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Intro: C G Am F

C               G
I can't stand to fly
Am             F
I'm not that naive
C               G
I'm just out to find
Am                F
The better part of me

               C                    G
I'm more than a bird...I'm more that a plane
               Am          F
More than some pretty face beside a train
         C          G   F C
It's not easy to be me

C                G
Wish that I could cry
Am             F
Fall upon my knees
C             G
Find a way to lie
        Am                F
About a home I'll never see

             C                     G
It may sound absurd...but don't be naive
      Am               F
Even heroes have the right to bleed
          C                     G
I may be disturbed...but won't you concede
      Am               F
Even heroes have the right to dream
         C          G   F C G
It's not easy to be me

Am        G          F         Am
Up, up ahead...away from me
          D           Am                 D
It's all can all sleep sound tonight

         F               G
I'm not crazy...or anything...

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one-way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me

It's not easy to be me
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  1. PenguinPlayer

    putting a capo on the second fret make the song easier to sing if your voice is higher.

  2. Chloe1807

    Strumming pattern?

  3. Hey thanks for the chords, but where did you copy your lyrics from? This and all similar sites start the Bridge with “Up up Ahead…away from me”.
    Superman says “Up, up and away” and so does this song. Hope this helps

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