the flaming lips - “waitin’ for a superman” / by Zack Free

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dealing with depression as a teenager, i looked for songs that could make me feel like someone understood. because of this, i’ve always understood “waitin’ for a superman,” the emotional nexus of the lips’ arguable opus, soft bulletin, as an affirmation of the fact that others were holding some of the same unbearable weight. it’s an incredible song, and it touches me in a way that few other ones do

 

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