Superboy

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Verse 1:

Decided over summer that he’d never go to school, no never,

cause they’re all green; Teachers mean when he corrects her—

he was clever. They said he’s gotta get his act together.

Body’s tethered—felt like it was weighing more than ever

and rock was on his shoulders, yah, it held down a feather,

though he had ability of modifying weather.

and contained agility of Superman, but better,

every time she’d turn away as he offered up his sweater. Ayyy

You’re a quitter, momma quivered—he’ll remember.

At 8:00 am, his cheerios were tasting kinda bitter—

Whatever, waited to get homeschooled in December—

took forever, but it was coming just around the corner.

And, they were all his enemies, and soon he would forget em’,

All the times that he spent wishing, knew he would regret it.

Yah, all the times he flew away, wanting to have said this,

but he never said it.

Chorus:

When I look at me, all I see is space.

With my hands, I build walls, will they fill it all?

And, when I start to smile, I wait for the pain.

Like a bird, I will fly, watch the world pass by

from the outside.

Verse 2:

All the days to weeks to months spent trying to get sober.

Pants were sagging, head was aching, shirt was off his shoulder.

Signing papers, winning wagers, slowly growing older.

It didn’t matter—wanted all the hard stuff to be over.

Hands were shooting icicles, but isolation’s colder.

Invisible, not good enough, yah this is what he told her.

He could read their minds, their hatred toward him seemed so pure.

invincible, but burning in his heart he couldn’t cure.

Chorus:

When I look at me, all I see is space.

With my hands, I build walls, will they fill it all?

When I start to smile, I wait for the pain.

Like a bird, I will fly, watch the world pass by

From the outside.

Bridge:

I—I—I told myself that I’d get better.

I—I—I told myself that I’d remember .

Who I was but behind this mask I am forgetting. (x2)

Chorus:

When I look at me, all I see is space.

With my hands, I build walls, will they fill it all?

When I start to smile, I wait for the pain.

Like a bird, I will fly, watch the world pass by (x3)

From the outside.