a couple of variations on the Superman theme -

used to love the old B&W TV show as a kid - and could only read the comic books on school field trips or scout camps cause my parents banned comics.

used to dream that he'd rescue me from the bullies - since Jesus wasn't showing up to do the job!

Lee

(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman Ė by The Kinks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUT9KQ-LuaU

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

Superman Ė Green Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipo4HGoHAK4

Walking down the street, and i find it i out if i should leave
(cause Iíve been feeling pretty worthless lately)
now i think we should find a place down town
a place that i used to hang around
(and get us something, a cappuccino maybe)

i'm so let down,
i'm so good now
now i feel just like superman, going everywhere i can
i feel just like superman
and i feel just like Romeo, if you want a golden rose
i feel just like Romeo, yeah

now i'll have cab or bus and we're
(driving down mile 69, here on a bus)
and i'm finding my way back home
because i'm taking back control of my life
i'm not afraid cause it feels so right
(and i feel so much better for this)

Iím so let down,
Iím so good now
now i feel just like superman, going everywhere i can
i feel just like superman
and i feel just like Romeo, if you want a golden rose
i feel just like Romeo

Iím so let down,
Iím so good now
(yeah i felt so pushed around man)
now i feel just like superman, going everywhere i can
i feel just like superman
and i feel just like Romeo, if you want a golden rose
i feel just like Romeo

and i feel just like Superman..... (fades away)
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We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9