Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

The ending of Monty Python's Life of Brian

Life is weird and at times we encounter things which we do not wish to see or happen in our lives. However, with whatever shit we come across with, we should look at the brighter side of things. Think positively! Maybe we should look at situations from different perspectives, and believe the second to the last line of Desiderata, "With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, IT IS STILL A BEAUTIFUL WORLD." Yes, it's still a beautiful world in spite of all the excrement we encounter everyday! Think positively!

Now let me share to you the lyrics of the song sung by actor Eric Idle and the crucified people in Life of Brian. Well before I copy and paste the lyrics, let me tell you that this movie is hilarious and it is a good ol' laugh I can tolerate. The spoof is about a guy who was mistaken for The Messiah. My favorite Beatle George Harrison was the executive producer of the movie. I bet ultra religious people might not find this movie or clip funny but I tell you, they didn't badmouth Jesus. Well, not directly...

"However, after an early brain-storming stage, and despite being non-believers, they
(the producers/Monty Python people) agreed that Jesus was "definitely a good guy" and found nothing to mock in his actual teachings: "He's not particularly funny, what he's saying isn't mockable, it's very decent stuff..." said Idle later. After settling on the name Brian for their new protagonist, one idea considered was that of "the 13th disciple". The focus eventually shifted to a separate individual born at a similar time and location, who would be mistaken for the Messiah, but had no desire to be followed as such."

Here are the the lyrics and I hope you will sing-along with the clip!

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Some things in life are bad,

They can really make you mad,

Other things just make you swear and curse.

When you're chewing on life's gristle

Don't grumble, give a whistle.

And this'll help things turn out for the best.


Always look on the bright side of life, (whistle)

Always look on the light side of life, (whistle)

If life seems jolly rotten,

There's something you've forgotten,

And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.

When you're feeling in the dumps,

Don't be silly chumps.

Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing.


Always look on the bright side of life. (whistle)

Come on...

Always look on the bright side of life...

For life is quite absurd,

And death's the final word,

You must always face the curtain with a bow.

Forget about your sin,

Give the audience a grin,

Enjoy it - it's your last chance anyhow.

So always look on the bright side of death,

Just before you draw your terminal breath,

Life's a piece of shit,

When you look at it,

Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.

You'll see it's all a show,

Keep 'em laughing as you go.

Just remember that the last laugh is on you.

And always look on the bright side of life,

Always look on the right side of life,

Come on guys, cheer up.

Always look on the bright side of life.

Worse things happen at sea, you know.

Always look on the bright side of life.

I mean - what have you got to lose?

You know, you come from nothing,

you're going back to nothing.

What have you lost? Nothing!


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