SUPERMAN's SONG


Tarzan wasn't a ladies' man
he'd just come along and scoop 'em up under his arm like that
quick as a cat in the jungle
but Clark Kent : now there was a real gent
he would not be caught sittin' around in no junglescape
dumb as an ape doing nothing

Hey Bob: Supe had a straight job
even though he could have smashed through any bank in the United States
he had the strength but he would not
folks said his family were all dead
their planet crumbled but Superman he forced himself to carry on
forget Krypton and keep going

Tarzan was king of the jungle and Lord over all the apes
but he could hardly string together four words: "I Tarzan : You Jane"

sometimes when Supe was stopping crimes
I'll bet that he was tempted to just quit and turn his back on man
and join Tarzan in the forest
but he stayed in the city and kept on changing clothes
in dirty old phonebooths till his work was through
and nothing to do but go on home

Superman never made any money
for saving the world from Solomon Grundy
and sometimes I despair the world will never see
another man like him

                                                         brad roberts