Song-A-Day: January 13

This’ll be a fun one, happy birthday to the crazy and inspirational Wayne Coyne, frontman of the Flaming Lips. The group peaked early in their career with a song about masturbation jokes in “She Don’t Use Jelly” before saving their musical careers with The Soft Bulletin and then the equally (and some would argue more) impressive follow-up album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Since then The Flaming Lips have been one of the genre’s defining bands with them making frequent headlines in bizarre manners, such as releasing their music via USB drives placed inside gummy fetuses or making vinyls which contain the artists’ actual blood. It’s craziness, but in the sake of art as Coyne is truly one of the most unique and experimental minds which music has to offer today, and it’s our honor to wish him a happy 53rd birthday thanks to that. Here’s one of the group’s singles off of The Soft Bulletin¬†entitled “Waitin’ For A Superman”, which shares a quality of the best Flaming Lips songs in that it tells the world a message which they desperately need to understand, that sometimes things are “just to heavy for Superman to lift.”

I asked you a question
But I didn’t need you to reply
Is it gettin’ heavy?
But then I realized
Is it gettin’ heavy?
Well I thought it was already as heavy
As can be

Is it overwhelming
To use a crane to crush a fly?
It’s a good time for Superman
To lift the sun into the sky

‘Cause it’s gettin’ heavy
Well I thought it was already as heavy
As can be

Tell everybody
Waitin’ for Superman
That they should try to hold on
Best they can
He hasn’t dropped them
Forgot them
Or anything
It’s just too heavy for Superman to lift

Is it gettin’ heavy?
Well I thought it was already as heavy as can be.

Tell everybody
Waitin’ for Superman
That they should try to hold on
Best they can
He hasn’t dropped them
Forgot them
Or anything
It’s just too heavy for Superman to lift

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