Curtis Mayfield - Superfly 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

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

Ooh, 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 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' to get over
Tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over
Wooh, Superfly

The aim of his role
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

Ooh, 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


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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Curtis Mayfield Superfly Comments
  1. HorrorLegendsTV

    The Curse of La Llorona Got me here

  2. SuperJeff1970

    A musical genius! RIP! AWESOME!

  3. Daniel Santos

    2019 ??

  4. Lahom Bombay

    what is this this biding my master?

  5. fernando figueroa

    The ultimate pimp anthem.
    When music was music.

  6. Teddy Bear

    man this sound so good

  7. McChubby

    Imagine non jojo people coming to this comment section

  8. Scott Heatherly

    I remember . I was in 3rd grade. My dad bought this album. I took to school. Myself and my friends would listen to at recess using the class room record player. We would turn it down if it had bad words in it. We were all white I grew up in a town that had no black people. We thought Super fly  "RON O"NEAL was so cool. We all would have our parents buy us leisure suites we would ware them to school. We all thought we were big time gangsters, like him. Music is so cool it touches so many people.

  9. Edward Creter

    Marvel's Human Fly: He's real. (We think)
    Brundlefly: He's not THAT real!
    Curtis Mayfield's SUPER FLY: As real as it's gonna get!!!
    Special RIP shout out to Curtis Mayfield, da VOICE, and to actor Ron O'Neal, the MAN who gave wings and buzz to his performance as Priest, the Super Fly!!!

    You'll believe a man can be super FLY!!!!

  10. kule kid 69

    what if you
    wanted a cool stand
    but stand arrow said:

  11. Heavy Metal 357

    The Curse of La Llorona brought me here 💀👰🧟‍♂️

  12. TheIxtlan

    President Donald Trump is Superfly

  13. FishOil Jacuzzi

    when an Audi & you roll up to the stop sign at the same time but youre in a 1988 marquis

  14. Abraham Mitacc

    A tower bizzarre

  15. R Alvarez


  16. Sal Ortiz

    People who don’t like this song. are not down.....

  17. John923T

    In 1972 even white boys in my neighborhood wanted to like Superfly...what an impact this movie had on everyone back in NYC

  18. theresa webb

    Classic from a legend curtis mayfield un g
    r9c orgotten for sure.

  19. Ironicpolis

    😎😻 imagine being 🙊👀 stuck 😭😛 in a radio tower 😳😡

  20. William Hampton

    Was this Barack Hussein Obama's campaign song or what !? ;>) Straight outa "CHI-RAQ" ! " BARRY" , The Commies Man 4 The White House ! VOTE BURY ! LOL !

  21. Value Heart

    Egg man

  22. Ivan Stepanić

    Holy Carp fish.... I just realized that Araki finished Part 4 in 1995... and the part was set in 1999... and the genius singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer Mayfield died in 1999... coincidence? I THINK NOT!

  23. Jason Savado

    In this Jojo anime, do they play this song? If so that’s cool 😎!
    If not...good thing y’all came here to check it out!

  24. Victor Rogers

    100% real music R.I.P. Curtis Mayfield 🎶🎵👍🏾👍🏾👊🏿⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  25. Anthony Nelson

    It's too bad kids these days are hooked on rap where no one plays real instruments and a lot of the songs have the same beat and message and the new country sound with the disco beat. They miss out on so much not listening to people like Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, Earth Wind & Fire The Beatles, The Stones the Doors and so many other great artists both black and white. I am glad I was alive and old enough to appreciate the music explosion that was the sixties and the seventies. So many great artists and songs came from that era there will never be a time in music such as that again.

  26. ron nicholson

    I remember seeing this film back in the seventies in a double feature with the movie, ‘king Boxer’.

  27. clyde642006

    Truly one of the greatest. I was 8 when this movie came out, and I remember my older brothers going to see it. Next thing you know they were wearing the Superfly hats, shiny shirts and the bell-bottom, polyester slacks!! 😂😂😂

    Harlem’s Finest

    clyde642006 sounds good! Memorable times! I grew up during that time too, and I’ll never forget when this song came out. I was about 7 or 8! Respect and salute to Curtis Mayfield a true legend!💯‼️👍🏾

  28. James Murdok

    Og music

  29. Robert Horton

    Before there was a GHOST there was Superfly..

  30. Markus Patients

    I wonder what happened to the gun and white suit Ron O'Neal has on. on the LP's cover?
    The white suit is much more iconic than the Dance Fever, John Travolta white suit.

  31. Stephen Dailey

    Excellent video. Love this.

  32. TheOldrockero


  33. stluciestrength

    Great movie and great music! Could you post the lyrics? Thanks

  34. Jake McGinnis

    Egg man anyone??

  35. Mark Leon Tanner

    Holy shit what a f'n track...


    The BASS player have loss his mind doubling up doubling up doubling up . Doubling up means plucking one not two or more times to fill in the empty spots to give it that EXTRA FUNK!

  37. Jack Stylianou

    (grabs egg from fridge)

  38. snare soup

    that radio tower is so cool

  39. Cyclone Rowan

    Hey guys can I raise like so I can gtfo of this telephone tower?

  40. cathy struska

    I'm a funky white boy that digs Curtis. Cool has no color....TJ STRUSKA

  41. Daniel Sniderman

    Please help I’m stuck on a transmission tower

  42. Miguel Duenas

    Old song: exists

    Jojo fans: it's free real estate

    Bird Brain

    Free real estate meme: exists
    Literally every single youtube commentor ever: ITz FRee rEAl eStATe

    warlock 118

    Watchmen viewers: it's free-
    Me: Wrong song bucko, go to beastie boys.

