"Rocket Boy" as written by and Ellison/phair....
Didn't see I had no idea, never heard it before
And I said what good are you
Yeah well "Why don't I?" is the question of the year
(Why, why don't I.)
You used to be my favorite toy
But what happened to my rocket boy?

Rocket boy when are you gonna land?
I said go, don't stop it, go, don't stop it
How we all understand
You used to be my pride and joy
Now you're just my rocket, rocket boy

They don't know my friends we got off again
How'm I supposed to get myself to sleep?
I got stains on my sheets and my nails are torn down to the bone
Wouldn't it be nice to have an ordinary girlfriend?
Laughing 'bout makes it real, makes it happen to me well I can reach you

Didn't see I had no idea, never heard it before
Well I said what good are you, why don't I, no sense of fear
(Yeah, I don't I.)
You used to be my favorite toy, but what happened, my rocket?
(Now you're just my little rocket boy.)
(Rocket boy.)
My rocket boy
(My rocket boy.)

Rocket boy when are you gonna land?
(Rocket boy yeah.)
I said go, don't stop it, go, don't stop it, now may all understand
(Rocket boy yeah.)
I said rocket boy when are you gonna land?
(Rocket boy.)
I said rocket boy they just don't understand
(Die is cast and the dice are rollin' I'm feelin' like shit 'cause she's
Feelin' like gold.)
(Rocket boy.)
You used to be my pride and joy, my boy
You had me


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    My InterpretationI honestly thought this song was all about a vibrator.
    FishesWillLaughon January 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no ones commented this!
    I think this is about a boy she was just having a bit of fun with
    'favourite toy'
    and he liked her but she never felt the same
    so she messed him about
    but now she wants him and hes playing it hard to get.
    x$xFEEBZx$x [H.W.C]on December 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a relationship that goes through some life changes. The boy and the girl are together, possibly at a young age, and his life changes and he's no longer around. Their relationship is strained, but she still loves him like a toy and her little rocket boy- she's just waiting for him to stop flying around. He's not that into her, and she's sad about it. Notice the last line, "you had me." He's chosen to go and never stop. I love this song.
    SupahManDudeon May 02, 2008   Link

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