Waiting for Superman - Daughtry



The Experience: No one else cares. But you do. You just don't know if you'll be able to keep caring when it seems like you have the whole world against you...


Music Video: He's a superman without a cape. And all he gets are insults and cold shoulders. But even if he doesn't mind - he's Superman - in the end, he gets the thanks he deserves.

My Take: The lyrics and the music video are each half of what Daughtry is trying to say - and doing a great job. In the lyrics, she needs help, and even when it doesn't seem like help is on the way, even when she's crying, she still hopes for a superman. For someone who cares. In the video, he's a superman who doesn't get thanked. No one cares. By themselves, each is a tragedy. But when you put together someone who needs and hopes, and a superman who won't give up no matter what... that's a story worth being part of.

Ask Yourself: Do you care enough to be there, over and over, even if no one else is? When was the last time you thanked your own superman?


LYRICS:

She’s watching the taxi driver, he pulls away
She’s been locked up inside her apartment a hundred days

She says, “Yeah, he’s still coming, just a little bit late
He got stuck at the laundromat washing his cape”
She’s just watching the clouds roll by and they spell her name like Lois Lane
And she smiles, oh the way she smiles

She’s talking to angels, counting the stars
Making a wish on a passing car
She’s dancing with strangers, falling apart
Waiting for Superman to pick her up
In his arms, In his arms
Waiting for Superman

She’s out on the corner trying to catch a glimpse
Nothing’s making sense
She’s been chasing an answer
A sign lost in the abyss, this Metropolis

She says...Yeah, he’s still coming, just a little bit late
He got stuck at the Five and Dime saving the day”
She says...If life was a movie, then it wouldn’t end like this
Left without a kiss
Still, she smiles, the way she smiles, yeah

She’s talking to angels, she’s counting the stars
Making a wish on a passing car
She’s dancing with strangers, she’s falling apart
Waiting for Superman to pick her up
In his arms, In his arms
She’s waiting for Superman

To lift her up and take her anywhere
Show her love and climbing through the air
Save her now before it’s too late tonight
Oh, like a speeding light
And she smiles

She’s talking to angels, she’s counting the stars
Making a wish on a passing car
She’s dancing with strangers, she’s falling apart
Waiting for Superman to pick her up
In his arms, In his arms
She’s waiting for Superman

To lift her up and take her anywhere
Show her love and climbing through the air
Save her now before it’s too late tonight
She’s waiting for Superman

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