6, 2010 at 9:31 PM
  44. HappySurfer said...

    Great job, Foong! Thanks..

    September 6, 2010 at 10:52 PM
  45. Hanging lamps said...

    Hi thanks for nice sharing all is very relevant nice.

    September 7, 2010 at 5:10 PM
  46. Maidstone said...

    I'm highly impressed with this poem. Believe me it is a fact that you will find no one in your hard time and hence it have to be you who should bear all the pain. So don't wait for anyone to come and help you because you will find no one not even the dearest one for whom you might did a lot. It's true boss.

    September 15, 2010 at 7:45 PM
  47. New Baby Gifts said...

    The one word that describe this hero (the poem) is "Marvelous". I'm not a regular reader of poem but I stumbled upon this poem while going through this post. It is a superb one and I readily accept it. Wonderful job. Bye.

    September 15, 2010 at 8:06 PM
  48. Ayie said...

    i used to sing this song back during those childhood days for singing contests

    September 18, 2010 at 4:44 AM
  49. Lambert

    Thanks so much for this post, pretty helpful data.

    December 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM