The Rocket Riders


The Rocket Riders is a novel-length riff on the classic Ray Bradbury short story titled “The Rocket Man.” While I seek out a publisher for The Rocket Riders, please enjoy some of the musical inspiration that fueled my journey.


Stage I:

Upward

“And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

‘Til touch down brings me ‘round again to find

I’m not the man they think I am at home.”

Rocket Man” by Elton John

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Stage II:

Wayward

“I can’t stand to fly

I’m not that naive

Men weren’t meant to ride

With clouds between their knees.”

Superman (It’s Not Easy)” by Five for Fighting

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Stage III:

Onward

“If you could soldier on

Headstrong into the storm

I’ll be here waiting on the other side …

‘Cause if you never leave home, never let go

You’ll never make it to the great unknown …”

Keep Your Eyes Open” by NeedToBreathe

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Coda

“I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,

I can see all obstacles in my way

Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind

It’s gonna be a bright, bright Sun-Shiny day.”

I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash

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End Credits

Short Trip Home” by Joshua Bell and Friends

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