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Silver Rocket
performed by Sonic Youth
appears on:
Daydream Nation (1988) track 2
Silver Rocket 7" (1988)track 1
Teen Age Riot 7"/12"/CD single (1988) track 2
Sonic Youth / Miracle Workers: Silver Rocket / Slow Death 7" (1988) track 1, live version (This came with a Spanish magazine titled Le Herencia De Los Munster)

The second track on Daydream Nation, Silver Rocket displays a strong punkish feel with a reasonably quick tempo and short punchy riffs. Over the instrumentation the vocals are sharply spat out in quick succession with the choruses being the only parts that are easily understood. After the second chorus the song shifts abruptly into a squall of noise through which the original guitar line is barely heard until returning shortly before the beginning of the third stanza.

Snake in it
jack into the wall
TV amp on fire
blowin' in the hall
gun yr. sled
close yr. peeping toms
turbo organizer
crankin' on the knob

You got it
yeh ride the silver rocket
can't stop it
burnin hole in yr pocket

hit the power
psycho helmets on
you got to splice yr. halo
take it to a moon
nymphoid clamor
fuelling up the hammer
you got to fake out the robot
and pulse up the zoom

You got it
yeh ride the silver rocket
can't stop it
burnin hole in yr pocket

can't forget the flashing
can't forget the smashing
the sending and the bending
the ampisphere re-entry
You gotta have the time
Got a letter in your mind
Gotta heart injection
That you got yourself a line

You got it
yeh ride the silver rocket
can't stop it
burnin hole in yr pocket 

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