"Rocket Man" 

by Elton John/Bernie Taupin

(In 4/4 time. 4 bar piano Intro)

 

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 as this.

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

Oh no, no,

I'm a rocket man...

Rocket man,

Burnin' out his fuse

Up here alone (2x)

 

Mars ain't the kinda place

To raise your kids

In fact it's cold as ice

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

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

Oh no, no,

I'm a rocket man...

Rocket man,

Burnin' out his fuse

Up here alone (2x)

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

Oh no, no,

I'm a rocket man...

Rocket man,

Burnin' out his fuse

Up here alone (2x)