Three Versions of Rocket Man

My good friend , the founding father of Truckin’, author of Lost Vegas and slave of the cannibal goddess tipped me off about Taupin & Elton John’s Rocket Man, in the infamous 1978 version by William Shatner. I don’t know about you but I think it’s better than the original. Here are 3 different versions for your amusement:

Rocket Man LIVE by Elton John (1976)

Rocket Man by William Shatner (1978)

Rocket Man Shatner-version performed by Stewie Griffin

Rocket Man lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin:

She packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero hour nine a.m.
And Im gonna be high as a kite by then
I miss the earth so much I miss my wife
Its lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight

And I think its gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
Im not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no Im a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

Mars aint the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact its cold as hell
And theres no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I dont understand
Its just my job five days a week
A rocket man, a rocket man
And I think its gonna be a long long time…

The song’s epic, lyrics are great, and can you spell David Bowie?

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