The Rocket That Grandpa Rode Lyrics

Jimmy Buffett


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Mac Mcanally, Will Kimbrough, Peter Mayer, Roger Guth, Jimmy Buffett
album: Track 12 in album Songs From St. Somewhere
release date: 2013-8-20
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
length: 4:02

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There's an old gypsy mark
Made of glue and cloth
That lands and their horse'
An unusual event for those'
Who just stare at the future revealed.
Oh why oh why did he fly out of Ohio
All we knew the gens held the code
But taking to win is a haunting taunting thing
Just like that rocket that grandpa rode.

Chorus:
Yeah, on the rocket grandpa rode
Sounds like bragging but it's true
I'm not trying to bed time you
Shout out in the space and he said,
Look out down below!
Got love, that rocket grandpa rode!

And the kids turn the flying machines
With their arms opened wide like queens
But one solitary boy knows the plane is not a toy
I'm talking about the man on the moon!
I still remember July 69
We all got to stay home from school.
It start black and white, we followed the flight
And the whole world was in that capsule!

Chorus:
Yeah, on the rocket grandpa rode
Sounds like bragging but it's true
I'm not trying to bed time you
Oh, what a flight, you better look out down below!
Yeah, that's the rocket grandpa rode!

Space there and we met on this bus
An obese driver I don't trust
We're going to watch the shuttle fly away; last day.
And for some kids behind my seat
There's very special treat
More than just history on parade.
' they call it ' by all mean
Blood, sweat and tears were her thing'
She was a stairway to Heaven, oh Apollo 11
The rocket ship that grandpa rode.

Chorus:
Yeah, on the rocket grandpa rode
Sounds like bragging but it's true
I'm not trying to bed time you
.. enough from that to go we beat those comets to the moon
Yeah, on the rocket that grandpa rode
Yeah, on the rocket that grandpa rode

Thank you, Nial
Thank you, NASA!
Yeah, there's a rocket
Yeah, there's a rocket
Yeah, there's a rocket


Track Listing

  • 1 Somethin' 'Bout a Boat
  • 2 Einstein Was a Surfer
  • 3 Earl's Dead - Cadillac For Sale
  • 4 Too Drunk To Karaoke
  • 5 Serpentine
  • 6 Useless But Important Information
  • 7 I Want To Go Back To Cartagena
  • 8 Soulfully
  • 9 Rue de la Guitare
  • 10 I'm No Russian
  • 11 Tides
  • 12 The Rocket That Grandpa Rode
  • 13 I Wave Bye Bye
  • 14 Colour of the Sun
  • 15 Oldest Surfer On the Beach
  • 16 I Want To Go Back To Cartagena (Bonus Track) [with Fanny Lu]