"Waitin' for a Superman" as written by Michael Ivins, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd....
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Is it gettin' heavy?
But they'll realize
Is it gettin' heavy?
Well, I thought it was already as heavy
As can be

Is it overwhelming
To use a crane to crush a fly?
It's a good time for Superman
To lift the sun into the sky

'Cause it's gettin' heavy
Well, I thought it was already as heavy
As can be

Tell everybody
Waitin' for Superman
That they should try to
Hold on
Best they can
He hasn't dropped them
Forgot them
Or anything
It's just too heavy for Superman to lift

Is it gettin' heavy?
Well, I thought it was already as heavy as can be

Tell everybody
Waitin' for Superman
That they should try to
Hold on
Best they can
He hasn't dropped them
Forgot them
Or anything
It's just too heavy for Superman to lift


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"Waitin' for a Superman" as written by Steven Drozd Michael Ivins

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  • +3
    My OpinionListening to this song in 2009 -- it really reminds me of Obama. When he got elected, he was heralded as the end-all to all problems -- practically the USS's Superman. But right now the economy is still horrible and the general national sentiment is still "heavy." Some people are providing a violent backlash -- why can't you fix everything, Obama? You don't care about us! You're abandoning us! But maybe the problems are just too big for "Superman" to take care of. It doesn't mean people should give up. People should still hold on, but realize that not one person is going to solve everything.
    hallospacegirlon October 14, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen I heard this song it rang true with what happened to me:

    I was finding life harder taking on more responsibilities; marriage, baby, moving house, promotion, another baby At one point I was feeling like superman and then it got harder and harder and I began to break. I became depressed despite the wonderful things happening around me, I felt I was failing everyone.

    Somewhere I knew I hadn't dropped my family, friends or responsibilities, nor had I forgot them or anything, it was just getting too heavy for me to lift.
    When I broke down I was just telling everybody to wait for me.

    I am doing better now. And my sons love Superman.
    j0ndon December 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was inspired by a conversation Wayne Coyne had with his brother during the time before his father passed away. His father was very ill and slowly dying and Wayne's brother asked Wayne if he was doin ok, or if things we "getting heavy". Wayne thought things we already "as heavy as they could be" but realized his brother was letting him know that it would get worse when their dad does eventually pass away. A beautiful, beautiful song with a gorgeous melody written by Steven Drozd
    tomautoon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think "It's just too heavy for Superman to lift" is one of the most beautifully simplistic sentiments I've ever heard. I find it astonishingly stunning. Also, I find "couldBanyone" to be one of the most pretentious douches I've ever seen.
    DanzaSlapon February 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwe're all waiting for something to take our troubles away... but in the end all we can do is cope with them.
    the iron & wine cover of this is beautiful. ♥
    noiamnotwhereibelongon October 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyet another great song.
    fakeliarcheaton April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song means you can't rely on Superman to do everything for you, sometimes you have to hold on the best you can even if it is hard.
    flaminglipsruleon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe the song means that there isn't a cure for everything, and not every problem can be solved. Not even Superman can fix it all.
    ZeroOneon May 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favourite songs ever ever EVER!!!
    ReActoron October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn "Thus Spake Zarathustra", Nietzsche wrote of "Ubermensch", or "superman"...it was something beyond human, but in intellectual and moral terms. It allowed for the salvation for humanity where man transcends himself. Just a more in depth definition of superman for you to consider
    eastcidsklon November 03, 2004   Link

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