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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

I 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 of me
Yeah, inside of 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, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm...

It's not easy to be me

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  • j
    jeffdanaoDec 12, 2008 at 11:59 pm
    This song is refering to the people that we look up to like actors, athletes, and others. In the first verse of the song it's saying that they are finding their place on the world and who they are. In the third verse they are trying hard to not to show there weak side to the public because they don't want their reputation to be tarnished and they are not able to go meet their family. In fourth verse says that they also train and do their best to attain their dream. In the seventh verse it say that they are just walking to fame and what their actions is their own weakness, but they are trying to find what they are good at.
    "woo, hoo Lee!"
  • old_soul916
    old_soul916Jul 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm
    Even though Superman isn't a real person, this song shows how he probably would've felt... Celebrities, athletes, heroes, and others we look up to, we often forget that they are real people. They do everything the same way we do. But, they are constantly trying to set a good exaple for us little people that look up to them. And its hard for them to always feel that kind of pressure. And I think that this song really shows how they must feel. I mean, think of famous legends like Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, or even if Superman was real. The whole world loves them! And you'd think that would make them happy. And it does, but it also makes them the most miserable people in the world. They spend their whole life, never knowing who their real friends are, or who really loves them... I think that Five for Fighting made a really smart move by recording this song...
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    This song reminds me of the one i love,for me he's superman with deep pain. Of couse he suffers from failures of love, his family and career,but he's still the best for me,even he doesn't love me.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    Always trying to save everyone and help everyone. And then when we try to tell people about our own problems, no one wants to hear it.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    Some people have great responsibilities... They may look strong but they may be lonely and crying inside, but because they love... They continue to be "men" and "women" of steel so that others may live... It's a good thing to be kind to people of great responsibilities... We may not know how heavy the load is... Kindness and respect, appreciation and gratitude can help lighten the load...

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