When the world was saddened by his passing on January 10, 2016, millions probably played this song to remember Major Tom. I was one of the people who played the song that night. But I wondered if his fans would find the song sounded "very different" "on the day he died." I wasn't part of his fandom then but the song still got me, with its hauntingly beautiful melody and lyrics.
This is Major Tom to Ground Control 湯姆少校呼叫控制中心
I'm stepping through the door 我要踏出艙門了
And I'm floating 我用再奇妙不過的方式
in a most peculiar way 飄浮在太空之中
And the stars look very different today 而今天的星星看起來非常不一樣