"Rocket" as written by Alison Elizabeth Goldfrapp and William Owen Gregory....
Starting something, thought it could be fun
I started something, couldn't go wrong

Danger, heartache, I'd always knew
There's no winner, in this game you lose

But I still wanna know how she got in the door uninvited

Ooh ooh I got a rocket
Ooh ooh you're going on it
Ooh ooh you're never coming back

This is secrets, stories unfold
Fooled by pleasure, losing control

Danger, heartache, something has died
No good pretending, I'm leaving this time

But I still wanna know how she got in the door uninvited

Ooh ooh I got a rocket
Ooh ooh you're going on it
Ooh ooh you're never coming back

Ooh ooh I got a rocket
Ooh ooh you're going on it
Ooh ooh you're never coming back

You're never coming back
You're never coming back again no no
You're going out on your own

You're never coming back
You're never coming back again oh no
You're going out on your own

Ooh ooh I got a rocket
Ooh ooh you're going on it
Ooh ooh you're never coming back

Ooh ooh I got a rocket
Ooh ooh you're going on it
Ooh ooh you're never coming back
(You're never coming back)

5-4-3-2-1
We have lift off


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"Rocket" as written by William Owen Gregory Alison Elizabeth Goldfrapp

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    Song MeaningThis song is really quite catchy after a few listens. Very retro sounding.

    Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's about an woman who has been cheated on by her partner. She sings about how she's going to leave him and how metaphorically he'll be 'going on' her rocket and how he's 'never coming back', meaning she's moved on.
    mkmkon January 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I still want to know how she got in the door uninvited". Betrayal my friend where have you been?
    Thia007on November 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree it's about a cheating partner. Love the line 'but I still wanna know how she got in the door uninvited'. He says the other woman did all the chasing, came on to him etc etc. She wants to know how that was possible if he didn't give her the chance to take it further. Good song.
    daneypopson April 05, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI always read it as her having an on/off affair which she always knew to be a bad idea and 'couldn't go on'. Consequently her partner finds out and asks how the other woman got in uninvited?..or she is asking herself how she let this person in again 'uninvited' opting in the end to put her on a rocket :-) and ending it.
    Smintyon January 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFor some odd reason, the very 1st time I heard this song, the first thing that popped into my mind was a relationship gone wrong due to bringing a 3rd person in. I am not sure why, this thought has never come into my mind before but for some reason it did. To me the song sounds like a couple decided to to have a 3sum, and more than likely it ruined the relationship that the couple thought, would of maybe made the relationship more exciting.

    The reasons I thought this was the following lines:
    "started something
    thought could be fun
    i started something
    couldn't go on"
    -(Most couples that bring in a 3rd person, think the idea is exciting, fun but soon find heart ache, and problems, and feel it needs to stop, but even though one partner thinks that there significant other agrees to ending this, that person ends up sneaking behind their partners back with the 3rd person they brought in cause they dont want to let go of the pleasure of excitement)

    "but i still wanna know
    how she got in the door
    uninvited"

    -(the word uninvited really stuck out to me, cause that word used the way it is in this song, just isnt something you usually hear in songs, maybe im thinking to far into it, but usually if someone wanted to say something along the lines of someone else being found in their house with their partner, or in their house or bed period they state that. It doesnt really specify if she walked in on this other female or walked in on both her partner and this female. Cause if it was a couple bringing in a 3rd person, im sure the other person would be upset to find the other two together, when it wasnt something agreed upon)

    "fooled by pleasure
    losing control"

    "danger, heartache
    something has died
    long gone, pretending
    i'm leaving this time"

    This expresses the point of having enough, facing the reality that things would just not work, losing trust and knowing the love is gone, and admitting that this time she is gonna just leave entirely.

    "oh oh oh, i got a rocket
    oh oh oh, you're going on it
    oh oh oh, you're never coming back"

    This explains itself. Basically she is so through with this man that there is no way, she would give in and let him back in, she is so far gone.

    ---Again this was just my opinion of the song, and I had never heard it before till recently, the first time i heard it that scenario popped up in my mind, and even afterward when I heard it over and over to see if it would change, it never did in my mind. But of course besides that I could easily say its a song about a relationship that has just gone wrong due to a guy cheating, and him being dishonest and not trusted, so she is leaving him----Guess my mind wanted the song to seem a little more interesting then just the basic stuff that is usually in songs :)
    goldenphoenix24on August 22, 2011   Link

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