Rocket Man

Posted March 10th, 2018 by admin

Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. What does this song mean to you? I always thought he was singing fuel rocket Man not fuse.

But the meaning is the same. Its about a guy who feels isolated in his life and likely is doing drugs to get by. Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Bernard J. Song Discussions is protected by U. Elton John and Bernie Taupin and originally performed by John. The song first appeared on John’s 1972 album Honky Château and became a hit single, rising to No.

2 in the UK and No. Rolling Stone lists it as No. 245 of its 500 greatest songs of all time. The song describes a Mars-bound astronaut’s mixed feelings at leaving his family in order to do his job.

Rosenthal’s account goes on to relate that the notion of astronauts no longer being perceived as heroes, but in fact as an “everyday occupation”, led Taupin to the song’s opening lines: “She packed my bags last night, pre-flight. And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then. 245 in the list’s 2010 revision. Pearls Before Swine on their 1970 album The Use of Ashes. The song has been a staple of John’s concerts. Among numerous other performances, John played “Rocket Man” at the launch site of Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998.

The song includes the line, “”And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then”. The website Schmoop commented, “The phrase “high as a kite” is a common idiom almost always used to refer to drug use. All songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Mercury EP “Remixed,” along with four other remixes of Elton recordings. From the age of 11, Elton John was my biggest hero.

When I asked to be involved in this project and was given the choice of a track it was like being asked ‘would you like to fulfill a dream? 12 in the Portuguese Top 20. David Fonseca’s third album Dreams in Colour released in 2007 and on the Dreams in Colour: Tour Edition released in 2008. This article contains a list of miscellaneous information. Please relocate any relevant information into other sections or articles. At the 5th Saturn Awards Ceremony, which aired as the Science Fiction Film Awards in January 1978, Taupin introduced William Shatner’s spoken word interpretation of the song. Hank Marvin did an instrumental of the song on his 1993 album Heartbeat.

The John Tesh Project featuring Brandon Fields on saxophone, covered the song from their 1997 album “Sax All Night. Punk rock cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes performed the song on their 1997 debut album, Have a Ball, and it is a staple of their live shows. The Nixons performed the song regularly at concerts and included a studio-recorded version on their 1999 EP Scrapbook. Post hardcore act Boysetsfire covered the track for their 2001 EP, Suckerpunch Training.

It was also listed on the track listing to their rarities album, Before the Eulogy but did not actually appear on the recording. The free MP3 is available online. A live cover can be found on some pressings of the Jason Mraz album Mr. Canadian singer Sylvain Cossette covered the song as his third single off the album 70s, released in 2007. Wocket Man,” about the 2013 Korean crisis.

Gin Blossoms covered this song from their 1st live album, Live In Concert, released in 2009. On 13 November 2010, Aiden Grimshaw, a contestant of The X Factor, sang Rocket Man. Matthew Morrison, from Glee, recorded a duet of the song with Elton John on his eponymous debut album in 2011. Mike Posner recorded a cover for his mixtape, The Layover, featuring a rap verse from Bun B. Featured on the album Bluegrass Tribute to Classic Rock in 2007, performed by Iron Horse. Comedy band Ninja Sex Party covered the song for their 2017 cover album Under the Covers: Volume II, and released a music video to accompany it on 19 October 2017. Country music quartet Little Big Town covered the song as part of the 2018 tribute album Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.