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Superman is a song recorded by American singer, Rachel Platten for her third studio album and first major label studio album, Wildfire. It was released on January 1, 2016 along with it's current album.

Composition Edit

Platten married former lawyer Kevin Lazan in a 2012 Jewish ceremony. This is a love song to her husband. She explained in a Wildfire track-by-track that he was "going through a really tough time... and I couldn't be there all the time and he was hurting and I wanted to be there more."

Platten added that she needed her husband to know "that he didn't have to keep being so strong, that it was okay to crash, and that I could carry him because he'd certainly carried me enough." So she is saying, "You don't have to be Superman, you don't have to hold the world in your hands, you've already shown me that you can."

Lyrics Edit

If I could break away
Half of all your pain
I'd take the worst of it and carry you like you carry me
You say that you're alright
When tears are in your eyes
We're strong enough for this and I need you
It's okay that you need me
So put your armor on the ground tonight
Cause everyone's got to come down sometime

You don't have to be Superman
You don't have to be Superman
You don't have to hold the world in your hands
You've already shown me that you can
Don't have to be Superman

I know I've been gone too much
We talk about me too much
I'm selfish and distracted
But I'm here, I'm here and listening
And It's just you and me and these four walls
And we are only human after all

You don't have to be Superman
You don't have to be Superman
You don't have to hold the world in your hands
You've already shown me that you can
Don't have to be Superman

And ohh
Rest your eyes now, take my hand
Even heroes fall down now and then
You can let it go

You don't have to be Superman
You don't have to be Superman
You don't have to hold the world in your hands
You've already shown me that you can
Don't have to be Superman
You don't have to be Superman