She’s watching the taxi driver, he pulls away
She’s been locked up inside her apartment a hundred days
She says, “Yeah, he’s still coming, just a little bit late
He got stuck at the laundromat washing his cape”
She’s just watching the clouds roll by and they spell her name like Lois Lane
And she smiles, oh the way she smiles

She’s talking to angels, counting the stars
Making a wish on a passing car
She’s dancing with strangers, falling apart
Waiting for Superman to pick her up
In his arms yeah, in his arms yeah
Waiting for Superman

She’s out on the corner trying to catch a glimpse
Nothing’s making sense
She’s been chasing an answer
A sign lost in the abyss, this Metropolis
She says "Yeah, he’s still coming, just a little bit late"
He got stuck at the Five and Dime saving the day”
She says "If life was a movie, then it wouldn’t end like this"
Left without a kiss
Still, she smiles, oh the way she smiles, yeah

She’s talking to angels, she’s counting the stars
Making a wish on a passing car
She’s dancing with strangers, she’s falling apart
Waiting for Superman to pick her up
In his arms yeah, in his arms yeah
She’s waiting for Superman

To lift her up and take her anywhere
Show her love and climbing through the air
Save her now, before it’s too late tonight
Oh like the speed of light
And she smiles

She’s talking to angels, she’s counting the stars
Making a wish on a passing car
She’s dancing with strangers, she’s falling apart
Waiting for Superman to pick her up
In his arms yeah, oh in his arms yeah
She’s waiting for Superman

To lift her up and take her anywhere
Show her love and climbing through the air
Save her now before it’s too late tonight
She’s waiting for Superman



Lyrics submitted by iMacey

"Waiting for Superman" as written by Martin Johnson, Chris Daughtry, Sam Hollander

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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  • +2
    General Comment:This song is about a girl waiting for the right guy to come along, after shes been broken down so much in the past. Shes waiting for the right guy to come and save her.
    smooreeeeon November 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:A girl, so broken and depressed by her past, knowing that there is someone out there to save her. Her Superman, looking out for her. Protecting her.
    Snake250on November 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:It's about a girl who has been broken down in the past. A girl who's not sure of her future. Her life ahead. She knows that there is someone who would hold her high and treat her like princess she deserves to be treated like. She knows that deep down inside of her, she would do the same too. She only has to say the word and he will come rushing into her arms
    crazyasfon January 19, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:While it is stated that this song is meant to be about waiting for the right guy, I interpreted this differently, and I'd just like to share my thoughts on it :) So please don't read if you're looking for the actual meaning.

    I've always thought that this was the story of a lady who loves a man who died, e.g

    "'Yeah, he's still coming, just a little bit late
    He got stuck at the laundromat washing his cape'"
    Is a bit like she's in denial of some sort, saying that he'll come back, but he's not really going to.

    "She's talking to angels,"
    This might be why I thought of it like that, because my friend told me that she always thought that those who were insane and talked to thin air were talking to angels, or a higher deity of sorts. So I always took this as the girl is going slightly mad.

    "Counting the stars,"
    Generally, there is an almost infinite amount of stars, so one does not often count them. I took this as something to kill off time and worry.

    "Waiting for Superman,"
    While this can be interpreted as 'Waiting for the right guy,' I've always believed that she missed him so much that his very presence would soothe her mind, therefore 'saving' her from depression etc.

    "Save her now, before it's too late tonight,"
    Again, the 'saviour' thing, because she's worried that she'll dive a little too deep into this whole delusion/depression thing.

    "To lift her up and take her anywhere,"
    Like saying 'I don't care where you're going to take me, but I need you next to me,'


    So... yeah. Just my interpretation, not the actual one :)
    VivianCrafton April 09, 2014   Link

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