This is a video (with lyrics) to Elton Johns "rocket man" song. In the late 60s and early 70s America was involved in a space race with the former Soviet Union. This was also a time of cultural change with music leading the was as what we call "rock and roll" began to emerge. I believe the song is a story told from the perspective of an astronaut who is preparing for space flight. I live less than 2 miles from NASAs Johnson Space Center, where many astronauts train, so this is something that really hits home for me.