Though I’ve passed 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?
David Bowie, “Space Oddity”
I read the lyrics in an English textbook in middle school (I don’t think I’d even paid attention to the song before, at that point) and I ended up distracting the class cos I was looking all sad at the book. So my teacher, very patiently, asked me to read what I was reading to the class. And we all had a collective “Awwww!” moment. I always think of that, when I hear this song.
- 17th May