The Meaning of Life (The Galaxy Song!)

Who’s in your refrigerator?

The Galaxy Song (Idle, Du Prez) (1983)

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 enough!

Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving
And revolving at 900 miles an hour
It’s orbiting at 19 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 the 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 is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding Universe!

(birth scene interlude) (strings swell)

The Universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whiz
As fast as it can go, at 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!


RainAngel111 – 2 years ago
this is fucking art.

Alpha Bulblax – 1 year ago
I was unprepared for the vagina.

Tobias W – 1 year ago
So can we have your liver?

Perineum – 3 years ago
Terry Jones is such a beautiful woman.

intrepidro – 1 year ago
I come here a couple of times a year to listen to this song.

Chew its – 3 years ago
can we have your liver then.

Ken Evans – 11 months ago
So, can we have your liver then?

Tommy von Muttonfudge – 1 year ago
What a great song.

smilingjaguar – 3 years ago
i periodically check my fridge for eric idle

Fred Bloggs – 9 months ago
Can we have your liver then?

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