Top Ten Songs About Space Travel, The Universe, & Alien Life Forms (page 9)
2. “Rocket Man”-[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Elton John[/lastfm]
“Rocket Man” includes some of our favorite lyrics of all time.
Basically, Elton John can do no wrong when he writes a narrative song. His melancholy lyrics for “Rocket Man” make the listener feel equally in touch with both the loneliness of space and the thrill:
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