Swim Today Plus Playlist and as a BONUS, “Major Tom” lyrics in English & German

Today I got to the pool and realized I had left my workout on the passenger seat of the car! D’oh! I did remember it was 1750, and that the beginning was a 300 warmup, then the usual drills (3×50 of on back/swim then “catch up”/swim then scull/swim), and I knew there was a 300 cooldown . . . but the “meat” was a mystery (mystery meat! Gee I thought I left that behind at college!) I did my own version, doing some of the DPR drills, and then some of the L3-L4-L5 drills. It’s frustrating because I still am taking around 24-26 strokes to get across the pool – where my colleagues take about 14 strokes. That’s a LOT fewer strokes! My shoulder didn’t hurt that much today though, which was nice. It did sprinkle a bit, and I stayed in the pool a bit after the warmdown because the sun was just going down, and the sky was really pretty. (There was a HUGE rainbow when I came in.) Got changed, and the Greeter was out for the Synagogue that’s attached to the JCC, wishing everyone “Shabbat Shalom.” I should work it so that I work out and then go to services – that might be a nice way to end a week!

The Playlist for today’s Swim:
Baby I’m a Star, Prince & The Revolution
What I Like About You, The Romantics
Unwritten, Natasha Bedingfield – I just love what this song says.
Love Lockdown, Kanye West
Relax, Frankie Goes To Hollywood – great great song for strokes
Jump (feat. Nelly Furtado), Flo Rida
Right Round, Flo Rida
Life (12″ Mix), Haddaway – took me right back to Tony Robbins UPW!
My Sharona, The Knack – moved this down my playlist but it showed up here
Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Mavis Staples
Hot Like Wow, Nadia Oh
Cyclone (feat. T-Pain), Baby Bash – great for strokes, good for “grabbing” water
Real Wild Child (Wild One), Iggy Pop – had moved this down my playlist & here it was!
Major Tom (Live), Jo Hartmann
Major Tom – Chiasm, New Wave Undercover – like this version better than the previous one. Probably because it’s in German and I sing away making up words. H cracks up when he hears how I butcher his language when I sing this one. “Dan hin der up or…” (I just looked, because I was curious – it’s actually “Dan hebt er ab und…”)

OK what the heck, since it’s my blog, I will put the German words, and the English words, to “Major Tom” here because it’s a song I love. And this way I can find out how badly I’m butchering the song when it comes up again in my playlist :-)

Gründlich durchgecheckt steht Sie da
und wartet auf den Start , Alles klar.
Expirimenten streiten sich um ein paar Daten.
Die Crew hat dann nach ein paar Fragen,
doch der Countdown läuft.

Effektivität bestimt das Hendeln
Mann verläßt sich blind auf den andern
Jeder weiß genau was von ihm abhängt,
jeder is im Streß , Doch Majer Tom
macht einen Scherz
Dan hebt er ab und!

Völlig losgelöst von der Erde
schwebt das raumschiff völlig schwerelos

Die Erdanziehungkraft ist überwunden
Alles lauft perfekt schon seit Stunden
Wissenschaftliche Experimente,
doch was nützen die an Ende denkt sich Major Tom

Im Kontrollzentrum da wird man panisch
Der Kurs der Kapsel der stimt ja gar nicht
Hallo Major Tom können Sie hören,
Woll’n Sie das Projekt den so zerstören,
doch er kann nichts hörn
er schwebt weiter

Völlig losgelöst von der Erde
schwebt das raumschiff völlig schwerelos

Die Erde schimmert blau
Sein letzter Funk komt : Grüßt mir meine Frau
Und er verstummt

Unten trauern noch die Egoisten,
Major Tom denkt sich wenn die wüßten
mich führt hier ein licht durch das All,
das kennt ihr noch nicht , ich komme bald
Mir wird kalt

Vóllig losgelöst von der Erde
schwebt das raumschiff völlig schwerelos.

Standing there alone
The ship is waiting
All systems are go
“Are you sure?”
Control is not convinced
But the computer
has the evidence
No need to abort
The countdown starts

Waiting in a trance

The crew is certain
Nothing left to chance
All is working
Trying to relax
up in the capsule
“Send me up a drink”
Jokes Major Tom
The Count goes on

Earth below us
Drifting, falling
Floating weightless
Calling, calling home

Second stage is cut
We’re now in orbit
stabilizers up
Running perfect
Starting to collect
Requested data
“What will it affect when all is done?”
Thinks Major Tom

Back at ground control
There is a problem
“Go to rockets full”
No responding
“Hello Major Tom are you receiving?
Turn the thrusters on we are standing by”
No reply

Across the stratosphere
A final message:”Give my wife my love”
Then nothing more

Far beneath the ship
The world is mourning
They don’t realize He’s alive
No one understands but Major Tom sees
“Now the lights commands
This is my home
I’m coming home”

Earth below us
Drifting, falling
Floating weightless
Calling, calling home