"Big Dumb Rocket" as written by and Maida/lanni....
I've never seen your breath before
But I'm disgusted by the thought of
Waiting anymore
If I look up in your eyes
Will you notice me or notice it or
Fade into this accident
I don't want to find
The big dumb rocket on your mind
Its mostly you and mostly me
And a tired gun that's not empty
I've never been this sad before
But I'm disgusted by my fingertips
And what they've done
If I look into your eyes
If it must be true you must believe
I've never held such violent things
I've never talked to God before tonight
But I'm disgusted by


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    General Comment"This song is a true story about a friend of mine. We were down south staying at a friend's house and this one person had a really cool looking gun. He told me it was a Beretta. It's like a handgun, a real gun, right? So my friend is in the garage or is out in the back or something and I'm playing with this gun. I used to be this super huge Starsky and Hutch fan. So I'm holding the gun thinking I'm pretty cool I guess. I take the clip out because I don't want to hurt anyone obviously. So I put the clip back in the box thinking, I'm fine. So I go and sneak behind this corner and I can see him with my left eye and I'm gonna scare him when he comes by. So my left eye can see him, and my left eye sees him turning the corner, and I'm holding the gun like this, like Starsky would. And he comes around the corner and I say Bang! and he falls and he's almost in tears. He's laughing and crying, he's not sure what to do. I just pointed a gun at my best friend, alright? But everything's okay because I took the clip out. But I guess these Beretta's are famous for having 13 bullets and there's a bullet still in the chamber." Raine Maida
    onceagainon August 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the time Raine and his friend were kids playing with a gun. Raine didn't know it was loaded and it went off. The song is set in the moment right after the gun went off and Raine doesn't know if his friend is ok. Hes waited for his next breath to tell him that hes ok and hes praying to God for help, although he never has before.
    egoat711on December 11, 2001   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere that this song was written about Raine having homicidal urges to kill his friend but I guess they just got the story mixed up. anyways I think it's an awesome song.
    chotee666on May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey yeah, that makes sense. the big dumb rocket is the bullet. whoa, i've been wondering about that for a while. big dumb rocket never made sense. raine really has a different way of using words.
    staplegunshyon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI thought this song was about Raine holding a gun for the first time and seeing his friend and wondering what it would be like to fire the gun. Then he talks about how disgusted he is with himself and how he's never felt like this before. He hates knowing that he is holding something that could kill someone and feeling like he could use it. He wants his friend to believe that he has never had these thoughts before and that he has never held a gun, ready to shoot, before.
    olpgurl21on July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti read a quote from raine that it was about this time his best friend was in the shower, and raine snuck in w/ a baretta pistol, but he had taken the clip out, and when his friend stepped out of the shower, he yelled "BANG!" and it dropped his friend to the floor...then raine held the gun to his friend's head, and his friend yelled "don't you know a baretta has 13 bullets and one in the chamber?!", it never said if he pulled the trigger or not...the story just ended there...
    endersshadowon August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat's the quote...thanks onceagain
    endersshadowon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song ever written. <3 oh yes i love big dumb rocket.
    Alli-oh!on May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI completly understand the true meaning, the gun thing. But in my version, it's about someone that is too blinded by his surroundings that he can't see the obvious thing that is right in front of him. Oblivious. "the big dumb rocket on your mind" reprensents what the person's thinking about other than what is obvious. My opinion only! : )
    ladypeace24on June 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYa he never actually shot his friend, but he was damn close to it.
    McCluskeyon April 02, 2006   Link

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