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MAXICRON
When I was a kid, they would fly overhead,
Doing things that weren't possible, that's what folks said,
Deflecting bullets, punching out trains,
Lifting stuff using just the power of their brains,
Every time that I'd see them,
I wanted to be them,
And I dreamed each night about all the things I'd do.

What... if...
I were a superhero with a cape and a mask,
Give me some kinda powers and give me a task,
Give me one little chance and that's all that I ask
And I promise I'd stand tall,
I'd be the greatest superhero of them all!

AMAZING GRACIE
When I was a kid, I watched 'em all on the news.

FENDERBENDER
And I swore that I'd be one, if they let me choose.

COMPTROLL
If I didn't have powers, I'd strengthen my mind.

DOCTOR ZEN
I'd look within myself, and see what I'd find.

COMPTROLL, FENDERBENDER, DOCTOR ZEN
Every time that I'd see them,
I wanted to be them,

FENDERBENDER
And I trained each night for all the things I'd do.

What... if...

I were a superhero, I'll give villains a fright.

COMPTROLL
With my cave and my gadgets and my signal light.

DOCTOR ZEN
Give me one little chance, and I'd fight for what's right.

MAXICRON, AMAZING GRACIE
And I'd never let you down.

FENDERBENDER
I'd be the greatest superhero in this town!

MAXICRON, AMAZING GRACIE, FENDERBENDER
Some people say that we're psychotic,
Breaking laws that we claim to uphold.
But really, the costume's symbolic,
And all that we're breaking's the mold.

The bad guys like gaming the system,
With legal details they dance.
Our first job is justice, we don't ask that you trust us,
Just give us that one little chance.

GEORGE (THE WAFFLE)
When I was a kid, I would see people try
Just to work till they drop and not stop till they die.
And I promised to make the world better someday,
I swore I'd restore the American Way,
Every time that I'd see them,
I promised I'd free them,
And I think of them with everything I do,

And now, I... hey!

MAXICRON, AMAZING GRACIE, FENDERBENDER, COMPTROLL, DOCTOR ZEN
I Am a superhero, every one of us saw
There's so much more to do than upholding the law,
Give yourself just one chance, and you'll leave us in awe
'Cause we know that you'll stand tall,
Inside every one of us is the greatest
Su... per... hero of them all!

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from The Last Hero On Earth, released May 26, 2006
Amazing Gracie: Karen Underwood

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Weird Al with more books, JoCo with more jokes, Carlin with more Cthulhu. Since 1985, Tom Smith has been breaking hearts, minds, and laws of propriety and physics with his insane blend of sf/fantasy, Life With Computers, pop culture, politics, and puns. More than twenty albums later, he maintains the best is yet to come. ... more

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