Feeling all alone in the world. Kind of a painful freedom. He misses 'the earth' this could just be a metaphor for his home. The performance built up a cult following, and was parodied on the U. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing13. The song has been a staple of John's concerts. Please any relevant information into other sections or articles.
The meaning of the words to this song on a page would read like an experience of a famous astronaut. All Quiet On The Western Front15. The space program was in full force at that time and musicians were capitalizing on the popularity. I think that this background must had influenced them more or less. Anyhow, I would think this would cover Elton John, Taupin, anyone's parent who flies away regularly for business and loves what they do. He is on an airline jet reflecting on how this is all not really worth it.
I think the song, like Bradbury's story is about distant fathers and a conflict between love of a job and love of family. It is noteworthy that both songs have quite similar themes. Please or to post comments. The band was active from 1965 to 1974. This is a drugs song as addmitted by Taupin. It was published as part of the anthology The Illustrated Man in 1951. And I'm gonna be high as a kite by then.
Seems like a clunker to me, anyone else? Maybe he's talking about the pure oxygen he's breathing. Keep memory as 4 we all do everyday. It's not about drugs well, maybe a little. The label was named after this song. He didn't write any of the lyrics, Bernie Taupin did! Therefore he is 'out in space' for '5 days a week'. .
Mark Powell, is baffled by this cheerfully confident man, Prot's description of life on a planet 1000 light years away awakens a sense of possibility among the other patients. Rocket man is one of the songs where it shows!! I could cite other examples, but you get the idea: People are just going through the motions; the enthusiasm and giddiness of youth have turned into the hangover of being a middle-aged functionary. The Apollo program in 72' used the Saturn V vehicle to reach orbit, and that rocket stood over 300' on the launchpad. I mean there are clearly references to drugs, but Its not really the main focus. But then he overcomes this phase and he starts to enjoy the new situation and the possibility it offers - the different life style, the possibility of being on one´s own, free, without having to look after the family. 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 'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find I'm not the man they think I am at home Ah, no no no. This song is not only a beautiful, mournful serenade to the strange pain of mortal pleasure, but an inspirational call to break free of the binds the pleasure can impose on the lost soul that otherwise has no other recourse but self-destruction.
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 'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find I'm not the man they think I am at home Ah, no no no. He's not the man they think he is. He earned the nickname because of his outstanding fastball, but later came under scrutiny when the league learned that his rocket fuel may have been steroids. At first glance, you would not think very much of them, but in their world, they are kings. No, it's not about a business guy away from home. Being in space is the metaphor for being away from what is important. Anyone who's been hooked on drugs can easily see the meaning of this.
Rocket man really is about an astronaut, but the situation it describes can be experienced not only by astronauts, but any business traveller. The song first describes the travel preparations? I'm super excited to announce that I am Elton John's official body double for his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' world tour launch promo video! But after thinking about it, I had to come to the conclusion that it doesn't represent drug use to me. CamboriÃº, BrazilOnly the artist that created a piece is qualified to impose a certain interpretation of it, and if he abstains, then that means that the song is intended to speak to each person according to their own vision. As the days before Prot's announced departure from earth race by, Dr. It's a simple, clear, straightforward song about a spaceman. It is also known for being the first song in John's catalog to feature what would become the signature backing vocal combination of his band at the time, , and.
And the last I checked, Bernie was straight. This then accidentally created Christianity. Hi everyone, Rus Anderson here. One such astronaut goes off into space for three months at a time, only returning to earth for three consecutive days to spend time with his wife and son. 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 'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find I'm not the man they think I am at home Ah, no no no.
In an interview in Billboard magazine, Taupin acknowledged that the song, written by , had been a direct inspiration for his own lyrics. Archived from on 26 July 2009. A trip to mars would take nearly a year, round trip. Jim Bobs Music Massacre Podcast. A couple in a Passat can correctly interpret the words thanks to the car's premium sound system, and all is well.
This has nothing to do with anything else. That's the sign of a masterpiece. Archived from on 4 December 2008. I think that this remarkable thing made people surprised including musicians a lot! His wife and son become so overcome by sorrow that they spend the rest of their lives avoiding the sun. Are You Ready for LoveElton John Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.