XTC - Rocket From a Bottle Lyrics

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Birds beware, expect me up there
Me and air are feeling light today
Jets should hide, I'll fly alongside
Me and pride are bolted tight today

I've been set off by a pretty little girl

I'm like a rocket from a bottle shot free
I've been just explosive since you lit me
I've been up with the larks
I've been shooting off sparks

And I'm feeling in love

I'm a rocket from a bottle shot free
I've been just explosive since you kissed me
I've been up in the clouds
I've been shrugging off shrouds

And I'm feeling in love

Hate step back, my smile might just crack
Can't stop grins from going wide today
Hell look sharp, angels play your harp
I feel strong like the tide today
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Respectable Street
  • 2 Generals and Majors
  • 3 Living Through Another Cuba
  • 4 Love at First Sight
  • 5 Rocket From a Bottle
  • 6 No Language in Our Lungs
  • 7 Towers of London
  • 8 Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins)
  • 9 Burning With Optimism’s Flames
  • 10 Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)
  • 11 Travels in Nihilon


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: A. Partridge
    album: Track 5 in album Black Sea
    release date: 1980-9-12
    popularity : 100 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave
    length: 3:30
    producer: Steve Lillywhite
    lead vocals: Andy Partridge
    engineer: Hugh Padgham
    composer: Andy Partridge
    lyricist: Andy Partridge
    Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin