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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Major Tom that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
As he lowers
Original Lyrics:
Earth below us
Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
But the computer has the anteaters.
Original Lyrics:
But the computer has the evidence.
Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
Early lovers
Drifting, loving
Foaming wakers.
Original Lyrics:
Earth below us
Drifting, falling
Floating weightless.
Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
Floating waitresses
Original Lyrics:
Floating weightless
The video features a floating waitress on roller skates.
Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
Floating waitress
Original Lyrics:
Floating weightless
This error was compounded by the music video that came out with it featuring car hop waitresses on roller skates
Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
Four, three, two, one
Help me, Lois
Pinching bodies.
Original Lyrics:
Four, three, two, one
Earth below us
Drifting, falling.
Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go to Rackets Four.
or
Go to Rockets 4.
Original Lyrics:
Go to rockets full.
Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hello, Major Tom
Are you receding?
Original Lyrics:
Hello, Major Tom
Are you receiving?
Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
If my wife's my love, then the 'Finger'.
Original Lyrics:
Give my wife my love, then nothing more.
Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
No need to report
The countdown start.
Original Lyrics:
No need to abort
The countdown starts.
Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now the life commands.
Original Lyrics:
Now the light commands.
Peter Schilling's, "Major Tom"
Misheard Lyrics:
Watching the effect, when all is done
Thanks, Major Tom
Original Lyrics:
'What could it affect when all is done',
thinks Major Tom

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