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Jett Superior laid this on you on || April 15, 2003 || 11:01 pm

I once wrote a suicide note addressed to my mother; it was exceptional in its anti-climactic quality. In it I left my cameo ring to my daughter and my class ring to my son. Everything else I left to her to do with as she saw fit.

I closed the note with, “Just let my babies know that their momma loved them above all else; I just was not a strong enough person to deal with the writhing things in my head any longer.”

I was given a gift on that day. It’s not really any of your fucking business what it was.

But it was phenomenal.

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 / And it’s not easy to be me

I 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 / And it’s not easy to be me

Up, up and away…away from me / But’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

Inside of me / Inside of me

I’m only a man in a funny red sheet / I’m only a man looking for a dream / I’m only a man in a funny red sheet / And it’s not easy

It’s not easy to be me

// Five For Fighting, “Superman (It’s Not Easy)”

13 worked it out »

  1. Angel 4.15.2003

    We’ve all felt that song before.

     
  2. actually,

    ive got the world on a string

    and im up here on my antipodean rainbow, with that string around my finger

     
  3. also, if “that gift” was a lime green translucent dildo, i think it IS my fucking business

     
  4. trish 4.16.2003

    I love that song a lot. It saved me once.

     
  5. cal 4.16.2003

    relating big time, babe

     
  6. tel 4.16.2003

    is this really about the healing power of music lyrics? I was sort of thinking it had to do with donuts…

     
  7. Angel 4.16.2003

    mmmmm, doughnuts…

     
  8. delmer 4.16.2003

    a lime green translucent dido?

     
  9. Jettomatika 4.16.2003

    I think Dido would look much better were she lime green and translucent.

    “AYE-EE-AYYYE wanna thank you, for making me the best shade of allthegreens…”

     
  10. Jettomatika 4.16.2003

    Angel, sometimes the doughnuts are not the doughnuts, per se, unless of course we really ARE talking about doughnuts, which sometimes we are but mostly we aren’t.

    Mmmm, cream-fiiiiillllled.

    Shame on you people for preying on my carbohydrate sensitivity. I’m very Pavlovian when it comes to simple carbs and starches. (Must. Deny. TheBeast!)

     
  11. @feckless 4.17.2003

    i have two entire cds of songs about superman.

    & i’m glad you were given whatever you were given to make you not do what you were going to do.

    want the cds? i’ll send ‘em to you, i just collected them to collect them, & now they collect dust mostly.

     
  12. Angel 4.20.2003

    Doughnuts aren’t doughnuts unless they’re creme filled, perfect purses aren’t really purses…. what’s the world coming to?

    I have a friend we called superman and a girl I know made him a CD of Superman songs… But the 5forFighting song fits him because he does try to be superman. *sigh*

     
  13. Jett 4.20.2003

    WAIT…how’d you know about the purse thing, girl??

    WTF?? You bird-doggin’ me? Or you read her site, too?

     

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