‘Waiting for Superman’ is a song by songwriter Chris Daughtry about a woman trapped in a cycle of anxiety, endlessly waiting for her ex-boyfriend to return – with tragic consequences.
I have chosen to write an informal letter from the perspective of a fictional teenage girl to the writer of the song in order to express the impact that these powerful lyrics have had on her life.
A personal letter is an appropriate text type as many teenagers commonly write fan letters to their idols. The girl strongly identifies with the protagonist in the song, and many of the lines echo her own situation.
Hollander, S., Johnson, M., Daughtry, C., 2013. Daughtry Lyrics. [Online] Available at: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/daughtry/waitingforsuperman.html [Accessed 1 March 2018].