"Rocketship" as written by Ryan Miller, Adam S. Gardner and Brian A. Rosenworcel....
They'll find it on the stairs
Politely placed it there
Been so unkind without a hint
A warning sign for them

Read my apology
Their hope of disbelief
But no denial changes things
No remedy ahead

I am not to be martyred
I am not to be worshipped
Did it not to be strong, strong, strong
I implicate no others in this crime

I'm off on a rocket ship
Prepared for something new
I'm off on a rocket ship
Ecstatic with the view

I am scared of the things upcoming
And I want for the things I don't have
Cannot stand to be one of many
I'm not what they are

Will gather in my name
The morning will begin
It's all or nothing over there
It's teasing me again

I am not to be martyred
I am not to be worshipped
Did it not to be strong, strong, strong
I implicate no others in this crime

I'm off on a rocket ship
Prepared for something new
I'm off on a rocket ship
Ecstatic with the view

I am scared of the things upcoming
And I want for the things I don't have
Cannot stand to be one of many
I'm not what they are

I am scared of the things upcoming
And I want for the things I don't have
Cannot stand to be one of many
I'm not what they are


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"Rocketship" as written by Brian A. Rosenworcel Adam S. Gardner

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    General Commentsuicide. beautiful song. makes me sad and happy at the same time.
    happyfrappyon May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot sure, either about suicide or running away from home. i think most likely its about running away from home though.
    superduperdork1on July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about suicide... the reference to the note and a funeral, the line about martyrdom.
    RomulusRomstaron August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song and adopted it as my 'theme song' a while ago, when I was going through a rough time and was considering suicide. ((That's something that few of my friends know, but for some reason, I'm not afraid to post it here...)) It spoke to me (as most Guster songs do), telling everyone my outlook on life: "I'm going to go quietly, by myself. You've been less that appreciative of me, so maybe you'll notice me once I'm gone, maybe you'll apologize, but you can't deny it. I'm too scared of the future to live in it, and I don't want to become one of THEM. Don't think I was an amazing person - I wasn't - I didn't do it to test myself, and nobody else had any part in it - it was MY decision."

    0.o;;, goodness, that ended up being just a -little- longer than I'd planned...
    sukireruon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMaybe being different and suicide at the same time dont know
    GusTer34on May 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuicide
    Ben Folds Sevenon June 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnow that i read everyone's posts, the suicide interpretation is pretty obvious, and makes the most sense.

    but actually, my first instinct of this song was there were some references to jesus christ. anyone else think that? especially the lines about "i am not to be martyred" and "they'll gather in my name"
    srosepon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNot so sure about the Christ reference... definitely a sad but beautiful song that I think takes a very accurate look at what goes through the head of somone who wants to commit suicide...
    thejameson September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful, weird meaning, but beautiful song
    gusterswonderfulon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdon't think christ at all. "they'll gather in my name" is a reference to the mourning, not the lord. if the actual spelling in that lyric is actually "morning", then that's a witty play on it.
    Cwilliams2k4on October 26, 2004   Link

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