by John Riggio

The initial idea of this piece was to write a song that celebrates the lives and achievements of the disabled (which, by the way, could be used for Superhuman Day – September 7th). But as John was writing the lyrics, we realized that this could be an anthem not just for the disabled, but for anyone trying to overcome obstacles and be awesome. The way you use this song is up to you.

"Superhuman" is a driving rock anthem with a can-do attitude. The lyrics speak of overcoming, conquering, and not being defined by limitations. You might need to explain some words to younger students – like invincible, or unassailable. And this can be a teachable moment for your students: You can speak life to children who are going through a rough time.

If you teach people with disabilities, or someone going through a big struggle, this song can be an encouragement to them. It says don't give up. You can do it. You're superhuman.

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.