[Image: 'Goliath' Front Cover]



I'm building a rocket
Been working so hard
Getting ready to rocket
Straight outta my backyard

I'm building a rocket
It's bigger than me
It's my gift to your future
My mega legacy

Ready, aim
The stars are aligning
Ready, aim
I've been sweating a lot
But I persevere
The hopes of a nation ride
Everybody gets one moonshot

I'm building a rocket
The neighbors are tense
When they point and they laugh
I don't even take offense

Ready, aim
A quiet confidence
Has been my mark
Since I was a tot
I've been sent here
To show you people how
Everybody gets one moonshot

I'm building a rocket
It's totally mine
It'll spell out my name
Where the sun don't ever shine

My motives are pure
I've untangled the knots
I'm ready for sure, Lord
Now give me all you've got

May the planets align for you
Hold steady and taut
If you're face down
In desperation, know
Everybody gets one moonshot

I'm building a rocket
It's not about me
You'll be thanking me after
I've saved humanity

I took steel and a feather
And welded them together
I took hellfire and ice
And made them play nice

Recorded Appearances

About The Song

From Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil's 'Moonshot' Song Premiere, November 10th, 2014:

In describing "Moonshot," Taylor said the song is about "the fine line between ambition and insanity. The character in the song is extremely ambitious, and yet at a certain point, you start wondering if he is off his meds. I think that any of us who are involved in the arts live that fine line daily." When asked where Taylor falls, he quipped "I think as a band, we are very ambitious, but I think we go over that insane line more than once."

From Goliath: A Song By Song Description,, November 17th, 2014:

Are we in a place in music history where Prince-ian is as allowable as Beatlesque? (Because evidently we can't rip off Marvin Gaye anymore.) If so, this track has two godfathers: Prince and the Pixies. Lyrically, so many experiences I've had are a mix of wild ambition tempered with complete delusion. Then when a few delusions actually go your way, you become more delusional, thinking that's how it's always going to go. Those of us working in the arts, whether it's music or movie-making, attach a lot of importance, and, usually, self-importance, to the work we're doing, as if the hopes of a nation ride on the outcome--I think it's because if we didn't, we'd never finish anything. I have a great friend and filmmaking mentor who often reminds me, "There's no such thing as an entertainment emergency."