#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Major Tom” – Shiny Toy Guns

SongLyricSunday

Okay, don’t hate me, but I’m sharing a REMAKE this week. Not just any remake, but the remake of a sequel to an original David Bowie song. Yep, you read that right. I know, I know… I’m not a fan of cruddy remakes, either, but I have found a few that I actually like over the years and this is one of them.

I enjoy most of Shiny Toy Guns’ stuff and when they did this remake of Peter Schilling’s Major Tom for the Lincoln MKZ commercial, they totally freaking nailed it. Apparently, it followed a remake of Bowie’s Space Oddity, but I haven’t heard that one, nor will I go looking for it. I mean, there’s remakes and then there’s messing with a legend. O_o

This week’s theme is: Earth

If you want to join in the fun or check out the other participant’s song choices, head over to Helen’s blog, This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time!

Enjoy…

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

Watching in a trance, the crew is certain
Nothing left to chance, all is working
Trying to relax up in the capsule, send me up a drink
Jokes Major Tom, the count goes on

Four, three, two, one
Earth below us drifting, falling
Floating weightless, calling, calling home

Second stage is cut, we’re now in orbit
Stabilizers up, running perfect
Starting to collect requested data
What will it affect when all is done thinks Major Tom

Back at ground control there is a problem
Go to rockets full, not responding
Hello Major Tom, are you receiving? Turn the thrusters on
We’re standing by, there’s no reply

Four, three, two, one
Earth below us drifting, falling
Floating weightless, calling, calling home

Across the stratosphere a final message
Give my wife my love then nothing more

Far beneath the ship the world is mourning
They don’t realize he’s alive
No one understands but Major Tom sees
Now the light commands
This is my home, I’m coming home

Earth below us drifting, falling
Floating weightless, calling home

Earth below us, drifting, falling
Floating weightless calling home

Earth below us, drifting, falling
Floating weightless, calling, calling home
Home, home, home, home, home

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Peter Schilling, David Harland Lodge
Lyrics found on Google
Lyrics Legal: Major Tom lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

I own no rights to this song, lyrics or video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

10 thoughts on “#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Major Tom” – Shiny Toy Guns

  1. Well, I do hate covers! ROFL!!

    You know I’m here to give you a bad time! 😂😂

    This actually isn’t bad!

    Do they always dress that way or just for their Bowie rendition?

    Going back to NICKLEBACK! 😍😍😍

    Alright, alright! I’m leaving…sheesh! 😂😂😂

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