At the end of the song, the lyrics have the following line repeated three times.

Come on superman, say your stupid line.

I think the fact that it is repeated three times is a sign that it is important and not to be overlooked. I don't know what stupid line it is talking about. ¿Does anyone know what it is referring to?

The last part of the song according to lyrics on Google:

Is this what you want, is this who you are?
I was doing fine without ya, 'til I saw your eyes turn away from mine
He's not going where he wants you
Said come on superman, say your stupid line
Said come on superman, say your stupid line
Said come on superman, say your stupid line

It looks like a reference to Superman's line "Up, Up and Away!"

In the song, the narrators ex-girlfriend is sleeping with a new guy Trevor, and our narrator is still seemingly attracted to his ex. However, there is a level of ambiguity with whom Superman actually is. The narrator either perceives Trevor as Superman; thus, wants him gone from this new relationship so he can have another chance with his ex. Or the narrator sees himself as Superman and is trying to remove this whole predicament out of his mind.

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    Thanks a lot. It still remains some level of uncertainty on this respect, even if the author explained it. That line fits perfect into the story, it probably has the intended effect of letting the public decide "who superman is" and who "should fly away". Nice answer, couldn't have find it by myself. – EmmanuelB Jan 18 '19 at 14:09

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