Hi Guys: In the 12th Chapter of my novel I quote four lines from the song "Superman Lover" (Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, 1976). This has raised some questions for me, so maybe you could help me consider the options? (1) My research has suggested that it's very important to get permission before quoting lyrics, and that doing so often comes at quite a high price. Also, it tends to be up to the author as much or more than it's up to the publisher. I have made some contacts in view of "buying" permission, but I don't plan on paying if it's too expensive. (2) Another option would be to write my own lyrics on the same theme. However, I am worrying as to whether even this would present legal issues. If I wrote my own lyrics I would like to keep language relevant to superman ("faster than a speeding bullet", and the word "superman", for example). Would anyone actually own the rights to the word/name "superman" or the accompanying linguistic reference points (like the "speeding bullet" thing)? Suggestions appreciated. Coragem.