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

  1. I love this song, Wow, I can’t remember the last time I heard it. Love the choice. Funny that whenever «i hear the term “Superman” I remember sitting in the movie theatre circa 1977 (?) watching Christopher Reeve and thinking, “he’s kind of cute”… 🙂

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