New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

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



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/f/five_for_fighting/superman_lyrics.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • j
    +2
    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
    +2
    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
    0
    UnregisteredDec 4, 2011 at 2:17 am
    This song just tell us that even the strongest man on earth could feel what a normal person does. Even those people we idolized. They are still human. Human dat are subjected to get hurt, to be sad or to feel happiness. They also need some people to love them and make them realize that being hero to everyone is useless if there's no someone to protect to. But what makes them really the same with us is the fact that they also aren't perfect.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×