Desdemona’s Building A Rocket Ship

by Jimmy Buffett, Roger Guth, Russ Kunkel, Peter Mayer, and Jim Mayer

from the album Banana Wind


Lyrics

Desdemona’s building a rocket ship
Desdemona’s going away
Desdemona’s building a rocket ship
blasting off today
She’s got a passion for cookies
A crew full of rookies
It’s gonna be a helluva blow
Desdemona’s building a rocket ship
And I’ve got to go

A woman on a mission
Quite familiar with quasars
Her heart is in the kitchen
But her soul is in the stars
Crystal clear on logic but short on expertise
This is a very ancient puzzle
She feels herself a piece

Desdemona’s building a rocket ship
Desdemona’s going away
Desdemona’s building a rocket ship
Blasting off today
She’s got a passion for cookies
A crew full of rookies
It’s gonna be a helluva blow
Desdemona’s building a rocket ship
Guess I’ve got to go

She was down in Puerto Rico
Doin’ a scientist
True, he was no geek
Though she was taken with his kiss
It was under a giant telescope
Where she heard the calling voice
It came screaming through the light years
She never had a choice

Pleiades callin’ her home
Seven Sisters
She hears her distant Sisters
Pleiades callin’ me home
Seven Sisters
She hears her Seven Sisters

Pleiades callin’ her home
Seven Sisters, she hears her distant sisters
Pleiades callin’ me home
Seven Sisters, she hears her Seven Sisters

A woman on a mission
Quite familiar with quasars
Her heart is in the kitchen
But her soul is in the stars
Her engines fuel with logic
And navigation expertise
It’s very distant puzzle
She’s gonna get her piece
Desdemona’s building a rocket ship
Desdemona’s going away

Desdemona’s building a rocket ship
Blasting off today
She’s got a passion for cookies
A crew full of rookies
It’s gonna be a helluva blow
Desdemona’s building a rocket ship
I’ve just got to go

Seven Sisters
She hears her distant Sisters
Seven Sisters
She hears the Seven Sisters

Pleiades callin’ her home
Seven Sisters
She hears her distant Sisters
Pleiades callin’ me home
Seven Sisters
She hears her Seven Sisters
Pleiades callin’ her home
Seven Sisters
She hears her distant Sisters
Pleiades callin’ me home