Hercules Soundtrack Lyrics
- HISTORY - Lyrics
When a son, Hercules, is born to Zeus and Hera, the king and queen of the gods,
everyone rejoices except Hades, the god of the Underworld.
Hades has been planning a takeover of Mount Olympus,
and the Fates inform him that Hercules could throw a monkey wrench into those plans.
Hades dispatches his two underlings, Pain and Panic,
to kidnap and murder the baby,
but they bungle the job and the child is adopted by a human couple.
Hercules grows into an awkward teen with no idea of his divine origins,
until a statue of Zeus comes to life to reveal that Zeus is Hercules' father.
The god provides his son with a "hero trainer," a smart-alecky satyr named Philoctetes,
as well as with the magical flying horse Pegasus.
Hercules trains hard to be a hero and gets his first chance to prove himself
by rescuing the tough-talking maiden Megara - who is in fact secretly in league with Hades.
The Lord of the Underworld sends a series of monsters to attack Hercules,
but he defeats them all, becoming a celebrity in the process.
Megara and Hercules fall in love, after which she becomes unwilling to betray him.
Hades has other plans, however, and unleashes the fearsome Titans upon the world,
while convincing Hercules that Megara has sold him out.
It is not until Hercules is willing to risk his power and his life to save
Megara that he becomes a true hero, who is able to vanquish the hotheaded villain.