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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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    anonymous
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    Sep 13th, 9:07pm report


    I think it's about a single girl that has been through a lot in her life and she's afraid of being alone. Everyone asks when she's going to catch a man, so she tells him he's just delayed, but on his way. She's tired of facing the world on her own, so she's wishing on stars and passing cars that her Superman will find her.



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    anonymous
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    May 16th, 5:50am report


    I personally believe this song is about a broken woman struggling through depression,anxiety,etc. without anyone to help her. "She's been locked up inside her apartment a hundred days" showing she's alone, locked up in her own thoughts. I believe the "Superman" is just any person, someone she's hoping would save her. She's constantly telling herself they'll be there soon, not realizing they will never be there soon enough. She smiles, hiding her pain. In her depression and anxiety she does things to try to ease the pain "talking to angels" possibly representing drugs or her closeness to death, "counting the stars" represents everyday things that seem like monumentous tasks to her, "making a wish on a passing car" representing her wish to die to be free, "dancing with strangers" partying /going to the club to try to ease her mind and "falling apart" showing how when the high is gone or the tasks are done or the party is over everything reverts back to the way it was and she breaks even more. She's constantly hoping for some sort of savior to help her break free. The feeling of the song gets more and more desperate as it goes on. Showing how everything seems so much worse than before. At the very end the song calms down again, representing her death. The "and she smiles" at the end shows how she's finally gotten what she wanted, to be freed.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 4:25pm report


    I think this song is about a woman/girl who's waiting for someone to come back that isn't. I can't tell if it's her husband, father, son, brother, or lover.

    The lyric that makes me think this is "She's talking to angels, counting the stars"

    What other reason would you have to talk to an angel?



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    anonymous
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    Apr 19th, 4:00pm report


    I think it might be Daughtry's wife waiting for him to come home. He is supposed to be superman and come and save the day. But instead she has to keep on hoping and be patient until he can arrive. Her friends and family tell her to stop hoping in this broken home, but she only knows she has to wait for him and believe in him. She feels like she is crazy and he is tormented by their situation.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 11th, 2017 1:54pm report


    I think the song superman. It shes waiting for god. God to help her in her life and all the challenges she is and will be facing.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 23rd, 2016 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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    ForeverLove5800
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    May 16th, 2016 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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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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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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