Superfly
Curtis Mayfield Lyrics


Darkest of night
With the moon shining bright
There's a set goin' strong
Lotta things goin' on
The man of the hour
Has an air of great power
The dudes have envied him for so long

Oh, superfly
You're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose, don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is do or die
Ah-ha-ha

Hard to understand
What a hell of a man
This cat of the slum
Had a mind, wasn't dumb
But a weakness was shown
'Cause his hustle was wrong
His mind was his own
But the man lived alone

Oh, superfly
You're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose, don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is do or die
Ah-ha-ha

The game he plays he plays for keeps
Hustlin' times and ghetto streets
Tryin' ta get over
(That's what he tryin' to do, y'all)
Taking all that he can take
Gambling with the odds of fate
Tryin' ta get over
Tryin' ta get over
Tryin' ta get over
Tryin' ta get over
Woo, superfly

The aim of his role
Was to move a lot of blow
Ask him his dream
What does it mean?
He woudn't know
"Can't be like the rest"
Is the most he'll confess
But the time's running out
And there's no happiness

Oh, superfly
You're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose, don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is do or die
Ah-ha-ha
Superfly
Superfly
Superfly
Superfly

Tryin' ta get over
Tryin' ta get over
Tryin' ta get over
Tryin' ta get over
Tryin' ta get over
Tryin' ta get over
Tryin' ta get over
Tryin' ta get over
Tryin' ta get over

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CURTIS MAYFIELD

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MrMonotone

Unrecognized?
Hall of Fame
1991: Along with his group the Impressions, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1999: Mayfield was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist making him one of the few artists to become double inductees.
1999: Mayfield was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame just prior to his death.[53]
2003: As a member of the Impressions, he was posthumously inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Grammy Awards
Mayfield was nominated for eight Grammy Awards during his career. He is a winner of the prestigious Grammy Legend Award and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Year Nominee / work Award Result
1964 "Keep On Pushing" Best R&B Performance Nominated
1972 "Freddie's Dead" Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male Nominated
1972 "Freddie's Dead" Best R&B Song Nominated
1972 "Junkie Chase" Best R&B Instrumental Performance Nominated
1972 Superfly Best Score Written for Motion Picture or Television Special Nominated
1994 Curtis Mayfield Legend Award Won
1995 Curtis Mayfield Lifetime Achievement Award Won
1996 New World Order Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male Nominated
1997 "New World Order" Best R&B Song Nominated
1997 "Back To Living Again" Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male Nominated
Grammy Hall of Fame
Year Nominee / work Award Result
1998 "People Get Ready" (with The Impressions) Hall of Fame (Single) Inducted
1998 Super Fly Hall of Fame (Album) Inducted
2019 "Move On Up" Hall of Fame (Single) Inducted



Vinicius Rocha

Darkest of night
With the moon shining bright
There's a set goin' strong
Lotta things goin' on
The man of the hour
Has an air of great power
The dudes have envied him for so long



(Chorus)
Oooh, Superfly
You're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose, don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is Do or Die
Ah-ha-ha



Hard to understand
What a hell of a man
This cat of the slum
Had a mind, wasn't dumb
But a weakness was shown
'Cause his hustle was wrong
His mind was his own
But the man lived alone


Chorus

The game he plays he plays for keeps
Hustlin' times and ghetto streets
Tryin' to get over
(That's what he tryin' to do, y'all)
Taking all that he can take
Gambling with the odds of fate
Tryin' ta get over (4x)
Woo, Superfly

The aim of his role
Was to move a lot of blow
Ask him his dream
What does it mean?
He woudn't know
"Can't be like the rest"
Is the most he'll confess
But the time's running out
And there's no happiness

Chorus
Superfly (4x)



비정한세상

Darkest of night with the moon shining bright
There's a set goin' strong; lotta things goin' on
The man of the hour has an air of great power
The dudes have envied him for so long

Oooh, Superfly
You're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose, don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is "Do or Die"

Hard to understand what a hell of a man
This cat of the slum had a mind, wasn't dumb
But a weakness was shown 'cause his hustle was wrong
His mind was his own but the man lived alone

The game he plays; he plays for keeps
Hustlin' times in ghetto streets
Tryin' to get over
That's what he tryin' to do, y'all

Taking all that he can take
Gambling with the odds of fate

Tryin' to get over

The aim of his roe was to move a lot of blow
Ask him his dream: What does it mean? He wouldn't know
"Can't be like the rest" is the most he'll confess
But the time's running out and there's no happiness



doc2skate

Darkest of night with the moon shining bright
There's a set goin' strong; lotta things goin' on
The man of the hour has an air of great power
The dudes have envied him for so long

Oooh, Superfly
You're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose, don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is "Do or Die"

Hard to understand what a hell of a man
This cat of the slum had a mind, wasn't dumb
But a weakness was shown 'cause his hustle was wrong
His mind was his own but the man lived alone

Oooh, Superfly
You're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose, don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is "Do or Die"

The game he plays; he plays for keeps
Hustlin' times in ghetto streets
Tryin' to get over
That's what he tryin' to do, y'all

Taking all that he can take
Gambling with the odds of fate

Tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over

Whoo, Superfly...

The aim of his roe was to move a lot of blow
Ask him his dream:  What does it mean? He wouldn't know
"Can't be like the rest" is the most he'll confess
But the time's running out and there's no happiness

Oooh, Superfly
You're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose, don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is "Do or Die"

Superfly
Superfly
Superfly
Superfly

Tryin' to get over, tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over, tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over, tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over. tryin' to get over

Tryin' to get over...



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Antestius Leontius

When a sudden funk attack violently grabs your soul, the only medicine is to come here and pay your respects to this man.

A.J. Far

Right-on Man. Peace

David Papazian

On August 13, 1990, he became paralyzed from the neck down, after stage
lighting equipment fell on him at an outdoor concert at Wingate Field in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. Afterwards, though he was unable to play guitar, he continued to
compose and sing. He also directed the recording of his last album, New World Order.
He was a superperson. A hell of a man. And he wasn't dumb.

Boom Boom Mackenzie

He made a video after he was paralyzed. He was filmed laying down and dressed SHARP. Now, THAT'S the shit! Never let anything get you down!

Erick Creller

@Marc Salzman street talk SUKKA

Marc Salzman

@leathercoatguy RESPECT, dummy.

GEMNEYE TWIN

♊GEMINIGENUIS ♊

Mark Ryan

He SHO WASN'T ALL THAT GREAT DAMN TALENT LIKE ROGER TROUTMAN MAN I WISHED

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Curtis Mayfield has to be one of the coolest musicians ever 💯

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