During President Donald Trump’s address at the United Nations Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was dubbed “Rocket Man” on “a suicide mission.” Elton John’s iconic song “Rocket Man” was the first thing to come to mind for many who heard the speech.
- Kim was quick to fire back in what is currently (and thankfully) a war of words. Kim called Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and claimed the U.S. will witness the highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history."
- The president touted American sovereignty in his address and made threats against the rogue nation asserting, "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
- In a rare first-person statement printed on the front pages of North Korean newspapers and broadcast on state television, Kim accused the president of being a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” who “denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world."
In today's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed" Pat brought up the president's use of "Rocket Man" to describe the crazed North Korean leader which led to a hilarious segment of about misquoted song lyrics.
"It's demeaning to the office of the presidency to even stoop to that in a speech to the U.N.," said Pat. "Maybe in a tweet, but even then. 'Rocket Man' is complimentary. 'Rocket Man's' an Elton John song. Which you got me thinking: the lyric in that, I always thought, was 'burning up the streets of evermore' which I didn't understand what that was necessarily, but it's Elton John."
After some research, Pat figured out what the lyrics are to that verse in Elton John's "Rocket Man" and took several calls from listeners who shared what songs they've been misquoting.