SPACE ODDITY BY DAVID BOWIE

ground control [‘graundkənˌtrəul] -наземное управление, управление с земли

major [‘meɪʤə] — майор

to take pills- принимать лекарства

to put a helmet on- надевать шлем

to commence — начинать

a countdown- обратный отсчёт

to check ignition [ɪg’nɪʃn] — проверить зажигание

engine [‘enʤɪn] on — двигатель включён

to make the grade- преуспевать

papers- газеты

if you dare [deə] — если рискнёшь/отважишься

float [fləut] — плавать; всплывать; держаться на поверхности воды

in a most peculiar[pɪ’kjuːlɪə] way — самым необычным образом

a tin can- консервная банка

there`s nothing I can do- я ничего не могу сделать

though [ðəu] — хотя, несмотря на

to feel still- быть спокойным

circuit`s dead- электронные схемы вышли из строя

there`s something wrong- что-то не так

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

Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown,
engines on
Check ignition
and may God’s love be with you

[spoken]
Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One,

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….

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