That Novenber night, looking up into the sky. You said "Hey wish that was me up there It's the biggest rocket I could find And it's holding the night in its arms If for only a moment. I can't see the look in its eyes But I'm sure it must be laughing." But it seemed to me the saddest thing I'd ever seen And I thought you were crazy wishing such a thing.
I saw only a stick on fire Alone on its journey Home to the quickening ground With no one there to catch it.
I put on my pointed hat And my black and silver suit And I check my gunpowder pack And I strap the stick on my back And dressed as a rocket on Waterloo Bridge Nobody seemed to see me Then with the fuse in my hand And now shooting into the night And still as a rocket I land in the river.
Was it me said you were crazy? I put on my cloudiest suit Size 5 lightening boots too 'Coz I am a rocket On fire Look at me go with my tail on fire With my tail on fire On fire Hey, look at me go, look at me