"Rocket in the Sky" as written by and Shuggie Otis....
Hey boy
Hey boy

Hey boy
When we first met
On the 31st
And it was Halloween
You know what I mean

(and) I was the one dressed up
as a rocket
that night
Please, please
Don’t ask me why

Hey boy
Hey boy

You came over to me
And said
“Tell me
if you’re alone tonight
can I be by your side?”
Hey baby, ain’t we having fun
Tonight?
Little rocket in the sky
Little rocket in the sky
Tell me ­ Pa pa da da pa pa da da…

Was a rocket in the sky
I’m a rocket in the sky

Baby baby
Ain’t we having fun tonight?
I’ll be by yourside
I’ll be by yourside

Baby baby
I’ve been there all
Year long
Standing by the telephone
The telephone

Hey baby
If you care for me
Why don’t you call
And give me some dignity
Some decency
Rocket in disguise
Rocket in disguise
Don’t ask me why
Don’t ask me why

I’m a rocket in disguise
Don’t ask me why
I’m a rocket in disguise
Don’t ask me why

Tell me
Ba da da da …
I’m a rocket in disguise
Ba da da da …
Hey boy
Hey boy
Hey boy



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    General CommentThis song is about someone who feel deeply for someone, and she felt "liek a rocket in the sky," but now apparently, the guy doesnt call or repond back like he used to, so now she's a "rocket in disguise"

    I used to think this was a great love song, but then i realized that its actually pretty sad... =(
    Rocket!on May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought that the "Rocket in the Sky" is the feeling she gets when she's with this boy. The flying, bursting emotions of love is represented by the rocket, which is what she compares herself to.

    "Was a rocket in the sky
    I’m a rocket in the sky" can say that they've had a good relationship.

    She remains faithful to her lover, even he doesn't call her anymore, and waits by the telephone for him to know that he still cares about her. He doesn't show her the love he once had for her.

    After he stops calling her, she becomes a "rocket in disguise," instead of one in the sky. Although I'm not entirely sure what it means by being "in disguise", I'm guessing that it's the hidden feelings she still has for him.

    "Don't ask me why" could state that she doesn't know why she's feeling this way.

    "Tell me".. tell her that he cares about her?

    I love the longingness that comes from this song.. it still has a good amount of ambiguity in it.
    suijenerison January 29, 2007   Link

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