Song Lyric Sunday – Superman (It’s Not Easy) by Five for Fighting

I found myself on the internet looking at lists of songs because this particular theme was a hard one for me. While I was scrolling, I actually remembered this song and went to check it out. I do love this song quite a lot and when I first heard it, I thought it was genius and I felt real empathy for poor Superman. But today, it struck me as funny and also rather fitting for this theme in a backhanded sort of way.

I mean, he’s Superman! How hard could it really be? It also struck me that Superman might be a little full of himself here… “it’s not easy to be me” and “You can all sleep sound tonight.” I guess it’s easy to be full of yourself when you’re Superman. Honestly, who wouldn’t be?

Sure, he has his issues (kryptonite), but come on! The only people who complain about “men weren’t meant to ride with clouds between their knees” are the ones who actually get to do it! So, yeah, the angst is a little lost on me because he sort of has it all (“I’m more than some pretty face beside a train”). Did I mention flying?? Just saying…

 I do hope you enjoy the song!
I can’t stand to fly
I’m not that naive
I’m just out to find
The better part of me
I’m more than a bird, I’m more than a plane
I’m more than some pretty face beside a train
And it’s not easy to be me
Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I’ll never see
It may sound absurd, but don’t be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed, but won’t you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream
And it’s not easy to be me
Up, up and away, away from me
Well, it’s all right, you can all sleep sound tonight
I’m not crazy
Or anything
I can’t stand to fly
I’m not that naive
Men weren’t meant to ride
With clouds between their knees
I’m only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me
Inside of me
Inside me
Inside me
Inside of me
I’m only a man
In a funny red sheet
I’m only a man
Looking for a dream
I’m only a man
In a funny red sheet
And it’s not easy
It’s not easy to be
Me
Songwriters: John Ondrasik
Superman (It’s Not Easy) lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was bragging.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 10/15/17

This week, the lyric Simply Marquessa chose was: “Shut up and put your money where your mouth is…” Sometimes, picking a theme from a lyric is rather difficult and I’m not sure how well the theme for this week will work as far as song choices, but I have faith in you guys!

I’m not the kind of person that walks around telling people how great I am at any particular thing; in fact, I know I downplay a lot of my strengths. I’m not sure if that’s a lack of self-confidence or that I honestly have no idea where the line is when it comes to “selling” yourself. I do believe there is a line, but we all know people who are far too full of themselves and they walk around making sure everyone knows it. I find them rather annoying. Don’t you?

I think the choices are going to be interesting this week, to say the least, because our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is all about “bragging”.  

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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#MarquessaChallenge – “Waking Up In Vegas” #fictionfriday #music #prompt

I love writing! What about you? Are you up for another flash fiction challenge? Check out the link and get writing.

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Happy Friday!

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Are you up for the #FictionFriday Lyric Challenge?

This week, please TAG ONE fellow fiction writer to join in!

You can find out more about this challenge in this post.

Photo credit: Paper Relics (Hope Wallace) via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Today’s lyric prompt is:

“Shut up and put your money where your mouth is…”

You can use the entire lyric, part of the lyric or another lyric from the song.

Don’t forget to pingback to this post or to post your link in the comment box.

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

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#MarquessaChallenge – The Runaway

Rodney walked under the overpass and was immediately struck by the smell; too many unwashed bodies too close together. The slight chill that had formed once the sun set wasn’t helping either, but he knew he had to keep going. He’d finally found someone who recognized Jamie’s picture and they had directed him here. He couldn’t help feeling that he’d finally found her, but he’d felt that way before so it was hard to really know.

He walked past a barrel spurting flames near the outstretched hands of four people covered in layers of clothing. He glanced from side to side at the bodies lying on each side of the small walkway, some of them huddling in threadbare blankets and some taking cover under cardboard boxes.

He was almost near the back when he finally spotted her. Could it be? He hunched down in front of her, almost daring to hope.

“Jamie, is that you?”

She was staring off into space, but at the sound of his voice her eyes shifted slightly and met his.

“Jamie! Oh my God. I can’t believe it!”

He grabbed her limp body and hugged her as hard as he dared. Her hair was a tangled mop surrounding a face that looked like it hadn’t been washed in days. Her cheek bones were more prominent than they used to be and her eyes looked sunken and hollow. There wasn’t much left of the girl who’d run away almost a year ago.

