Life it seems, will fade away Drifting further every day Getting lost within myself Nothing matters no one else I have lost the will to live Simply nothing more to give There is nothing more for me Need the end to set me free
Things are not what they used to be Missing one inside of me Deathly lost, this cant be real Cannot stand this hell I feel Emptiness is filling me To the point of agony Growing darkness taking dawn I was me, but now hes gone
No one but me can save myself, but its too late Now I cant think, think why I should even try
Yesterday seems as though it never existed Death greets me warm, now I will just say good-bye
Premier succès de David Bowie auprès du grand public, la chanson Space Oddity (1969) raconte l'histoire d'un jeune astronaute, nommé Major Tom, qui, envoyé dans l'espace, ne veut plus revenir sur la planète terre, And am sitting in my tin can, far above the moon, planet earth is blue and there's nothing I can do et cela malgré ses attaches familiales Tell my wife I love her very much, she knows.
Space Oddity est, chronologiquement, la première chanson de David Bowie à magnifier la thématique de l'espace, largement reprise dans les albums suivants : The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars et la chanson Life on Mars?, qui retranscrit bien l'étrange fascination de toute une génération.
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
I'm rolling thunder pouring rain I'm coming on like a hurricane my lightning's flashing across the sky you're only young but you're gonna die I won't take no prisoners won't spare no lives nobody's putting up a fight I got my bell I'm gonna take you to hell I'm gonna get ya satan get ya ††††††††▄▀▄▀▄††††††††▄▀▄▀▄†††††††† HELL'S BELLS, HELL'S BELLS HELL'S BELLS, you got me ringing HELL'S BELLS, my temperature's high HELL'S BELLS ††††††††▄▀▄▀▄††††††††▄▀▄▀▄†††††††† I'll give you black sensations up and down your spine if you're into evil you're a friend of mine see the white light flashing as I split the night cos if good's on the left then I'm sticking to the right I won't take no prisoners won't spare no lives nobody's puttin' up a fight I got my bell I'm gonna take you to hell I'm gonna get ya satan get ya ††††††††▄▀▄▀▄††††††††▄▀▄▀▄†††††††† HELL'S BELLS, HELL'S BELLS HELL'S BELLS, you got me ringing HELL'S BELLS, my temperature's high HELL'S BELLS ††††††††▄▀▄▀▄††††††††▄▀▄▀▄†††††††† HELL'S BELLS, satan' coming to you HELL'S BELLS, he's ringing them now ††††††††▄▀▄▀▄††††††††▄▀▄▀▄†††††††† those HELL'S BELLS, my temperature's high HELL'S BELLS, across the sky HELL'S BELLS, they're taking you down HELL'S BELLS, they're dragging you down HELL'S BELLS, gonna split the night HELL'S BELLS, there's no way to fight ††††††††▄▀▄▀▄††††††††▄▀▄▀▄†††††††† hells bells.