  43. theresa webb

    Always liked listening to this classic curtis mayfield made tve right song the movie.

  44. Merthlock ·

    How did they get away with Super Fly in the part 4 dub?

  45. Professor Nope

    If araki touches anymore of these songs no comment section will be safe

  46. Narvia Williams


  47. Tracey Driver

    I remember this movie and song!! My parents took me to the drive in movie with them AND they thought I was asleep, and I was watching the movie through the opening of the seats...

  48. Da Funky Zookeeper

    This song used to be bumped by the baddest pimps in town.
    And now all those weird anime kids are in the comments. Oh how things change over time.

  49. jackson jedi

    I feel bad for any comment section Araki destines to die due his stand 『CHANGED FOR COPYRIGHT REASONS』

  50. Edward Robitson

    This lady lost her son named Freddy he got killed she called wgci to stop playing that recored i never forghet that she was hurting

  51. Edward Robitson

    Mr Unstopa le Mr Curstis Mayfield

  52. Tony Mitchell

    I was so lucky to be a teenager during this era. The funk and soul were amazing.

  53. ツLelChiha

    Im stuck in this music

  54. Roger Blanton

    superfly is bad ass

  55. Hallowen Freak

    Sweet voice

  56. Jon Veliky

    Escape this tower, and you will be turned into solid metal.

  57. Balling in Avakin

    Curtis Mayfield,one of the music Gods!

  58. EyesWideOpen 55

    Too damn bad I can only hit the like button once

  59. Zoe Harris

    Who’s watched the film?

  60. Zoe Harris

    Who’s listening in 2019?

  61. AstronomyToday

    Driving a 1971 Cadillac Eldorado coupe De ville today; Here to get music to make it run right.

  62. SiS SWEET

    *dark shadows enters chat*

  63. Semolina Pilchard

    I looked out the window and seen his bald head
    Ran to the fridge and pulled out an egg
    Scoped him with my scopes he had no hair
    Launched that shot and he was caught out there

  64. I can explain my profile pic

    Can someone help me? I'm stuck inside of transmission tower

  65. Cecile Povich


  66. 坂巻洋


  67. Michael Scott

    AHHA HA HA WEEB SHOW ANIME MANGA AYAYA AYAYA AYAYA all of you please gargle cyanide and ur tear ducts.

  68. John Etheridge

    Back when music was BAD and THEJOINT(both words means great)

  69. James Threatt

    More of the writings of Mr. Mayfield and display of his talent. R.I.P. Curtis. 9/15/2019

  70. Wino

    I remember when this first came out at the theatre, man what a cool movie and music. Still love listening to this all these years later. Screw the man! lol

  71. Charron Sikorovsky


  72. John923T

    I went to see this movie when it came out back in da day at a 42nd st. movie theatre. Man, I gotta tell ya this song combined with the film was awesome. Mayfield a true poet from a time gone by...everyone in my neighborhood no matter the color wanted to be a "Superfly" ...sad 2 say many are dead never made it to their 40' ones who knew better made it out of the ghetto...yep guess "they never got over" as the song goes.Peace 2 ya who remember

  73. Sam4

    This song makes me want to trap an alien into my pylon tower

  74. Bird Brain

    If I try to exit the screen or click the X button my cursor turns grey and wont register
    Anyone know how to fix this?

  75. Karl Pursch

    To all the Black Ghetto Princes out there.....this is the motto of streets
    C's n G's..

  76. Tyrese Albright1018

    Madea Goes To Jail The Movie Brought Me Here

  77. John Brown

    They should've used this song for the movie's opening credits. Instead, the used "Freddie's Dead."

  78. Braxton B.

    **insert funny tower joke here**

  79. bronxboo

    Late 2019 anyone

  80. Raging Death


  81. Cachopeira FC

    I know from where u came here 🤣

  82. Adara Colon

    superfly great song great songwriter truly missed.

  83. Just some guy without blue hair

    This was my favourite song growing up in the Bronx during the 70s, my father had a vinyl of this and our cadill-
    nah I'm fucking kidding *I'VE BEEN STUCK IN A RADIO TOWER FOR THREE YEARS*

  84. Joey Racano

    My theme song in Long Island inna hizzie

    Joey Racano

    you know what time it is

  85. Rosetta Bosley

    Now this was a Great Score for this movie Thank you Mr. Mayfield. The movie had great actors and it showed their ability to make it seem as it was now. Ron played the hall out of that role. Please stop trying to do a remake of this movie. It was just horrible. People get the original movie and enjoy it with your treats, and be happy that you enjoyed a real movie. Remember some movies aren't made to be done over.

  86. John G.

    This is some REAL FUNKY stuff, ..... the REAL STUFF!!!!

  87. Johnny Joestar

    Help I’m trying to get out from under a telephone tower but I’m getting turned into metal trying to leave

  88. Huan Le

    Holly shit, The Jojo comments are everywhere. I'm not disappointed at all !. Keep up the good work my fellow JoBros.

  89. Iain Girten

    I want to listen to this, but I'm stuck in a pylon

  90. GSQSITE youtube

    Wtf is the comment section talking about towers and metal and shit what yall watching

  91. Kendall Ray

    I grew up back in them times listening to that track, and as of today I'm still trying to get over.

  92. damarion price


  93. Reggie D

    This album should be listed in library of Congress as a Cultural Masterpiece.

    Harlem’s Finest

    Reggie D absolutely a true classic and masterpiece!💯‼️👑

  94. Marvin Martian

    What a great genius music composer It's Amazing...

  95. Marvin Martian

    Oh! i'm a super fly again. Very cool indeed.

  96. Robert Kelly

    Still bad... that bass kicking