(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman

Ray Davies, released on Low Budget, © Davray Music Ltd. 1979

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Woke up this morning, started to sneeze

I had a cigarette and a cup of tea

I looked in the mirror what did I see

A nine stone weakling with knobbly knees

I did my knees bend press ups touch my toes

I had another sneeze and I blew my nose

I looked in the mirror at my pigeon chest

I had to put on my clothes because it made me depressed

Surely there must be a way

For me to change the shape I'm in

Dissatisfied is what I am

I want to be a better man

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Superman Superman wish I could fly like Superman

Superman Superman I want to be like Superman

I want to be like Superman

Superman Superman wish I could fly like Superman

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Woke up this morning, what did I see

A big black cloud hanging over me

I switched on the radio and nearly dropped dead

The news was so bad that I fell out of bed

There was a gas strike, oil strike, lorry strike, bread strike

Got to be a Superman to survive

Gas bills, rent bills, tax bills, phone bills

I'm such a wreck but I'm staying alive

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(Look in the paper, what do I see,

Robbery, violence, insanity.)

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Hey girl we've got to get out of this place

There's got to be something better than this

I need you, but I hate to see you this way

If I were Superman then we'd fly away

I'd really like to change the world

And save it from the mess it's in

I'm too weak, I'm so thin

I'd like to fly but I can't even swim

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Superman Superman I want to fly like Superman

Superman Superman wish I could fly like Superman

Superman Superman wish I could fly like Superman

Superman Superman I want to be like Superman

Superman Superman I want to fly like Superman

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