Radio 79, side A, track 5: “Major Tom (Coming Home)” by Peter Schilling

Peter Schilling - Major TomOh, Peter Schilling, the last time we chatted, I was flying to Hawaii!  I can’t believe it’s been over 3 years since then, and yet it seems like a lifetime ago.  Anyway, Peter Schilling, I remember the first time I heard this song, it was probably about ten years ago, I had bought a New Wave compilation from Target or something on impulse and popped the CD in and when this song came on I was immediately entranced.  As I was recently talking about when Elton John and I chatted about “Rocket Man”, I love me some space rock, and this might be my favorite.  I get the chills every time I hear it, especially the end when Major Tom says he’s coming home.  Bluh!  Just got the shivers again.  Thank you for making such an amazing song, Peter Schilling!

lyrics to “Major Tom (Coming Home)”

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