"Superman" as written by and Taylor Swift....
Tall dark and Superman
He puts papers in his briefcase and drives away
To save the world or go to work
It's the same thing to me
Hes got his mothers eyes, his fathers ambition
I wonder if he knows how much that I miss him
And I know every word that you say, yay
You smile and say, "How are you?"
And I'll say, "Just fine"
I always forget to tell you,
I love you, I love you, forever

I watch superman fly away
You've got a busy day today
Go save the world I'll be around
I watch superman fly away
Come back I'll be with you someday
I'll be right here on the ground
When you come back down

Talk dark and beautiful
He's complicated, he's so irrational
But I hope someday you take me away and save the day, yeah
Something in his deep browns eyes has me singin'
He's not as bad like this reputation
I can't hear one single word they said, no
You really got places to be and I'll be old then
I always forget to tell you I love you,
I loved you from the very first day

I watch superman fly away
You've got a busy day today
Go save the world I'll be around
I watch superman fly away
Come back I'll be with you someday
I'll be right here on the ground
When you come back down

And I watch you fly around the world
And I hope you don't take some other girl
I hope you don't forget about me
I'm far away but I'll never let you go
I'm lovestruck and looking out the window
Don't forget, don't forget where I'll be
Right here wishing the flowers were from you
Wishing the card was from you
Wishing the call was from you

'Cause I loved you from the very first day

I watch superman fly away
You've got a busy day today to save the world
I'll be around forever and ever here
I watch superman fly away
I swear I'll be with you someday
I'll be right here on the ground
When you come back down

La, la, la

When you come back down


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"Superman" as written by Taylor Swift

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  • +4
    General CommentI originally thought it was about her dad, but as I got further down the lyrics I realised that it couldn't possibly be about her dad with lines like..
    "Something in his deep browns eyes has me sing- Hes not as bad like this, reputation"

    I personally think that this one is also about John Mayer. I love these little insights into her life, amazing songwriter.
    newromanticon October 28, 2010   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationI agree. John Mayer, definitely. But aside from WHO it's about, WHAT it's about...well I see it as a song dedicated to a man she idealizes, and sees as untouchable. She puts him on a pedestal, he is her "Superman" and worships him, secretly, silently, and wants to someday, tell him how she feels.
    PurplePantheron December 03, 2010   Link
  • +3
    Lyric Correctionso just a lyric correction-- in the last verse, i don't think it's "and i watch you fly around the world, and i hope you're texting some other girl." that doesn't really make sense. i've listened to it a bunch of times and i think it's "and i watch you fly around the world, and i hope you don't save some other girl."

    other comments?

    i LOVE this song, btw. i think yall are right and it's probably about john mayer, but i wish it weren't because i don't like him but i like this song so much!!!
    daydreambeliever11on November 15, 2010   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningI think it's about a girl who admires a guy who is hard working and very busy. He's out doing what he's bond to do in life and being successful at it. He has the determination and will just as it says when she quotes "He's got his mothers eyes his fathers ambition". Even though he's really busy and she misses him, she knows he doing the right thing in life and she will be there waiting for him when he's accomplished what he needs to accomplish or when he's done "saving the world" in her perspective.

    i think that's really cute since a lot of young girls these days go for guys who are lazy and get whatever they want without hard work. this girl is falling in love with someone who a little out of her reach because of his every day hectic life style which is different to her and she considers him her "Superman"
    SweetXbabe6421on May 19, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYep, its def about John Mayer. I didn't think so at first either, but she keeps saying: "i loved you from the very first day", and in Dear John thats the secret message in the lyrics. i love these insights too, and it really makes me wonder who she's still in love with. joe? john? taylor? all of her songs to them on this album are raw and sweet.
    Graciefaceon October 28, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationAt first I thought this song was about her younger brother, Austin with:
    "I always forget to tell you I love you I loved you from the very first day"
    ~She loves him from the first day he was born? Maybe?
    "I watched superman fly away
    You've got a busy day today
    To save the world ill be around
    I watched superman fly away"
    -or-
    "And I watch you fly around the world
    I hope you don't forget about me"
    ~About how her busy life keeps them from seeing each other, but she loves him and misses him.
    ...Then again I can see it being about Mayer too... but it'd be better about her brother.
    ANHon November 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJohn Mayer.
    sinshereinsongon October 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe this song is about his father. Pretty apparent in this part:
    "He puts papers in his briefcase and drives away
    To save the world or go to work"
    And then here:
    "I wonder if he knows how much that I miss him"
    Because he is always at work

    "And I know every word that you say, yay
    You smile and say how are you
    I say just fine"

    Is when his dad goes home from work and he just ask her how she is then do work or go to sleep

    I always forget to tell you, I love you, I love you ... forever

    A usual dad-daughter scenario that they weren't able to talk much and they didn't have moments to talk about how they love each other.


    "I watched superman fly away
    You've got a busy day today
    To save the world I'll be around
    I watched superman fly away
    Come back I'll deal with you someday
    I'll be right here on the ground
    When you come back down"

    There again. His father going to work, probably even traveling to different places.

    "And I hope you don't save some other girl
    I hope you don't forget about me"

    Well, she's his daughter. Like don't forget you have a daughter, Don't forget that I'm your daughter. So please don't have another girl and leave me.


    "'Cause I loved you from the very first day."

    Well, the first guy we could love from the very first day on earth would probably be our dad.


    I love this song. I can relate to it so much. But it makes me cry because I feel how much I miss my father, too. :(
    pixiethinkspurpleon January 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's talking about her father here, right?
    mckennaaax3on October 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about John Mayer. She says "I loved you from the very first day" Which is the secret message on "Dear John."
    inwonderon November 27, 2010   Link

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