rocket lyrics – andrew peterson

oh the sight of the mighty machine,
the iron shine of a golden dream.
on the edge of the ocean,
a potential explosion
stands so tall and so serene.
so serene.

i’ve got two little boys and a girl in bows.
we were first in line just to see the show,
to count down the seconds
as destiny beckons
into the arms of the astral glow.

and we’re gonna see a rocket,
we’re gonna see a rocket blast
through the last of the atmosphere,
oooo-oh, up and away to the great wide open,
adrift in an airless ocean,
in a bliss of mystical motion
–i’m stuck down here.
i’m stuck down here.

just look at the ground on the gr*ssy hill.
it’ll lift you up but it holds you still,
’cause gravity binds us
but glory defines us
–it’s the greater pull of a perfect will.
and they say the ground is gonna
quake and groan.
they say the sound’s
gonna shake my bones.
it’s so full of meaning,
alive and careening
into the grace of the great unknown.

we’re gonna see a rocket,
we’re gonna see a rocket blast
through the last of the atmosphere;
oooo-oh, up and away to the great wide open,
adrift in an airless ocean,
in a bliss of mystical motion
–i’m stuck down here.
i’m stuck down here.

we stood among the mult*tude,
we saw the rocket rise in a fiery hue.
it defied destruction to ride the eruption.
that i have found this much is true:
love alone can carry you
oh, love alone. love alone.
oh, love along can carry, carry you up
and away to the great wide open,
adrift in an endless ocean,
in a bliss of mystical motion.
i have found this much is true:
oh, love alone.
love alone can carry you.
oh, love alone can carry you.

up and away to the great wide open,
we’re gonna see a rocket,
we’re gonna see a rocket,
up and away to the great wide open,
we’re gonna see a rocket rise.

up and away to the great wide open,
we’re gonna see a rocket,
we’re gonna see a rocket,
up and away to the great wide open,
we’re gonna see a rocket rise…

/ andrew peterson lyrics