Supersonic Rocket Ship

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Let me take you on a little trip
My supersonic ship's at your disposal
If you feel so inclined. Well alright.
We're gonna travel faster than light
So do up your overcoat tight
And you'll go anywhere you want to decide. Well alright.
Too many people side by side
Got no place to hide.

On my supersonic rocket ship
Nobody has to be hip
Nobody needs to be out of sight. Out of sight.
Nobody's gonna travel second class
There'll be equality
And no suppression of minorities. Well alright.
We'll take this planet, shake it round
And turn it upside down.
My supersonic rocket ship.

It ain't no magic, ain't no lie,
You'll laugh so loud you'll cry.
Up and down, round and round
On my supersonic rocket ship.

Let me take you on a little trip
My supersonic ship's at your disposal
If you feel so inclined. Well alright.
Nobody's gonna travel second class
There'll be equality
And no suppression of minorities. Well alright.
Let me take you on a little trip
On my supersonic rocket ship.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, original ruined version (first few bars accidentally erased by the engineer), recorded Feb 1972 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
Backtrackin' (The Definitive Double Album Collection) 6 Dec, 1985 UK Starblend TRACK 1 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Backtrackin' - Volume Two Jun 1986 UK Starblend CD TRACK 1/2 CD

stereo mix (3:30), recorded Mar 1972 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
Supersonic Rocket Ship/You Don't Know My Name 5 May, 1972 UK RCA Victor RCA 2211 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Everybody's In Show-Biz 25 Aug, 1972 USA RCA Victor VPS 6065 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Everybody's In Show-Biz, Everybody's A Star 1 Sep, 1972 UK RCA Victor DPS 2035 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Supersonic Rocket Ship/You Don't Know My Name Sep 1972 USA RCA Victor 74-0807 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Everybody's In Show-Biz 1973 Brazil RCA Victor (RCA Electronica) 104.7016 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Everybody's In Show-Biz 26 Jun, 1990 USA Rhino R2 70935 CD
Everybody's In Show-Biz 14 Jul, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79720-2 CD
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Everybody's In Show-Biz 20 May, 2003 USA Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs UDSACD 2010 SACD (hybrid)
Everybody's In Show-Biz 7 Nov, 2006 USA Konk/Koch VEL-SC-79816 SACD (hybrid)
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
Everybody's In Show-Biz 21 Jun, 2010 UK Konk/Koch/Universal Music 2738353 CD
Waterloo Sunset - The Very Best Of The Kinks & Ray Davies 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 371 248-9 2 CD set
The Essential Kinks 14 Oct 2014 USA RCA/Arista/Legacy (Sony Music) 88843066622 2 CD set

mono mix, BBC recording (3:25), recorded 5 May, 1972 at Studio T1, Transcription Service, Kensington House, London
The Kinks At The BBC - Radio & TV Sessions And Concerts: 1964-1994 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 279 721-8 Multi CD box set

stereo mix, Karaoke instrumental by unknown musicians, recorded around 1999
Legends Series Volume 38 - The Kinks about 1999 Taiwan Legends 038 CD


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