Gently-arranged light rock/alt-folk ballad in the vein of Plain White T's "Hey Delilah", Toad The Wet Sprocket's "Walk On The Ocean", or any of a host of Crash Test Dummies songs.
Previous peak charts position #298
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #60
February 27, 2011
©2011 Capers Simmons
I spent one bitter, thankless year
Trying to save her from her fears,
But I could not seem to win,
Declared it over when I quit.
I let my boots, my tights and cape,
My hero dreams and my mistakes
Hang in the phone booth where I changed
Back into me.
Strange visitor from outer space I'd come
Down to earth to save the human race or one
Pretty girl with a lonely face like hers.
Lois Lane is falling down,
A hundred stories from the ground.
The Man of Steel can't save her now,
And there is no one else as strong.
But she gets up and brushes off,
'Cause not-as-strong was strong enough.
It looks like she could save herself
I thought she'd shatter like a glass
When her brittle body landed
On the streets of this Metropolis;
A sudden stop and a bloody mess.
But she was made of sterner stuff
Than I had ever hoped or thought,
And I was not the savior, I believe.
But I once watched my world explode and I
Was out there all alone, that's why
I never felt at home down here.
~ CHORUS I ~
In the middle of the city of wrong and right
There's a wall made of solid kryptonite,
And I can't fly that high alone.
Here comes lovely Lois Lane,
But it seems that she's too late:
The Man of Steel has met his fate.
But wait, his heart is beating on.
She puts his glasses on him, then
He's mild-mannered Clark again,
It looks like he was just a man
It looks like she was saving him