Songs by
Jacob Greenleaf

Superman

Every day of my life is a struggle, I work - I try to keep out of trouble

I drink a little beer on the weekends, and I've got rivals but I've got good friends

I think I do the best that I can do, anyone can see that I'm just like you

Conflicted and absent direction, and kinda keen upon my own reflection


Superman puts the "man" in "command"

American flag pole glued to his hand

No personal conflict, no selfish demands

All of his ideals are lofty and grand

He'd never hurt no-one if it wasn't planned

Some folks admire that but I think he's bland

Forgive me, but I really just don't understand

How anyone could ever relate to superman


Now Batman was conceived in upheaval, he could just as easily have ended up evil

His fury is the reason he's benevolent, and in his methods fear and violence are prevalent

He struggles to exhibit forbearance, but really he wants vengeance for the deaths of his parents

The anti-hero in a tragic operetta, he's possessed by his obsessive vendetta


Superman never loses a fight

He never gets tired you know he's always polite

He's never disloyal and he's never uptight

He's a clean-shaven, white anglo Christ in tights

Never has to worry if he's doing what's right

He only has that mild allergy to kryptonite

Forgive me, but I really just don't understand

How anyone could ever relate to superman


Now Peter Parker had average athletics, until a spider modified his genetics

Then he killed his uncle through his own self-importance, now he swings round New York in yoga-pants

He's going through his life with that fear of the kind of debt that you can never get clear of

Although he has a lot to believe in, there's simply no way he can ever get even


Superman's always got perfect hair

Of course he's immune to both greed and despair

He never gets angry, he's got no need to swear

In losing battles he'll always fight fair

He's done no evil deeds, at least none of which he's aware

And unencumbered like that it's easy to zip through the air

Forgive me, but I really just don't understand

How anyone could ever relate to superman


My preference then is pretty consistent, I like a champion who isn't so distant

And someone who's a little imperfect, give me a person with some personal conflict

I like my heroes more realistic, not just super-strong and ballistic

Standing up tall is fine all around, but I'm just not that impressed if you can never fall down


The archetype of the man of steel

You know that he has nothing he needs to conceal

He never lifts weights yet his body's ideal

He's somehow on time for every major ordeal

I'll never digest his extensive appeal

That level of perfection is simply too unreal

Forgive me, but I really just don't understand

How the mythos got started how the whole thing began

Why they know him by sight from Sioux Falls to Sudan

How anyone could ever relate

Why does everybody think he's so great?

Superman