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Daughtry: Waiting For Superman Meaning

Song Released: 2013

Waiting For Superman Lyrics

She’s watching the taxi driver, he pulls away
She’s been locked up inside her apartment a hundred days

She says, “Yeah, he’s still coming, just a little bit late
He got stuck at the laundromat washing his cape”
She’s just watching the...


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    Sep 23rd, 9:38pm report

    I agree that "Superman" is a soldier and the singer is his wife/lover and she is finding excuses for why he isn't home yet. Only one thing: I don't think Superman is coming home.


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    May 16th, 5:13pm report

    I think this song is about a girl who is broken. Not one who lost a man, but one is waiting for him to come and save her. Break her out of the apartment she's been in. She keeps telling herself he's coming and that he's just late. She counts her wishes. She won't give up that he is coming to rescue her from herself. She looking for answers but can find them and and she knows he has them. She won't let people know she feels this way. She dancing with strangers, she keeping everyone around her happy while she herself isn't. She has faith in superman that he'll come for her and she awaits that day he does.


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    Mar 17th, 2016 3:13pm report

    I never watched the music video, but when I first heard the song I thought it was about a girl who thinks somebody is coming back and keeps on making excuses on why he isn't here. She still tries to be hopeful, but she's getting a bit insane and desperate because he is never coming back to the relationship maybe back to life or something like that


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    Sep 21st, 2015 9:29am report

    I believe it's about a girl, her man walked out of her life she cannot accept that he walked out on her. She becomes depressed and suicidal. She isolates herself and becomes very delusional.


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    Apr 11th, 2015 4:21pm report

    When I'm happy,This song is about a young woman, who is patiently waiting for her superman to come along. She has no problem waiting. She doesn't want to fool around with other guys; she wants a serious, happy relationship. Sometimes she falls apart and "dances with strangers", but for the most part she's strong. She wants true love - she wants a ONE AND ONLY. She waits for him patient ily, knowing he'll come along. She knows he'll be worth it.

    when I'm sad, I think it's about someone who is suicidal after they lost someone really close, their "superman". She keeps waiting for him to come back and to make silly excuses as to why he's not there. "He's at the laundry mat... He's at the give and dime." When he doesn't come back, "she starts talking to angles." AKA becoming suicidal. She wants to see him - she smiles at the thought of being with him in whatever life is after this world. The "Oh, at the speed of light" line at the end means she needs help - fast. Sometimes she dies in my imagination - and smiles before her death, thinking of seeing her superman. Sometimes she lives and smiles at the people who help her.


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    Feb 4th, 2015 2:07pm report

    I think it means that this person is stuck. She's depressed and upset. She's waiting for someone to save her. Her superman. Thats why this guy saves a girl from being run over by a bike,saving a girls purse, saving a guy from killing himself. she's locked away and is just waiting for her hero.


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    Nov 6th, 2014 11:55am report

    Superman is her husband this at war and "stuck at the laundry mat" means her stuck at base."stuck at the the 5 and dine saving the day" means he's on a mission and couldn't talk to her."wating for superman to pick her up"means she's wating for him to come home.


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    Sep 12th, 2014 9:23pm report

    It's about a girls dead brother. Her brother was, and will always be, her superman.


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    Aug 8th, 2014 8:21am report

    The song is about a woman who lost the person she love but he is not death she just lost contact with him and cannot find him heck he still coming just a little be late and the part of talking to angels is cause she have fate she will find him agsin heck the making a wish is to find him again and shevslwsus dmiles cause she rather portray herself as happy than sad.


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    Jul 29th, 2014 7:38pm report

    Its about a girl who lost her hero, like a father, and needs someone to show her to be strong again, and to save her from the pain. "Locked in her apartment for 100 days," is a coping mechanism and "Talking with angels" is her trying to communicate with him.


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    Jul 4th, 2014 7:23pm report

    It's a religious interpretation we are all waiting for the second return to save us the album is called baptized and Daughtry is a Christian.


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    Jun 29th, 2014 6:30pm report

    I personally believed it was about a women who had just lost her superman and is in denial about losing the perfect person she just had saying "he's at the laundromat", and In turn turning suicidel due to her loss - this is expressed with the "talking to angels line"


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    Jun 12th, 2014 6:57pm report

    I've always thought That this song was about a young girl with cancer is trying to make everyone feel special while she's still alive by dancing with them, talking to angels, making wishes with passing cars, and waiting for Superman to pick her up, and Superman would be Jesus and she's just waiting for it all to end, and make it worth everything.


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    May 20th, 2014 5:27pm report

    I think it is about a suicidal woman.
    Of course she is also waiting for the right guy to come and save her from herself but she isn't helping herself, as she was "locked in her apartment for 100 days"
    She is creating silly excuses to why her 'superman' hasn't found her yet, like being "stuck in the laundromat washing his cape"
    Finally she is giving up, as she is "talking to angels"

    I think "dancing with strangers" and "she smiles, oh the way she smiles" is part of her facade, and "she's falling apart" is also part of her facade, but behind it.


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    May 20th, 2014 5:02pm report

    Why does it not say waiting for superman to save her heart? rhymes a million times better "with shes falling apart" and still retains the superman saving theme. i love the song but that line crashes on my ears every freakin time

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