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Always Look on the Bright Side

By Monte Python

A silly song about making the best of terrible things

We've generally opened with this one. It has the advantage that everyone knows it. It also foreshadows all the dark elements of the Solstice while being bright and silly itself.

You can watch the original video for a sense of the idea and the sound.

Lyrics

Some things in life are bad they can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you've chewing an 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've 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 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 spit 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
And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life (retardando)

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