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Some time ago, Russell and I were asked to perform at a college event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We had seen commercials for St. Jude and were familiar with the remarkable story of its inception by founder Danny Thomas. We offered not only to perform at that event, but to go a step further and also write a song to be released with proceeds going to benefit St. Jude...
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We sat down as songwriters, seeking inspiration and more information about the hospital. What we learned about St. Jude moved us to tears of joy. Its history, groundbreaking research and extraordinary contributions to families around the world affected by life threatening diseases filled us with extreme pride in their astounding accomplishments.

We learned about the most amazing children whose courage and strength are inspirational beyond measure. Words can scarcely describe their incredible spirit. To us, they are superheroes. Thus, the concept for the song “SuperHero (Song for St. Jude)” was born.

While so many of us find it easy to complain about little things, these kids fight for their very lives. They do it with bright, smiling faces and beam with positive energy. They are leaders, showing us all how to live with courage, strength, hope and joy.

Our song’s story is about a fictitious little boy who finds his strength in helping others. He is a secret superhero who delivers “heaven’s kisses sprinkled on ice cream” along with love and strength to those in need. He takes away pain and fulfills wishes inside the dreams of others.

It seems like this is exactly what the patients at St. Jude do and the facility itself does for the world by showing us all that anything is possible. Danny Thomas once asked St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes, for guidance. After over fifty years of miracles, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital gives hope to us all. Thank you to all of the superheroes who have made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital a beacon of hope. This song is our gift to you.

To help raise funds, we encourage you to buy a copy of the song for yourself and gift it to someone as well. We’ve also set up a page on stjude.org for those who wish to make additional donations toward our fundraising efforts. Thank you.

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Official lyrics
words and music by
Tanya Diona, Joey Diggs, and Russell Graham

Memory's so vivid
Of that old soul in a young kid
The most amazing child I've ever met
Not a hair upon his head
Superman sheets on his hospital bed
And a smile so bright you never would forget
I was just starting to wonder
How he kept from going under
'Cause he was brimming full of laughter and life
As he told me with a twinkle in his eye

I fly around at night
Up into the starlight
And loop around the moon
High above, where I can see
Anyone who needs me
Then I sneak into their room
I bring them heaven's kisses sprinkled on ice cream
Delivered in a dream

I asked him how he first knew
'Bout the super-cool things that he could do
He said "Once I met a girl who looked so sad
And that night, sometime after eight
I turned my sheets into a cape
And went to show her things were not so bad"
Those crayon drawings on the wall
Of him flying right down the hall
And a little girl who laughed 'till she turned blue
Convinced me that just maybe it was true
When he said

I fly around at night
Up into the starlight
And loop around the moon
High above, where I can see
Anyone who needs me
Then I sneak into their room
I bring them love and strength and anything they need
Delivered in a dream

All superheroes get to fly, you see
Next time you see a shooting star
You'll think of me

I fly around at night
Up into the starlight
And loop around the moon

I fly around at night
Up into the starlight
And loop around the moon
Up up and away, where I can see
Anyone who needs me
Then I sneak into their room
I bring them heaven's kisses sprinkled on ice cream
I bring them love and strength and anything they need
I take away their pain, no wish is too extreme
Delivered in a dream

Ba ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba

Delivered in a dream