Friday Song Of The Day – Space Oddity

This week I bring you Space Oddity by David Bowie. This song appeared on his album by the same title, Space Oddity in 1972. Actually it first appeared in the U.K. in 1969 on the album with the same title and was later re-released in the US.

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 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 in my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can do….

Quoted from LyricWiki.org

Finally here is the original music video to the song. Pretty cool. Click through to the site if you cannot see the video.