Kryptonite and Superman

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I write songs because I have to laugh or embrace a fear. I wish I was a gospel and soul singer. My writing reflects that. When I open my mouth to sing, however, I come out country and folky. Like Cash, I try to give voice to the voiceless in some songs. Like John Prine I like to express my patriotism with a bit of sarcasm.

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I would be with you tonight
If you were not Kryptonite and I
Wasn’t trying to be Superman

I’ll just fly circles downtown
To find a hall where I can’t be found
And where you wouldn’t want to see the band

Well Pittsburgh is small and tight
You don’t see many Mennonites
Mr. Roger’s neighborhood does cocaine.

On every corner there’s a Steeler’s game
The women here are just as insane for
Football, drugs & booze.

I would be with you tonight
If you were not Kryptonite
And I wasn’t trying to be Superman

But I’m not Irish or interesting
I don’t write to magazines
And tell them anything that occurs to me.

I work a job 9 to 5
I put on a suit and smile
I’m sure I bore a girl with scars like you.

It would be fair for you to say
The only way I make my pay
Is to fight, figure and sue.

I would be with you tonight
If you were not Kryptonite
And I wasn’t trying to be Superman

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from Kansas Dan, track released August 12, 2016
Words and music: Daniel T. Friedson (ASCAP)
(C) & (P) 2016 Daniel T. Friedson

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Kansas Dan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I write songs because I have to laugh or embrace a fear. I wish I was a gospel and soul singer. My writing reflects that. When I open my mouth to sing, however, I come out country and folky. Like Cash, I try to give voice to the voiceless in some songs. Like John Prine I like to express my patriotism with a bit of sarcasm. ... more

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