When You Were Heroes

When You Were Heroes


I wish I could go back to when I looked at my parents as heroes


My Dad used to call me the Frog Prince and I thought it was true


That he was a kind of King


And my mother the Queen


I literally thought he was Superman


He looked like him, except with a gut


So I thought he’d retired from Superheroing


Gotten over his obsession with Lois Lane


Created a new identity as an insurance salesman


So Lex Luthor would finally leave him the fuck alone


I mean, the dude knew way too much


About the Bizarro World


And every different kind of Kryptonite


But in time you find out


That nobody is really superhuman


But sometimes they do seem close to being a supervillain


It’s called being human


A mere mortal


And it’s almost too impossibly big of a sin


To ever possibly forgive