[Chorus]
You don't know what it's been like
Meeting someone like you
You don't know what it's been like
Meeting someone like you

You look like Jesus on an aeroplane
Ya head's against the window pane
You got opinions but you ain't got news
You got good laughs but when it suits you

You turn it on like a leaking tap
Dripping dropping people drop of a hat
You gotta mouth but you ain't got guts
That drunken mouth you should keep it shut

[Chorus]

Superman on an aeroplane
Sitting next to Lois Lane
You got that woman but you want her gone
So you can sleep with a teenage blond

You wear a mask, wear an armored suit
Can't get to you with the gun I shoot
Ya play your cards close to your chest
Because ya poker face is a dreary mess

[Chorus:x2]

Meeting someone like you
Meeting someone like you
Meeting someone like you
Meeting someone like you
Meeting someone like you
Meeting someone like you

Superman in an aeroplane
Sitting next to Lois Lane
You got that woman but you want her gone
So you can fuck a teenage blond

You turn it on like a leaking tap
Dripping dropping people drop of a hat
You gotta mouth but you ain't got guts
That drunken mouth you should keep it shut


Lyrics submitted by Jaksbin

Superman Lyrics as written by Andy Griggs William Seaborn Jones

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    My Interpretation

    I think it's about a person (in this case a man) who thinks he's all that and mouths off to try and prove it, but really he's not what he claims he is at all. The "Superman on an aeroplane" is metaphorical for him claiming to be this "great" person, yet there are visual aspects which make this questionable. "You've got a mouth, but ain't got guts" further explains him being all talk but nothing else.

    "Wear a mask wear an armoured suit" deals with the possibility that some of his claims seem to be true, but are pretty much fake otherwise, and he puts on this "all that" persona to look like he's strong, to hide the weak person he is on the inside, so nothing can get to him "with a gun that shoots"; clearly insecure, as that is his only way of doing so.

    He probably has a partner in his life, being the equivalent of Lois Lane to Superman, possibly the perfect woman. And while he does have her (after managing to convince her with his fake personality), he would most definitely cheat behind her back without any qualms against it. The teenage blonde part possibly implies he wouldn't be above seducing a teenager, but I think it's mainly there to emphasize the fact of how low he is.

    There's my analysis of it, might be right or wrong.

    sebs031on June 22, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    to me this song speaks beautifully about a guy I know- a manipulating, self centred, ego-maniac who thinks he is IT. he only does things for his own gain, he plays mind games, and does everything he can to subtly but everybody below him in the social food chain. he thinks he's superman.

    "You don't know what it's been like meeting someone like you" when i finally realised what this guy was up to, it opened my eyes up a little bit, it taught be not to be a massive dick. what a gloriously bitter song, i love it :D

    forallthecowson June 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Cant believe noone has commented on this song!!! this is my favourite one on the album...maybe lol i like the line ' that drunk mouth you should keep it shut' soooo true, why do people say things they dont mean when they drunk?! also 'you gotta mouth but you aint got guts' ... like when someone is all talk no action! i wish the line was 'you dont know what its been like NEEDING some1 like you' it sounds like he says that in the song and i think it would make more sense...??

    Crimson_King73on June 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    amazing song :D

    ViOtechon August 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    love this song. first heard it on an aeroplane, coincidently. no idea wat its about, but who cares!? it rocks

    hot_fuss44on September 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I'm suprised there's onkly 3 comments on this song...

    CrashBangOuchon October 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    one of my fav songs of them, its awasome..i think its about a guy who thinks he is the best ever...but i'm not sure about it...

    schoofchenon April 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    great song, very catchy

    Theodoricon August 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    good lyrics, good music

    kawaiihateon August 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    I just think it's about Superman. But can I say that when he sings high it REALLY sounds like the Scissor Sisters! God this is an awesome song!

    louisagiffardon September 20, 2006   Link

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