Major Tom

Peter Schilling

About Major Tom

"Major Tom (Coming Home)" (German: Major Tom [völlig losgelöst], 'Major Tom [completely detached]') is a song by singer Peter Schilling from his album Error in the System. With a character unofficially related to "Major Tom", the protagonist of David Bowie's 1969 song "Space Oddity", the song is about the character being caught in an accident in space. The song was originally recorded in German and released in West Germany on January 3, 1983. It reached No. 1 in West Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The English version was first released in the United States on September 24, 1983. It reached No. 1 in Canada, No. 4 in South Africa and peaked at No. 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart the week of December 24, 1983. The English-language version of the song also reached No. 2 on the dance chart in the US. In 1994, Schilling made and released a remixed version along with Bomm Bastic, titled "Major Tom 94". Another remix was released in 2000, titled "Major Tom 2000", and yet another in 2003, titled "Major Tom 2003". 


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Gründlich durchgecheckt
Steht sie da
Und wartet auf den Start
Alles klar

Experten streiten sich
Um ein paar Daten 
Die Crew hat dann noch
Ein paar Fragen, doch
Der Countdown läuft

Effektivität
Bestimmt das Handeln
Man verlässt sich blind
Auf den andern

Jeder weiß genau
Was von ihm abhängt
Jeder ist im Stress
Doch Major Tom
Macht einen Scherz

Dann hebt er ab und!

Völlig losgelöst
Von der Erde
Schwebt das Raumschiff
Völlig schwerelos

Die Erdanziehungskraft
Ist überwunden,
Alles läuft perfekt
Schon seit Stunden

Wissenschaftliche
Experimente,
Doch was nützen die
Am Ende
Denkt sich Major Tom

Im Kontrollzentrum
Da wird man panisch
Der Kurs der Kapsel der
Stimmt ja gar nicht

Hallo Major Tom
Können Sie hören,
Wollen Sie das Projekt
Denn so zerstören?
Doch, er kann nichts hören
Er schwebt weiter

Völlig losgelöst
Von der Erde
Schwebt das Raumschiff
Völlig schwerelos

Die Erde schimmert blau
Sein letzter Funk kommt
Grüsst mir meine Frau!
Und er verstummt

Unten trauern noch
Die Egoisten,
Major Tom denkt sich
Wenn die wüssten
Mich führt hier ein Licht
Durch das All,
Das kennt ihr noch nicht
Ich komme bald
Mir wird kalt

Völlig losgelöst
Von der Erde
Schwebt das Raumschiff
Schwerelos

Völlig losgelöst
Von der Erde
Schwebt das Raumschiff
Schwerelos

Völlig losgelöst
Von der Erde
Schwebt das Raumschiff
Völlig schwerelo-s

Lo-o-o-o-s
Lo-o-o-o-s
Lo-o-o-o-s
Lo-o-o-o-s

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Peter Schilling

Peter Schilling (born Pierre Michael Schilling on January 28, 1956, Stuttgart, Germany) is a German synthpop musician whose songs often feature science-fiction themes (aliens, astronauts, nuclear holocaust, etc.). His 1983 album, Error in the System, generated his only international hit single, "Major Tom (Coming Home)", a retelling of David Bowie's classic 1969 song "Space Oddity". Although the song was originally recorded in German, the international hit version was sung in English. In 1984 and 1985, Schilling released the albums 120 Grad and 120 Grad's English language version, 1985's Things to Come. From 1986 to 1989, Schilling released non-album singles and put out his 1988 compilation The Different Story. In 1990, Schilling suffered from burnout and the… more »

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