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Five For Fighting Superman Lyrics

Last updated: 03/01/2012 10:00:00 AM

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
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 ...ya 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

It’s not easy ... wu.. hoo.. hoo..
It’s not easy to be.. me...

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It's All About Who You Are | Reviewer: Mariah | 3/1/12

To me, this song means that this guy is someone that people look up too, or think is really awesome. but the truth is, he's just tring to figure out who is through all of this. F 4 Fighting is trying to say that everybody has something about them that they may not like, or something about them that is their weakness; like kryptonite to Superman. Superman is a hero; this person may be a leader or someone very important. Or possibly this person see's himself as an average person just like everyone does. But the truth is that we all are special in our own way, and we all are trying to figure our selves out. This is one of my favorite songs, you can interpt it as you want to, becasue it means something different to everyone, thts way it is such a good song.(: Thanks for reading this!



can relate to song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/27/11

being an afro-american gay male living in america makes it easy to relate to this song. Like the character, i am trying to find the better part of me and fit into a society that makes me feel i really don't belong. I am so much more than "some pretty face beside a train".

different meanings | Reviewer: isajimmeh | 7/19/11

John Ondrasik is an openly gay man. Some of his songs have double or even triple meanings that play on this fact. It questions the listener's understanding and open minded-ness. Some of the lyrics suggest his struggle being who he is in a society that still holds on to puritan ideals.

Bird, plain, train, can all mean the male member. "Man in a silly red sheet" can also be interpreted as such. "Digging for kryptonites (something green and hard) on this one way street", I'll let you decide what this mean to you.

But again, there's at least two meanings here. An innocent and heroic one that's taken at face value, and the other, a suggestion of the artist's sexual struggles. Anyone can take either or both meanings to heart. There's no right or wrong answer. The play between innocence and ugly truth is John's special artistry. Take from it what you will.

The Real Heroes Are The Real Men | Reviewer: Gol D Ace | 3/21/11

Sometimes, many people put their expectations on a person they think is the best of them, a hero for them. But, even Superman, Batman, The Flash and every heroes are just a human. Sometimes we just want to cry, want to dream, want to lie about a home that welcome us the way we are. Because we are only looking for the better part of themselves. We will struggle to achieve what people want, but remember that we are only a human. We can feel lonely, we can fall upon our knees, and sometimes w can't find a place we can call home. I think that's what the song want to express. Anyway, great song.

meaning | Reviewer: tommy | 8/4/10

i think the meaning behind this song relates to everyones personal surcumstances if you listen to the words you can almost relate the words to an experance that you have had, for me its about forgoten soldiers having the right to express there feelings about the things they have seen and done on the other hand it could also be about anyone who does good things in life to help others but never recives the credit for doing such a brave versitile thing, but hey what do i know

True topic about this song | Reviewer: Zack | 3/21/09

In a retreat I went to, we reviewed this song and we discussed what this song means. To the people I talked to about this song, we all agreed that this was a person who was a hero in people's eyes, but not to himself. The person in this song is also thinking about suicide because people don't see the real him. just a mask. the quote "I'm only a man in a funny red sheet, Digging for kryptonite on this one was street."
Either way I absolutely love this song. In a way, this song describes both me and what I use to be.

Vibration | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/15/08

Love this song so much, I've the same vibration as what the lyric really means. It reminds me of the moment when I was down and how my friends pumped me up from desperation. LOL I almost cried when I first listened to this song, the best song forever.

Faith | Reviewer: Justin | 11/7/08

I feel this song expresses that we all have our difficulties in life. It is good to know that we really are not that much different from one another. I believe the key to a happy and fulfilling life in to love like you never have loved before and to have an unbreakable faith that everything will be great. God bless.

Love this song | Reviewer: Thomas | 2/29/08

It reminds me of my life when I try to make friends and I want to tell them who I really am and what stuff I can do. I fell alone, I'm just a teenage boy who is trying to make friends and have a happy life everyone who is trying to make friends becaus I used to have Epilespsy and I want a happier life with my friends without friends I'm nothing without them.

how i feel | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/28/08

I love this song because i don't think anybody will ever know how i truely feel inside and this song is kind of that reminder to everybody out there that we all have feelings and dreams in life. My sister looked at me one day and asked why I was listening to this song so much. I told her you wouldn't understand you just have to listen to the lyrics.

The meaning... | Reviewer: LD | 11/23/07

This song, to me, is how for some people, other people dont see them as people, they think they are tough and pretty much inhuman, but its not true for those people because they are people too and they have real emotions and feelings just like everyone else, but people think they can just walk all over them and they wont be effected...

Or something like that.. I have a hard time with words <.<

nostalgia | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/14/07

i love this brings back happy memories with my couzins and my brother who passed away... we used to listen to listen to this song together.... i miss them

nostalgia | Reviewer: Ails | 11/14/07

i love this brings back happy memories with my couzins and my brother who passed away... we used to listen to listen to this song together.... i miss them

The song of my life... | Reviewer: Chris | 11/5/07

Yeah, I think that it's one of the millenium songs. SOmetimes, when I have some bad day, I just listen to this song and drift away. Nobody ever believes that I can cry, bleed or dream... So this is somehow my song... And sometimes, I feel so alone in this world that I wish that I could cry, like fall upon my knees...