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What the...?  

To the Top!

I am a human rocket
On a mission of deployment
I've been cocked and loaded
Ready for the culmination
I am a human missile
Guided by a secret agenda that commands my every thought and deed
And wills me on my way

I am a human rocket
On a mission of redemption
I've been cocked and loaded, primed by everything I know
I am a human missile
Guided by a secret voice that commands my every action
And wills me on my way

There is no turning back, there are no second thoughts
First things first and all things fair, be it love or war, they say
There is no plan named B on the land in the air or on the sea
That is what's supposed to be
My duty now awaits me

I am a human rocket
On a mission of instruction
I've been primed and programmed since the beginning of time
I am a human missile
Guided by a secret master
That commands my every motion
And wills me on my way

I've found my target,
I've reached my co-ordinates
I'm set to detonate and resonate
The final poem I will create
I've made a video
It tells a story, oh....
I guess it's time to go
Don't forget to rewind!

I am a human rocket
On a mission of destruction
I've been locked and loaded
And ready for the confirmation
I am a human missile
Guided by a secret perfection that commands my full conviction
And wills me on my way

Large parts of the experience will go by unnoticed
We are all distracted by the lights and sounds of everything and nothing
Did you remember the breath you took when I let you off the hook?
And sent you swimming away back into your cell?

I am a human rocket
On a mission of reduction
I've been cocked and loaded
Since the dawn of time
I am a human missile
Guided by a secret voice that commands my every thought and deed
And wills me on my righteous way

—Devo, "Human Rocket", Something for Everybody

Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:21 -0700