Ani Difranco - Superhero Lyrics




sleepwalking through the all-nite drugstore
baptized in flourescent light
i found religion in the greeting card aisle
now i know hallmark was right
and every pop song on the radio
is suddenly speaking to me
yeah, art may imitate life
but life imitates t.v.
'cuz you've been gone exactly two weeks
two weeks and three days
and let's just say that things look different now
different in so many ways

i used to be a superhero
no one could touch me
not even myself
you are like a phone booth
i somehow stumbled into
and now look at me
i am just like everybody else

if i was dressed in my best defenses
would you agree to meet me for coffee
if i did my tricks with smoke and mirrors
would you still know which one was me
if i was naked and screaming
on your front lawn
would you turn on the light and come down
screaming, there's the asshole
who did this to me
stripped me of my power
stripped me down

i used to be a superhero
no one could touch me
not even myself
you are like a phone booth
i somehow stumbled into
and now look at me
i am just like everybody else

yeah you've been gone exactly two weeks
two weeks and three days
and now i'm a different person
different in so many ways
tell me what did you like about me
don't say my strength and daring
'cuz now i think i'm at your mercy
and it's my first time for this kind of thing

i used to be a superhero
i would swoop down and save me
from myself
you are like a phone booth
that i somehow stumbled into
and now look at me
i am just like everybody else
i am worse than everybody else





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Ani Difranco Superhero Comments
  1. David Fox

    “Now look at me I am just like everybody else..” Is the most depressing and scary truths I have faced.. I am lame..

  2. Richard James

    your music changed my life...for the better--

  3. Ilikebeaversandeaglesupyourass

    This fills me with nostalgia and a longing for a time long since passed. Sigh....this album is a pure masterpiece

  4. Damita Smith

    I live this whole XD! Anime is so totally OVERRATED!! ❤✌🏾

  5. Butterfly Kissez

    Two weeks and three daaaaayz

  6. Injuries Fight Back

    Attempting to tag +Gabbie Hanna in case thru some statistical anomaly she sees this video

  7. Amy Martis

    Still my favorite song after all these years

  8. pig willnot

    TIMELESS ALBUM !!!! A TRUE MASTERPIECE !!!! I REMEMBER GETTING IT WHEN IT CAME OUT I PLAYED IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER !!! EVRYBODY WAS LIKE WHO THE FUCK IS THAT !!!!!

    Amy Martis

    pig willnot me too! And same thing here... no one ever has a clue when I play her & I get in moods where all I play is her ... she is awesome

  9. Craig Bowers

    This is a great song for the current days.

  10. Moikka

    you are like a phone booth <3

  11. 72marshflower15

    2 weeks and 3 days? Sounds fickle and conservative.... Christ on a stick, you have no idea what kind of damage you did to me Ani, let alone many.

    .... but as a true Liberal/Collectivist, i 've let most of it go... Had I been a Conservative, would have been unhealthy...

    I am a superhero, in the sense that I can arrest conservatism at it's source...

    Conservatism kills.. is the source of the .1% and the mass shooter phenomenon

    72marshflower15

    @jdefabs2112
    I'm ambidextrous, left eye dominant... ...actually a good enough shot to consider guns to be cheating...

    I also answered your question...

    I work with academia around the world in pursuit of the next economic systems that humanity will need to survive...

    I'm helping save humanity from self extinction...

    jdefabs2112

    Guns are cheating? Yes because if someone is breaking in my house I owe it to them to give a fair fight? Um OK . you're whole argument has been trying to discredit me,not giving any real facts saying I'm self centered,conservative, violent by nature? You have no basis for what you're saying. So you've shot a gun and are a good shot so do you want to murder people now? Probably not since I would assume you're not a heartless person. You keep missing the issue here,what I'm saying is guns don't make you as violent person and guns can be used for self defense just as easily as for Ill purpose. I'm very far from being violent,you don't have to believe me ,I mean if you're so convinced that based on me being pro gun that you know me inside and out well I can't tell you not to have you're opinion but if you were a bit more open minded and less self centered you might see that you're not the only good person and just because I don't have the means to travel the world doesn't mean I don't care, there's a limit to what I can do monetarily so I'm not uncaring as much as low income. Its fine,in my opinion if all my life lacks is money then that's not the worst thing. I just don't see how you don't see your own hypocrisy, you talk about caring about others yet you've proven nothing but you can try to make me look bad,is that how you help society? Forcing your beliefs and downing others opinions, trying to fit them in your stereotypes of what you think they're about? I believe freedom is the ability to do what one wants if they're not causing harm or infringing on someone else,I'm not doing either of those things,and on a small scale I do what I can to help people out ,even people who I don't know ,so maybe consider being more humble ,not everyone has the time and money to save the world but every little bit helps.

    pig willnot

    ITS LIKE THIS IF IT COMES DOWN TO THEM OR ME IT WILL B THEM EVERY TIME !!!! SIMPLE SURVIVAL !!! NO REGRETS

    The diamond corgi

    i hate you i love her :(

    The diamond corgi

    IM GOING TO FUCKING KILL YOU

  12. immrnoidall

    what are the odds of finding this disc on the side of the road day's after a nasty break up? it happened to me years ago .i never heard of her but this ended up being one of my most liked cd's.and memorable .

    The diamond corgi

    I have all the cds ;)

    Amy Martis

    immrnoidall one of her best albums

    Nunya Biznez

    I love this story so much

    TheBeautifulFearsome

    Was on my suggested this morning, the morning after being dumped by someone im still completely in love with me. He admits it was a mistake but we remain broken up. I feel shattered

  13. Judith mclane

    Lets jus say things look so different now