"Rocket Man" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
She packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero hour nine a.m.
And I'm gonna be high as a kite by then
I miss the earth so much I miss my wife
It's lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight

And I think it's gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone


Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it's cold as hell
And there's no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week
A rocket man, a rocket man


And I think it's gonna be a long long time


Lyrics submitted by meg_gallagher

"Rocket Man [Live]" as written by Bernard J.p. Taupin Elton John

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    General CommentI have a couple of takes on this song.

    1. The singer is away from his lover, wife; whatever, and in order to not go crazy over missing her so much he decides to be 'cold'. Deep inside, he still loves her, but he has to toughen up to get the job done.

    2. He's really depressed. Period. A manic, someone diagnosed as bi-polar, will know what I'm talking about.
    BrianStormeron January 04, 2010   Link

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