Just for fun

by Janie Jones

I’ve had the lyrics, “When life gets you down Mrs. Brown, and things seem hard or tough, and people are stupid, obnoxious or daft, and you feel that you’ve had quite enough, just remember…”  on my mind all morning.  So I’m going to share.

If you’ve never heard The Galaxy Song before, its definitely worth a listen.  Naturally, Monty Python’s version is my favorite.

Monty Python
Galaxy Song lyrics

Songwriters: IDLE, ERIC/DU PREZ, JOHN

Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown,
And things seem hard or tough,
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft,
And you feel that you’ve had quite eno-o-o-o-o-ough,

Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.
Thas orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it’s reckoned,
A sun that is the source of all our power.
The sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see,
Are moving at a million miles a day,
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,
Of a galaxy we call the Milky Way.

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars;
It’s a hundred thousand light-years side to side;
It bulges in the middle sixteen thousand light-years thick,
But out by us it’s just three thousand light-years wide.
We’re thirty thousand light-years from Galactic Central Point,
We go ’round every two hundred million years;
And our galaxy itself is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding,
In all of the directions it can whiz;
As fast as it can go, the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute and that’s the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you’re feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth;
And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere out in space,
‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth!

You can watch the You Tube video here.  But, if you’re not a Monty Python fan and accustomed to their brand of raunchy humor, just a warning, they get a bit, well, um, graphic one might say, in the musical interlude.

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