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Twenty years after 9/11, Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik recalls the impact of “Superman (It's Not Easy)”

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Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which claimed the lives of 2,977 individuals in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In the days that followed, Five for Fighting‘s song “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” was used to soundtrack footage of first responders, police and firemen: the heroes of 9/11.  Twenty years on, Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik says it was just “one of those songs that made sense” at the time.... [Read Full Story]