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Always look on the bright side of life – (Song Lyric Sunday)

Hey, here we go with what you may think is … The Life of Brian … whilst I had a chuckle at this when it came out – (a boyfriend at the time could recite the words impeccably – Paul, I think, is his name). However this is Jack Nicholson having a ‘good’ go at it, in As Good As it Gets – one of my (I’m sure non PC) films that make us laugh out loud. As it happens we watched it on Film Friday this week.

Did you know that the theme tune was sung by Art Garfunkel … ?


Of course, you may, just ,want to listen to the finale of The Life of Brian by, of course, Eric Idle …

Whatever! Your choice ….

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
And

Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life

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
And

Always look on the bright side of life
(Come on)
Always look on the right 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
A 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 laughin’ 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
(C’mon Brian, cheer up)
Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the bright side of life

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

Always look on the right side of life

Nothing will come from nothing, ya know what they say
Cheer up ya old bugga c’mon give us a grin (Always look on the right side of life)
There ya are, see
It’s the end of the film
Incidentally this record’s available in the foyer (Always look on the right side of life)

Some of us got to live as well, you know
(Always look on the right side of life)
Who do you think pays for all this rubbish
(Always look on the right side of life)
They’re not gonna make their money back, you know
I told them, I said to him, Bernie, I said they’ll never make their money back
(Always look on the right side of life)

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Eric Idle

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

Post inspired by Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday Prompt – This week we have the challenge that title of song must start with the letter M or A – Click through for the rules if you too would like to join in …

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