"Silver Rocket" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....
Snake in it, jack into the wall
TV amp on fire, blowin' in the hall
Gun your sled, close your peeping toms
Turbo organizer crankin' on the knob

You got it
Yeah, ride the silver rocket
Can't stop it
Burnin' hole in your pocket

Hit the power, psycho helmets on
You got to splice your halo, take it to a moon
Nymphoid clamor, fuelling up the hammer
You got to fake out the robot and pulse up the zoom

You got it
Yeah, ride the silver rocket
Can't stop it
Burnin' hole in your pocket

I can't forget the flashing, can't forget the smashing
The sending and the bending, the atmosphere re-entry
You gotta have the time, got a letter in your mind
Gotta heart injection that you got yourself a line

You got it
Yeah, ride the silver rocket
I can't stop it
Burnin' hole in your pocket


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  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs. The TV video on their website is ridiculous. The noise breakdown is one of the best guitar pieces in history. Well, it's my favorite at least.
    acousticrock87on April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about heroin. The silver rocket is the syringe. its a bad habit that jades you while taking you to other worlds. The surreal transcendental imagery echoes William Burroughs, who they would later collaborate with.
    BenUsheron February 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNO....
    COMMENTS?!!!!?
    BAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
    THIS SONG ROCKS!
    ILOVELIFEon December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBah... hum... bug...
    hippie-chickon December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe giutar on this song is amazing, i also love thurstons choppy vocals. GREAT SONG!
    necktickon July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best off DN, I'd say. The riff is great, and the instrumental bridge building up to the second verse is amazing.
    mammadaddioon March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I can't forget the smashing, can't forget the crashing. The sending and the bending, the ampisphere re-entry..." Have cooler lyrics EVER exsisted??? ANYWHERE???!!!
    rocket426on March 28, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I can't forget the smashing, can't forget the crashing. The sending and the bending, the ampisphere re-entry..." Have cooler lyrics EVER exsisted??? ANYWHERE???!!!
    rocket426on March 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok we all know sonic youth is amazing i don't wanna hear a dozen comments about it. anyone know the comments should interpret the lyrics? anyway since i couldn't figure out anything from the other geniuses i will say that this song is dedicated to Thurston's deceased friend Andy Warhol who was a supporter of the pop art movement. lyrics flow suprisingly well and seem to be an artistic tribute. obviously a punk song, it seems to attack NASA for spending too much government funds for seemingly useless missions...("can't stop it, burning a hole in yr pocket")
    fenderjazz1on July 16, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthe trashy part in the mid is just...awesome....neat...wooot
    Hammleton March 25, 2006   Link

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