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Major Tom

Lyrics

Standing there alone, the ship is waiting
All systems are go, are you sure?
Control is not convinced but the computer has the evidence
No need to abort, the countdown starts
full lyrics
Standing there alone, the ship is waiting
All systems are go, are you sure?
Control is not convinced but the computer has the evidence
No need to abort, the countdown starts
full lyrics

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
electronica influences
repetitive melodic phrasing
a vocal-centric aesthetic
minor key tonality
prominent use of synth
vocal harmonies

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Reminds me of wildboyz
Not a fan of cover versions in general but this is actually pretty good.
christopher. c o p p i n
Good song, brought me to STG, so it did it's job. Worst album art ever though Pandora. I want to thumbs down this song purely for the half naked dude. And before you get your Feminist feelings in a kur-fluffle, I don't like the girly ones either.
Nice cover. Very intriguing rhythm
Great remake, nothing beats the original, but this is the way to do it.
tamikonjbets y
Love the original way more but for a cover is really good.
The original is way better in my opinion
It takes some time, but I've got it down, now. The rhythm and rhyming pattern. It's quite unique.
The verses have a VERY tricky time signature. I can't get the rhythm at all.
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post you will die in 2 days. Now you've started to reading this don't stop now. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come up in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
Creepy.
kdforchrist
I've been trying to find this song for way too long!!!!!!!! ! ! !
Luv this song odly never knew what it was about
I love this song! *_* four three two one!
I've always loved this song, but I never knew what it was about. Sad... <3
You can get the meaning of the song by reading the lyrics...
It's an astronaut who had his re-entry from a mission botch and he skips off the atmosphere to either freeze or starve to death.
So can someone tell me what this song is about, & how he dies?
lol, props to getting rid of the aforemention e d album cover! I might have gay friends & be gay welcoming, but I wasn't keen to have the song playing while at work and the album cover showin' some greased up, bare chested young stud in leather (Kid you not!) with the album titled 'Gay Anthems'! lol
Thankfully they had some sense and changed the artwork back from the gay anthems compilation (yes seriously) to the actual art work. Who was the genius who green lit that change in the first place?
The song entry shows it's from the Major Tom (Radio Single) release, but the album art is for a different album released by a DJ who just collected a bunch of songs from other people. Come on, Pandora, don't be misrepresent i n g ! It's still a great song, anyway!
I had only heard it in the car commercial too and I really liked it. Nice to hear the whole ting.
thedragonmas t e r 1 3 1 3
this song is so good but so depressing.
This is a very unusual and poetic song :D love it!
lol, ever since I heard this version on a car commercial, I just can't help but think of the car commercial when I hear this song on Pandora.
hahaha yea
410658710
My head hurts from bobbing my head too much :I
jdrago75
~~gayle~~
This song is really fun !
ashes to ashes fun to funky we know major toms a junky
-david bowie
I just read the lyrics. What a sad song and a horrible way to die...
2bitgfx
Not a Bowie song. It's by Peter Shilling and is a sort of sequel. Pretty cool remake, but not a lot of new to listen too. I hope Pete got a nice Caddy...
bmneault
so that's where I've heard it.
I posted it and de-posted for the same reason,Brian , too many haters making too many bad jokes!
I work with a bunch of programmers who love to find any excuse to harp on their coworker. So a shirtless man on an album image gives them an excuse to give me a hard time :) Hence the comment I made. Those mean jerks :(
mattpdx1
Brian Engel intimidated by shirtless men.
I like this version, and have for a while... but I am not sure if I can support this song with the new album image .......
dvdfan2k
Love this song. First heard it in the Lincoln commercials.
lefflerjess
The original by David Bowie is even better than this re-make of a re-make, not to say this isn't good.
emlyn2
I like it.
I really like this song! =D I think its really pretty and has a nice quirky meaning to it.
tells an awesome story
Reminds me of Metal Gear Solid.
Reminds me of GLaDOS
Peter Schilling wrote it based on the David Bowie song "Space Oddity."
And by 'not a bad song,' I mean I quite like it.
I'm getting a serious Space Oddity (Bowie) vibe off the lyrics here. Not a bad song, though.
Not really a fan of Shiny Toy Guns, but this song is actually pretty good.
love the chorus.
so whats with the artwork...
hahaha that's some funny s**t Peter
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