ROCKET MAN (I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG, LONG TIME)
Made famous by Elton John
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Piano and Vocals by Liam Cooper
Vocals recorded by Adam Jordan at Main Street Studios, Wollongong
Grand Piano recorded by Craig Willson at REC Studios, Sydney
Mixed and Mastered by Adam Jordan at Main Street Studios, Wollongong
Kate Bush released a cover of "Rocket Man" in 1991 as part of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin tribute album Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin. Her reggae-inflected version of "Rocket Man" was a commercial success, reaching #12 on the UK singles chart and #2 in Australia (held off the top spot by Julian Lennon's "Saltwater"). In 2007, the track won The Observer readers' award for Greatest Cover of all time. The B-side of the single was Bush's recording of another Elton John classic, "Candle in the Wind".
“From the age of 11, Elton John was my biggest hero. I loved his music, had all his albums and I hoped one day I'd play the piano like him (I still do). 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 fulfil a dream? would you like to be Rocket Man?’... yes, I would."
This is a fairly gentle dubstep re-edit.
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She packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero hour, 9am
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
And I think it's gonna be a long long time
Till touchdown brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no, I'm a rocket man
...Rocket man, burning out his fuse out here alone
Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it's cold as hell
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
A rocket man
A rocket man
And I think it's gonna be a long long time....