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The Return of Major Tom


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jfisenne

 Genre: Acoustic

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Major Tom returns! I had to tune my guitar down a semitone to sing this because I just wasn't hitting the notes in standard tuning (not that I did that great tuning it down). Other than the intro and outro, most of this song is just two tracks - guitar and vocals. I thought about trying to add bass and drums, but I'm not sure if that would work with this kind of song.
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Major Tom’s been gone so long and his wife has passed away
He didn’t know that she was with child when he left earth on that day

Decades passed on earth but for Major Tom just a week or two
When you travel near the speed of light time slows down for you

Back on terra firma Major Tom absorbs the news
Theories of space and time have now been proven true

Welcome home Major Tom
You’ve been to Pluto and beyond
You feel so strange
Will life ever be the same?  
Welcome home Major Tom!

Ground Control I have to know how did you get me back?
How did you get that big old tin can back on track?

Our best man worked twenty two years every morning, noon and night
Experiments and long equations until he got it right 

He wrote software code that was able to be sent
No problem with time and distance with quantum entanglement

I’d like to meet the man and thank him for a job well done
He wants to meet you too for that man is also your son

Welcome home Major Tom
You’ve been away for far too long
You feel so strange
Will life ever be the same?  
Welcome home Major Tom!
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Uploaded: Oct 09, 2016 - 07:17:12 PM
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2016 - 07:22:33 PM Last Played: Mar 26, 2017 - 04:04:25 AM
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richard13 said 262 days ago (October 10th, 2016)
Great idea
nice delivery, and I teared up at the last stanza (it's me, not you ;-)
I think the vocal sounds fine, quite good really.
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alley-oop said 261 days ago (October 11th, 2016)
Gotta love...
sci-fi, time-bending songs. Nice nostalgic homage to Bowie classic. cool track, guitar has a Bowie feel. kudos!!
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PeterB7858 said 260 days ago (October 12th, 2016)
The Return of Major Tom
Clever idea, J. And very well executed. The simple arrangement works well as is, I reckon, and your vocals are fine. I wonder what happen to the tuning of a guitar when you are travelling at close to the speed of light? :-) Thanks!
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Philip18 said 258 days ago (October 14th, 2016)
The Return of Major Tom
What a good idea for a song! Simple performance that has real impact. Much enjoyed!
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I’m an amateur musician/songwriter. I’ve never played in a band or in public. When I first started creating music using garageband, I sang a little and played piano, bass and guitar. I used Garageband’s drum loops for the drum parts in my ... [see more]

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