Metal Monday – David Bowie – Space Oddity

A little late with my Monday post due to some WordPress gremlins…

David Bowie needs little introduction. He was a great artist. Even while he knew he was on his way out, he still continued to record his last album Black Star that came out a few days just before or after his passing a few years ago. While I do not come out of a household that listened to his earlier works I learned of him during one of my google music trips. Space Oddity is not from the Black Star album, but it is probably the best known song by him. I o not know who major Tom as, but this song is great and it was playing in my head while I was reading a book of which a review will be up tomorrow. I dedicate this song to that as well as tying it in with my Space theme this month. I forgot to mention that with last week’s post. I’ll be looking into sharing a few songs around Space this month that might also lead in to next month as well. We see how it goes.

For now, please enjoy this good oldie.

Lyrics:

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

(Ten)
Ground Control
(Nine)
To Major Tom
(Eight, seven, six)
Commencing countdown
(Five)
Engines on
(Four, three, two)
Check ignition
(One)
And may God’s love
(Lift-off)
Be with you

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 heβ€”

Here am I floating ’round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do

13 thoughts on “Metal Monday – David Bowie – Space Oddity

      1. Well, as long as get to learn about him and hear his music, that’s the main thing.

        Last night, I was talking to my husband about how I enjoyed the B-52’s and he had no idea what I was talking about. He said that he missed a lot of pop culture and music when he was in college because he was so single-minded devoted to learning his trade and graduating on time. “No time like the present!” I told him and Youtubed up some Rock Lobster.

        I think I’m going to have to tell him about Ziggy Stardust tonight. πŸ™‚

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      2. His last album Blackstar sold me, that song alone was genius. Never heard of the B52’s apart from being the crafts that dropped fat boy and little man bombs…

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      3. I agree, I enjoyed that song and the album as well. It was quite a way for him to wrap up his music, I thought.

        That was the B-29; the B-52 came a bit after that. πŸ™‚

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      4. They are pretty quirky, off-beat, and fun, which is probably why I like them. I also went through a very short phase many years ago where I rocked a beehive in tribute to the band. πŸ™‚

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