Who Sang (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman? The Kinks

The Kinks Low Budget cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ray Davies
release date: 1979-7-10
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Arena Rock
length: 3:21
producer: Ray Davies
membranophone: Mick Avory
lead vocals: Ray Davies
engineer: John Rollo
guitar: Dave Davies
bass guitar: Jim Rodford
Woke up this morning, started to sneeze
I had a cigarette and a cup of tea
I looked in the mirror what did I see
A nine stone weakling with knobbly knees
I did my knees bend press ups touch my toes
I had another sneeze and I blew my nose
I looked in the mirror at my pigeon chest
I had to put on my clothes because it made me depressed
Surely there must be a way
For me to change the shape I'm in
Dissatisfied is what I am
I want to be a better man

Superman superman wish I could fly like superman
Superman superman I want to be like superman
I want to be like superman
Superman superman wish I could fly like superman

Woke up this morning, what did I see
A big black cloud hanging over me
I switched on the radio and nearly dropped dead
The news was so bad that I fell out of bed
There was a gas strike, oil strike, lorry strike, bread strike
Got to be a superman to survive
Gas bills, rent bills, tax bills, phone bills
I'm such a wreck but I'm staying alive

[look in the paper, what do I see,
Robbery, violence, insanity.]

Hey girl we've got to get out of this place
There's got to be something better than this
I need you, but I hate to see you this way
If I were superman then we'd fly away
I'd really like to change the world
And save it from the mess it's in
I'm too weak, I'm so thin
I'd like to fly but I can't even swim

Superman superman I want to fly like superman
Superman superman wish I could fly like superman
Superman superman wish I could fly like superman
Superman superman I want to be like superman
Superman superman I want to fly like superman

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Attitude
  • 2 Catch Me Now I’m Falling
  • 3 Pressure
  • 4 National Health
  • 5 (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
  • 6 Low Budget
  • 7 In a Space
  • 8 Little Bit of Emotion
  • 9 A Gallon of Gas
  • 10 Misery
  • 11 Moving Pictures

  • Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin