Michael Howitt

Lyricist Bernie Taupin said in a 2016 interview that the lyrics for this song were inspired by the short story “The Rocket Man” from the Ray Bradbury book called “The Illustrated Man”. The story was about how astronauts in the future would become an everyday job. The lyrics are often interpreted as a symbol of how rock stars are isolated from friends and family and live away from the real world. A cover of Elton John’s and Bernie Taupin’s “Rocket Man”.

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