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Space Oddity - The Song

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Words and music by David Bowie.

Lyrics

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

Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may God's love be with you

(spoken)
Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, 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."

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