Who Sang Rocket Man? Pearls Before Swine

Release information
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk/Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:07
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Lyrics
My father was a rocket man
He often went to Jupiter or Mercury, to Venus or to Mars
My mother and I would watch the sky
And wonder if a falling star
Was a ship becoming ashes with a rocket man inside

My mother and I
Never went out
Unless the sky was cloudy or the sun was blotted out
Or to escape the pain
We only went out when it rained

My father was a rocket man
He loved the world beyond the world, the sky beyond the sky
And on my mother's face, as lonely as the world in s___e
I could read the silent cry
That if my father fell into a star
We must not look upon that star again

My mother and I
Never went out
Unless the sky was cloudy or the sun was blotted out
Or to escape the pain
We only went out when it rained

Tears are often jewel-like
My mother's went unnoticed by my father, for his jewels were the stars
And in my father's eyes I knew he had to find
In the sanctity of distance something brighter than a star
One day they told us the sun had flared and taken him inside

My mother and I
Never went out
Unless the sky was cloudy or the sun was blotted out
Or to escape the pain
We only went out when it rained

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Jeweler
  • 2 From the Movie of the Same Name
  • 3 Rocket Man
  • 4 God Save the Child
  • 5 Song About a Rose
  • 6 Tell Me Why
  • 7 Margery
  • 8 The Old Man
  • 9 Riegal
  • 10 When the War Began

  • Release information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin