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Space Oddity

Friday, August 31, 2012

I always thought this was "Ground Control to Major Tom". According to the internet (various sources), it was a play on words from "2001: A Space Odyssey". Written and performed by David Bowie. It was used as background music for the moon landing - to which Bowie commented, "have they listened to the lyrics?"

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Ground control to Major Tom
Ground control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on


Ground control to Major Tom
(10, 9, 8, 7)
Commencing countdown, engines on
(6, 5, 4, 3)
Check ignition, and may God's love be with you
(2, 1, liftoff)


This is ground control to Major Tom,
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare


This is Major Tom to ground control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in the most of peculiar way
And the stars look very different today


For here am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue, and there's nothing I can do


Though I'm past 100,000 miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much, she knows


Ground control to Major Tom,
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Can you...


Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet Earth is blue, and there's nothing I can do...


Ground control to Major Tom,
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Can you...


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