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Joe Costello / Darden Smith / Georgia Middleman / Gary Burr

When I was a boy
I went up on the roof
Cause I wanted to fly
I’d seen the movies
Where he saved the world
If he could do it why couldn’t I
So when war came calling
That’s when I knew
To protect myself, here’s
What I had to do

I locked myself away
It wasn’t safe for me there
There was no one to hold my hand
I had to learn how to fight
Put a man in my sight
That wasn’t a part of my plan
This was no place for my kind of Superman

I came home from war
I spent 10 years looking
Trying to find that little boy
Who used to catch frogs
Could outrun the sun
His whole world was joy
I feel like right now
We’re finally talking
But not that long ago

I locked myself away
It wasn’t safe for me there
In that dangerous far away land
It never felt right
It was the darkest of nights
And it’s always been part of my plan
To find my way back to Superman

So if you’re lost keep believing
That little boy you thought you were leaving
Is waiting for you to understand
What it really means to be Superman


from SW​:​S Retreat - February 2015, released May 9, 2015
© 2015 Darden Smith Music / Middle Girl Music (ASCAP) / Connboy Music (SESAC) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)


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