The lyrics for Stereophonics' 'Superman' convey a person who thinks he's as great as a superhero, but behaves oppositely of the person he's trying to embody. The 2005 single references the Metropolis man and his partner Lois Lane, only to further illustrate the characteristics and behaviors a superhero shouldn't have.

'Superman' is the first track off the band's fifth studio album, 'Language. Sex. Violence. Other?' The song has served as the opener for many gigs, including the band's first recorded performance, 'Live from Dakota.'