music | f – five for fighting #atozchallenge

#atozchallenge 2017 | music | what sandra thinks
[Disclaimer: I am not a musician. I can sing. I remember most of the recital piece I played on the piano when I was 6. But I’m not a musician. I know what I like and what I don’t like and what will likely be the soundtrack when I arrive in hell. And I know I’m opinionated as fuck. Especially about music.]
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f | five for fighting

Maybe it’s the whole superhero thing… I don’t know… but I’ve always loved this song. I can think of a few other songs about Superman, but this one sticks with me the most.

Superman’s got all this power… all these abilities… but he’s lonely with them. He’d like to be a regular human sometimes. Being a hero doesn’t mean he doesn’t hurt, too.

Poor Superman. Give the guy a break.

Superman (It’s Not Easy)

I can’t stand to fly
I’m not that naïve
I’m just out to find
The better part of me

I’m more than a bird, I’m more than a plane
I’m more than some pretty face beside a train
It’s not easy to be me

I wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
‘Bout a home I’ll never see

It may sound absurd but don’t be naïve
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
Well, it’s alright
You can all sleep sound tonight
I’m not crazy or anything

I can’t stand to fly
I’m not that naïve
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
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
It’s not easy
It’s not easy to be me


honorable mention.
Foo Fighters
 — I think we’ve already established the greatness of this band. Listen to this… like, now! Can’t bring myself to only provide a link… so here you go: 


song of the day
#atozchallenge | music
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[I am not the owner of any rights to the music (song, lyrics, video) featured in this post…]

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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17 Responses to music | f – five for fighting #atozchallenge

  1. gigglingfattie says:

    OOO! A band I know AND a song I’ve heard of AND one that I totally love?! I knew it was bound to happen eventually (although I did have some doubts)

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  2. I love both of these bands — mostly!

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  3. stephieann8 says:

    This song brings me back!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    Love that Superman song, it really does make you empathetic with the guy, even if he’s a comic book character. Love even more the foo fighters song, one of my favorites 🙂

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  5. Mary B says:

    aww. I’m so into Dave Grohl, There’s not much he can’t touch that wont turn to gold. He truly is the nicest guy in rock and roll, and I love his sense of humor as well as that immensely contagious smile of his. okay, I’ll stop drooling on your page before it shorts out.

    Jingle Jangle Jungle
    #AtoZChallenge 1970’s Billboard Hits

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  6. Meg Sorick says:

    You know I love me some Dave! 😀 I am slightly embarrassed to say I’ve never heard a song by Five for Fighting until this very moment. (She says briefly crawling out from the rock she lives under…)

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  7. mediocrenick says:

    This song is perfect. I’d suggest you watch man of steel and then listen to it…it’ll leave you transfixed.

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