Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom (ten, nine, eight, seven, six)
Commencing countdown, engines on (five, four, three)
Check ignition and may God's love be with you (two, one, 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 a most 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 one hundred thousand 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"


Lyrics submitted by Novartza, edited by m33rkat, milomojo330

Space Oddity Lyrics as written by David Bowie

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    My InterpretationMajor tom goes up in space and there he is stunned by the beauty of it all. Infinity of it. Yet the man on the radio is bugging him about something as petty as manufacturer of his shirt. He realises how much is everything going on down there on earth petty, mundane, everyday, and unimportant. He decides to let go. To let go of everything. He has found his peace. He no longer cares for anything else but simply being. Nothing really matters to him anymore. He shuts down all the instruments on board and panicky "Can you hear me major tom!" from operator down there is barely worth his answer. Up there where no one can reach him. He's free from all the tasks, orders, deadlines, bills that people are forced to deal with on everyday basis. He chooses to be free of all the burdens and all the worries of life. Perfectly content and at peace.....
    Turtle1631991on January 23, 2012   Link

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