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Desdemona’s Building A Rocket Ship
Written by: Jimmy Buffett/Roger Guth/Russ Kunkel/Peter Mayer/Jim Mayer
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Banana Wind (1996)

Lyrics:
(Chorus)
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

(Chorus)
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 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
Seven Sisters, she hears her distant Sisters
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
Pleiades callin' her home
Seven Sisters, she hears her distant Sisters
Pleiades callin' me home

Shows Played At:
05-03-1997: Sandstone Amphitheatre – Kansas City, KS
05-02-1997: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
03-02-1997: Nashville Arena – Nashville, TN
03-01-1997: Thompson Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN
02-22-1997: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
10-09-1996: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-28-1996: The Gorge – George, WA
09-18-1996: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
08-30-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-25-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-17-1996: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-09-1996: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
08-06-1996: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-23-1996: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-18-1996: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
05-30-1996: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
05-29-1996: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
Number of Shows: 17