ELTON: From Rocket Man to Hockey Man
Elton's "Rocket Man" has been reworked into "Lockout Man," a parody about the NHL lockout.
Elton John's "Rocket Man" is the basis for "Lockout Man," an ode to the NHL work stoppage and some of the players heading over to the European leagues. Performed by a couple of Canadians, the song was originally posted on Yahoo!'s Puck Daddy blog, and of course, has since gone viral.
The new lyrics are as follows: "I packed my bags last night pre-flight zero hour nine a.m. And I'm gonna be playing KHL by then I miss the NHL, I miss my life I had to buy my own insurance It's such an endless fight And I think it's gonna be a long long time till Bettman comes around again to find We're not the union from 04-05 Oh no no no I'm a lockout man Lockout man playing out the year here alone And I think it's gonna be a long long time Cause HRR should not be redefined And 57 is a share we like Oh no no no I'm a lockout man Lockout man playing out the year out here in Minsk Now ain't the kind of time to lose the year In fact it's dumb as hell There'll be no one left to watch us if you did And all these lockouts I don't understand Each seven years, like fallow land A lockout man, a lockout man And I think it's gonna be a long long time Till I touch down on regulation ice 5 million tax exempt I won't survive Oh no no no I'm a lockout man Lockout man burning down the wing on Dynamo And I think it's gonna be a long long time Till someone brings an end to labor strife I might just stay in Russia my whole life Oh no no no I'm a lockout man Lockout man taking someone's job out here in alone."