Superman's Song

Album: The Ghosts That Haunt Me (1991)
Charted: 56
  • Tarzan wasn't a ladies man
    He'd just come along and scoop 'em
    Up under his arm like that
    Quick as a cat, in the jungle
    Clark Kent, now there was a real gent
    He would not be caught sittin' around in no jungle scape
    Dumb as an ape, doin' nothing

    Superman never made any money
    Savin' the world from Solomon Grundy
    And sometimes I despair
    The world will never see another man like him

    Hey Bob, Supe had a straight job
    Even though he coulda smashed through
    Any bank in the United States
    He had the strength but he would not
    Folks said his family were all dead
    Planet crumbled, but Superman he forced himself
    To carry on, forget Krypton, and keep goin'

    Superman never made any money
    Savin' the world from Solomon Grundy
    And sometimes I despair
    The world will never see another man like him

    Tarzan was king of the jungle
    And lord over all the apes
    But he could hardly string together
    Four words, I Tarzan you Jane

    Sometimes when Supe was stoppin' crimes
    I'll bet that he was tempted to just quit
    And turn his back on man
    Join Tarzan in the forest
    But he stayed in the city
    Kept on changin' clothes
    In dirty old phone booths 'til his work was through
    Had nothin' to do but go on home

    Superman never made any money
    Savin' the world from Solomon Grundy
    And sometimes I despair
    The world will never see another man like him

    And sometimes I despair
    The world will never see another man like him Writer/s: BRAD ROBERTS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Nash1969 from Tennessee The song is not about Superman, per se. Roberts used Superman as a metaphor for all the good that people can be. The point he was trying to make is, people are crap most of the time. The way the world has become, sometimes i despair the world will never see another man, like him.
  • Paj from CanadaPersonally i really like the song and have since its release. Everytime it airs i stop and listen and sing the words where i can. Not to be too critical but i find theres a big difference, and not for the better either, in available music these days from that of the 1991 superman song.
  • Brooke from Mission, Bcmy aunt showed me this song an i loved it the second I heard it :)
  • Brad from Barry, TxA wonderful song and a nice tribute to Superman, who was did actually die in the comic books in the Superman (Vol. 2) #75 (January 1993).

    My only problem with the song is the poor treatment of Tarzan. Obviously, the authors of the song knew little about the original, literary Tarzan, as created and written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, who was not illiterate or a savage (except when he needed to be). They also give little creedence to Lord Greystoke's success with women. Once again, see the original novels, as well as Philip Jose Farmer's seminal "Tarzan Alive." Jane Porter-Clayton's measurements: 38-24-36!
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