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Super Strong - The Deedle Deedle Dees

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Published on Jan 27, 2017

words and music by Lloyd Miller (c) 2013, 2016

directed by Lloyd H. Miller
director of photography: Joaquin Prange
producer: David Meade
associate producer: Richard Kim

Super Strong
words and music by Lloyd Miller (c) (p) 2016

LYRICS
I don’t know if you know what it’s like to be super strong
and I’m not talking bout dumbbells, let ‘em collect dust a little longer
Let me tell you a story about a ballerina I know
You know how much it hurt when she first tried to stand on her toes?
Yeah, I know you guys know about pas de chat, relevé, and plié
But you know real ballerinas don’t have much time to play
They’re super strong and that’s the name of this song


I don’t know if you know what it’s like to be super strong
and i’m not talking bout knocking people down, I’m not talking bout dropping bombs
Let me tell you a story bout a schoolteacher I know
She stood in front of the class for the first time all alone
Yeah, I know now it seems like she knows everything
but you know real schoolteachers don’t have much time to sleep
They’re in their classrooms long after the students have gone
and they’re super strong

I don’t know if you know what it’s like to be super strong
and i’m not talking about those cool kids
you know the ones who seem like they got no problems
I wanna tell you a story bout a little girl I know
She’s got a new liver and a kidney and her heart is not that strong
She spent the whole summer in a hospital far from home
You know i think about her when I don’t want to go on
I’m not super strong
Are you super strong?


A song about strength and the many forms it can take. Lloyd wrote the original draft of this song after talking about what it meant to be “strong” with a group of kids in a songwriting workshop. The conversation began with talk of superheroes and people with big muscles and people who can physically dominate others. Then it moved on to far more interesting places…

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  • Artist

    • The Deedle Deedle Dees
  • Album

    • Sing-a-Long History, Vol. II: The Rocket Went Up!
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    • CD Baby (on behalf of The Deedle Deedle Dees)

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