True American love
Is like a green Coke bottle
They don't make it anymore

Part of me died back in '64
Part of me died back in '64
Part of me died back in '64

I want to be a superhero
I've got a mask I've got a name
Your days calling me freak are numbered
Don't bother with surrender

We were so wrong
All dressed up with somewhere to go
We wanted to do right but

The costume fits just a little too tight
The costume fits just a little too tight
The costume fits just a little too tight

I want to be a superhero
I've got a mask I've got a name
Your days calling me freak are numbered
Don't bother with surrender

I want to be a superhero
I want to be a superwoman
I don't have any super-powers
I'll hang out with my super girlfriends
I want to be a superhero I don't need any super
Talk about our days

I'm gonna be a superhero
I don't need any super-powers
Your days calling me freak are numbered
And pushing me around well
My broken heart's a superpower
They're over, they're over, over


Lyrics submitted by Sunny Day Believer

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    General CommentI was listening to their CD in the car, and my best friend turns to me after hearing "Part of me died back in '64" and asked if they were alive back then...
    Five minutes later, of playing Tony Hawk's American Skateland and watching SSX over a shoulder, I reliezed that '64 was just 64, as in NIntendo 64-
    Another amazing game related pun intertwined in a Trocadero song
    squiggynpeppyon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually, the lead singer has said on the official site that this song is about the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore...several lines from it are taken directly from the character Rorshac's journals in that piece of literature. If you havent read it, I strongly suggest it. I don't think it has anything to do with video games, seeing as in the book something happened to Rorshac in the year 1964 that changed him dramatically.
    Sunny Day Believeron May 13, 2006   Link

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