Rocket Man Lyrics

Elton John


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Elton John, Bernard J.p. Taupin
album: Track 6 in album Greatest Hits
release date: 1974-11-4
popularity : 888 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop Stage & Screen
styles: Vocal/Pop Rock/Ballad/Rock & Roll
length: 4:42
producer: Gus Dudgeon
drums: Nigel Olsson
piano: Elton John
lead vocals: Elton John
engineer: Ken Scott
background vocals: Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone and Nigel Olsson
guitar: Davey Johnstone
synthesizer: David Hentschel
bass guitar: Dee Murray
composer: Elton John
lyricist: Bernie Taupin

Cover Art

Elton John Greatest Hits cover art
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She packed my bags last night, preflight
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 touchdown brings me 'round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Ah, no no no
I'm a rocket man
Rocket man
Burnin' 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
Rocket Man

And I think it's gonna be a long, long, time
'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Ah, no no no

And I think it's gonna be a long, long, time
'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Ah, no no no...
I'm a rocket man
Rocket man
Burnin' 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

Long, long, time
Long, long, time

Ah, no, no, no...
Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no...


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Your Song
  • 2 Daniel
  • 3 Honky Cat
  • 4 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • 5 Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  • 6 Rocket Man
  • 7 Candle In The Wind
  • 8 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  • 9 Border Song
  • 10 Crocodile Rock