"Superheroes" is a song from the musical productions of The Rocky Horror Show since 1973, from the 1975 movie, from the 2015 tribute production celebrating 40 years, and from the 2016 reimagining movie. It was composed by Richard O'Brien with musical arrangements by Richard Hartley. Along with other several songs, this is not included in the 2010 Glee Cast Recording.
This song is not included in the Original Movie Cast Recording but it is included in the movie. Along with other several songs, this is not included in the 2010 Glee Cast Recording.
Most recordings of the song end with the Narrator speaking the song's final lyrics, not attempting any tune. Notably, during Richard O'Brien's turn as the Narrator during the 40th anniversary production and the livecast, he actually sang the song's final lyrics. Tim Curry also partially sang the final lyrics during the 2016 reimagining.
Lyrics (Original 1973)
Brad (with company):
I've done a lot, God knows I've tried
To find the truth, I've even lied
But all I know is down inside I'm (bleeding)
Janet (with company):
And Super Heroes come to feast
To taste the flesh not yet deceased
And all I know is still the beast is (feeding)
And crawling on the planet's face
Some insects called the human race
Lost in time, lost in space
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- Original London Cast Recording (1973)
- Roxy Cast Recording (1974)
- Movie Cast Recording (1975)
- New Broadway Cast Recording (2001)
- Glee Cast Recording (2010)
- New Movie Cast Recording (2016)