Superman's Song Lyrics

Crash Test Dummies


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Brad Roberts
album: Track 3 in album The Ghosts That Haunt Me
release date: 1991-4-5
popularity : 44 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock
length: 4:32
producer: Steve Berlin
mixer: Bob Shaper
engineer: Bob Doidge
guest cello: Lynn Selwood
composer: Brad Roberts
lyricist: Brad Roberts

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Crash Test Dummies The Ghosts That Haunt Me cover art
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Tarzan wasn't a ladies man,
He'd just come along and scoop em
Up under his arm like that,
Quick as a cat, in the jungle.
Clark Kent, now there was a real gent,
He would not be caught sittin' around in no jungle scape, dumb as an ape, doin' nothing.

[Chorus]
Superman never made any money,
Savin' the world from Solomon Grundy.
And sometimes I despair
The world will never see another man like him.

Hey Bob, Supe had a straight job!
Even though he coulda smashed through
Any bank in the United States.
He had the strength but he would not.
Folks said his family were all dead.
Planet crumbled, but Superman he forced himself
To carry on, forget Krypton, and keep goin'

[Chorus]

Tarzan was king of the jungle,
And lord over all the apes.
But he could hardly string together
Four words, I Tarzan you Jane.

Sometimes when Supe was stoppin' crimes,
I'll bet that he was tempted to just quit
And turn his back on man,
Join Tarzan in the forest.
But he stayed in the city,
Kept on changin' clothes
In dirty old phone booths 'til his work was through.
Had northin' to do but go on home.

[Chorus: x2]


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Winter Song
  • 2 Comin’ Back Soon (The Bereft Man’s Song)
  • 3 Superman’s Song
  • 4 The Country Life
  • 5 Here on Earth (I’ll Have My Cake)
  • 6 The Ghosts That Haunt Me
  • 7 Thick‐Necked Man
  • 8 Androgynous
  • 9 The Voyage
  • 10 At My Funeral