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3 Doors Down - Kryptonite



Picture this: 3 Doors Down lead singer/songwriter Brad Arnold at 15 years old, sitting in math class bored out of his skull, begins tapping on his desk. The tapping turns into drumming, and pretty soon he's unknowingly written the first monster hit for his future band.


He laughs at the memory: "Thank God for the little dude that sat in front of me, that dude deserves credit on the album! I was so bad in math. So bad. But my teacher knew I was not good, not paying attention, but he just kind of let me go. I believe I wrote the lyrics to some other songs in that same class. I wrote probably about half of that Better Life album sitting in that math class."


This song is also, according to Arnold, only the 3rd or 4th song he'd ever written, period. "The skippy little drumbeat in the song was just me beating on my desk. It's almost exactly the beat we played to, just kind of drumming, just skipping along with it."



Lyrics


Well, I took a walk around the world to ease my troubled mind


I left my body lying somewhere in the sands of time


But I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon


I feel there's nothing I can do, yeah



I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon


After all I knew, it had to be something to do with you


I really don't mind what happens now and then


As long as you'll be my friend at the end



If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?


If I'm alive and well, will you be there and holding my hand?


I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might


Kryptonite



You called me strong, you called me weak


But still your secrets I will keep


You took for granted all the times I never let you down


You stumbled in and bumped your head


If not for me then you'd be dead


I picked you up and put you back on solid ground



If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?


If I'm alive and well, will you be there and holding my hand?


I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might


Kryptonite



If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?


If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?


I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might


Kryptonite, yeah


If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?


If I'm alive and well, will you be there and holding my hand?


I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might


Kryptonite



Whoa, whoa, whoa


Whoa, whoa, whoa


Whoa, whoa, whoa

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