“Rodney?” He watched as tears came to her eyes, but instead of sinking into his embrace, she pulled back. “Why are you here?  Go away.”

“Jamie, I’ve come to take you home.”

“I can’t. Please…” She covered her face with her hands.

Rodney gently pulled her hands away from her face and looked deep into her eyes. “I love you, Sis. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or what’s happened. Take it from your older brother; home is always a good idea.”

“Home.” She made the word sound foreign, almost as if she’d forgotten. “I don’t think I can face them, Rod.”

“I’m here now. We’ll do it together.”

He helped her to her feet, but she was so weak, she immediately started to collapse. In one quick motion, he grabbed her legs and picked her up. Wrapping her arms around his neck, she held on tight as he carried her to his car and the promise of home.


#fictionfriday is brought to us by Simply Marquessa. The lyric prompt she chose was: “I’ve been all around the world and as a matter of fact, there’s only one place left I wanna go…”

Song Lyric Sunday – That’s Why God Made Mexico by Tim McGraw

As you all know, I’m not much of a country music fan anymore, but there was a time when it was the only thing I listened to.  I thought of a few different songs for the theme this week, but when I remembered this song, it just fit so perfectly, I had to post it.  After listening to it again today, I still love it.  There’s just something so free and easy about it.

I’ve never been to Mexico, but it is one of the places that I’d like to go, even if it isn’t on the top of my list.  I think one of the things that always struck me about this song is the idea of just picking up and leaving.  I think we all have moments when life just becomes too much and we have to just get away; maybe not forever, and hopefully with someone you love.  I’m realizing that I need a vacation!  We had some pretty pathetic time off this year, what with the multiple surgeries, so I’m hoping that next year will be more about getting away and doing a little bit of traveling together.

I hope you enjoy the song!

Margie said Roy you ain’t listening to me
And I got a whole lot more to say
Roy just crossed the floor and picked up his car keys
She ain’t seen nor heard from him to this day
And that’s why God made Mexico
A place where we can lay low
Where the Cuervo goes down nice and slow
And the warm winds blow
That’s why God made Mexico
And Betty fixed Joe dinner every night half past six
‘Cause that’s when he’d roll through that door
Sixteen years and not a thank you from his lips
She don’t fix him dinner no more
And that’s why God made Mexico
A place where we can lay low
Where the Cuervo goes down nice and slow
And the warm winds blow
That’s why God made Mexico
Life is sweet in a border town
You learn to let your hair down
And you don’t make trouble
You learn to dance the fandango
You change your name and you change your face
Get used to beans and chile paste
And learn to live and love life in the slow lane
And that’s why God made Mexico
A place where we can lay low
Maybe Monterey or Acapulco
Anywhere the warm winds blow
Don’t you know
That’s why God made Mexico
That’s why God made Mexico
Songwriters: James Thomas Slater
That’s Why God Made Mexico lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was traveling.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 10/8/17

Marquessa and I had so much fun in September that we are going to keep this train rolling for the next two months (and maybe longer if she’s up for it).  So, this week, the lyric Simply Marquessa chose was: “I’ve been all around the world and as a matter of fact, there’s only one place left I wanna go…” I would have picked the theme “home”, but we’ve already covered that one, so I had to get creative again with this one.  Well, maybe not creative, but I had to think of something that wasn’t the obvious choice.

I think everyone loves getting away and exploring the world.  I’m sad to say that I haven’t seen much of it, but I’m still hoping to see more of it one day soon.  To be honest, I thought I would have more to say about the theme, but I guess it’s pretty straight forward this week, so I’ll get right to it.

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “traveling” or “travelling” depending on which one you think is correct.  

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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#MarquessaChallenge – “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” #fictionfriday #music #prompt”

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time for some flash fiction with Marquessa. Please click on her post below and join in the fun.

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Are you up for the #FictionFriday Lyric Challenge?

This week, please TAG ONE fellow fiction writer to join in!

You can find out more about this challenge in this post.

Photo credit: Paper Relics (Hope Wallace) via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Today’s lyric prompt is:

“I’ve been all around the world and as a matter of fact, there’s only one place left I wanna go…”

You can use this lyric, part of the lyric or another lyric from the song.

Don’t forget to pingback to this post or to post your link in the comment box.

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

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