Superman (It's Not Easy) Lyrics - Five for Fighting

Five For Fighting America Town cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Marc Alexandre Collin, Juliet Richardson
release date: 2000-9-26
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock
length: 3:42
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
guest piano: Shane Keister
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
guest acoustic guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
guest cello: Victor Lawrence
guest membranophone & percussion: Dorian Crozier
mastering: Bob Ludwig
guest violin & viola: Ralph Farris
guest bass guitar: Sheldon Gomberg
assistant engineer: Seth Horan and Rafael Serrano
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me

I'm more than a bird
I'm more than a plane
More than some pretty face beside a train
It's not easy to be me

Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I'll never see

It may sound absurd but don't be naive
Even Heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed but won't you concede
Even Heroes have the right to dream
It's not easy to be me

Up, up and away, away from me
It's all right
You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy, or anything

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me

It's not easy to be me.

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CD 1
  • 1 Easy Tonight
  • 2 Bloody Mary (A Note on Apathy)
  • 3 Superman (It’s Not Easy)
  • 4 America Town
  • 5 Something About You
  • 6 Jainy
  • 7 Michael Jordan
  • 8 Out of Love
  • 9 The Last Great American
  • 10 Love Song
  • 11 Boat Parade
  • 12 Alright / Do You Mind