Bacon bits and jalapenos on my polish hot dog.
Half a pound of potato chips,
and a beef jerky log.
I press my face to the window,
a wrapper sticks to my shirt.
Eight people in a stinky van,
a couple more couldn't hurt.

Eat some food off the floor.
I've developed a taste for bread mold.
Ride around in a van,
don't take a shower for six weeks and...

We've been given superpowers,
ask us for an autograph.
We sing, we dance we'll make you laugh,
don't you want to be like us?

We've been given superpowers,
ask about our rock and roll,
our hair , our clothes, hobbies, and pets.
Does he have a girlfriend yet?

Everyone in the band can't stand me,
just because I fell off the stage,
and kind of by accident, I broke the promoters legs.
Sometimes we have a deadline for writing our songs.
Five minutes left to write this one la,la,la,la,la,la,la.

Sleep in a sleeping bag.
Every floor looks the same as last night.
You wake up, you drive,
you play a show, and then you sleep again.

I sometimes feel like Holden Caulfield,
sometimes Jack Keroac.
I wanted to be famous,
now I want to take it back.

Don't want to rock the mic,
don't want to meet the pope,
I just want to share with you,
how we got this peace and hope.
I once wanted to be famous,
now I want to take it back.


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

Superpowers song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

8 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song means super awesomeness to me!

    brownie76on August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    its about the hard times of being a touring band on the road and the follies and hard times you face. i love FIF and this song rocks!

    manwithoutfear181on June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    its about the hard times of being a touring band on the road and the follies and hard times you face. i love FIF and this song rocks!

    manwithoutfear181on June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Mmm, Bacon Bits and jalapenos.

    ShesMyAlcatrazon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    no...no...no...

    This is about how even though they're famous, they're still just normal people. They don't have superpowers.

    This plays into why Reese dosn't like to give out autographs

    constip8don March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Five Iron Frenzy has always just wanted to be seen as regular people. They are telling you that the things they do on a road isn't anything special and the fact that they right music and people love it doesn't really much.

    vjonnyvon December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    interesting the whole last section of the song you can see Reese starting to feel what ultimetly lead to the band breaking up. He doesn't care about being famous, what he wants is to share the gospel to everyone, his peace and hope. Im sure this feeling started early, and as the band became so popular and their message not completly realized they had to break up.

    kevrochuckyon March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love this song. Especially the end :) Quite self-explanatory, in my opinion. :/.

    Possibly Saneon July 27, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Fast Car
Tracy Chapman
"Fast car" is kind of a continuation of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run." It has all the clawing your way to a better life, but in this case the protagonist never makes it with her love; in fact she is dragged back down by him. There is still an amazing amount of hope and will in the lyrics; and the lyrics themselve rank and easy five. If only music was stronger it would be one of those great radio songs that you hear once a week 20 years after it was released. The imagery is almost tear-jerking ("City lights lay out before us", "Speeds so fast felt like I was drunk"), and the idea of starting from nothing and just driving and working and denigrating yourself for a chance at being just above poverty, then losing in the end is just painful and inspiring at the same time.
Album art
Holiday
Bee Gees
@[Diderik:33655] "Your a holiday!" Was a popular term used in the 50s/60s to compliment someone on their all around. For example, not only are they beautiful, but they are fun and kind too ... just an all around "holiday". I think your first comment is closer to being accurate. The singer/song writers state "Millions of eyes can see, yet why am i so blind!? When the someone else is me, its unkind its unkind". I believe hes referring to the girl toying with him and using him. He wants something deeper with her, thats why he allows himself to be as a puppet (even though for her fun and games) as long as it makes her happy. But he knows deep down that she doesnt really want to be serious with him and thats what makes him.
Album art
Head > Heels
Ed Sheeran
“Head > Heels” is a track that aims to capture what it feels like to experience romance that exceeds expectations. Ed Sheeran dedicates his album outro to a lover who has blessed him with a unique experience that he seeks to describe through the song’s nuanced lyrics.
Album art
American Town
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran shares a short story of reconnecting with an old flame on “American Town.” The track is about a holiday Ed Sheeran spends with his countrywoman who resides in America. The two are back together after a long period apart, and get around to enjoying a bunch of fun activities while rekindling the flames of their romance.
Album art
Midnight
Ed Sheeran
“Midnight” is a song about finding a love that is so true that it provides a calming feeling through every storm. Ed Sheeran reflects on his good fortunes in landing someone with such peace and support and speaks of not fearing the dark days because he knows they’ll all end in the safety nets of her arms. “Well, good morning there / What a way to start the day / With everything laid bare,” Ed Sheeran sings in the first verse, enthusiastic to be waking up beside his woman. He apologizes for missing her calls in the second verse and promises to return them because for him, speaking to her is the most important thing. “Well, I get lost inside my head / In this chaos, you’re my calm / And I will find my feet again / ‘Cause еven the worst days of my life will always еnd / At midnight in your arms,” sings Ed Sheeran in the chorus, revelling in his good luck.