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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 ‘til 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

And I think it's gonna be a long, long time ‘til 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 ‘til 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

And I think it's gonna be a long, long time ‘til 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

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



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  • deathmyfriend
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    deathmyfriendMay 3, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    Hey repse. Grow up! He's awesome! Why don't you learn to show sum respect to gay people?! R u mad because he has a bf?
  • 58whit
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    58whitApr 28, 2010 at 1:54 am
    Hey XXRepseVXX, it should not matter to you, unless you are just jelouse. Give it a break, he is a great artist. Next you will be telling me that you dont like Gomer Pyle!!!
  • U
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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2014 at 9:46 pm
    Based on the Bradbury short story "The Rocket Man," John and Taupin's 1972 classic features thematic elements that the writer addressed throughout his work, including the ways in which humans react to the isolation of space travel. "She packed my bags last night pre-flight," sings John, an echo of Bradbury's plot, in which an astronaut leaves his wife and son on Earth as he travels through outer space.
  • U
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    UnregisteredDec 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    I think its about eltons time as a bisexual and his way of saying he's tired of the heterosexual lifestyle and tired of keeping his gay lifestyle hidden from his girlfriend at the time and its his way of saying to the media and fans saying no i'm a rocketman i prefer cock ''rocketman" was a closeted way of saying ur gay without offending the biggoted heterosexuals out there and hey its just my take on this song cause back in the 60's and seventies u couldn't come out and just say hey i'm gay u'd lose half of ur sales at least maybe more this was just a sneaky artistic way of saying that
  • n
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    number2twinJan 15, 2009 at 7:01 am
    So what if he's gay!! Why should his sexual preference matter? He's a wonderful artist whose given us so much good music for almost 40 yrs.

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