This is my Earth
And I live in it
It’s one third dirt
And two thirds water
And it rotates and revolves through space
At rather an impressive pace
And never even messes up my hair
And here’s the really weird thing
The force created by its spin
Is the force that stops the chaos flooding in

This is my Earth
And it’s fine
It’s where I spend the vast majority of my time
It’s not perfect
But it’s mine
It’s not perfect

This is my country
And I live in it
It’s pretty big
And nice to walk on And the bloke who runs my country
Has built a demagoguery
And tought us to be fearful and boring
And the wierdest thing is that he is
Conservative of politics
But really rather radical of eyebrow

This is my country
And it’s fine
It’s where I spend the vast majority of my time
It’s not perfect
But it’s mine
It’s not perfect

This is my house
And I live in it
It’s made of cracks
And photographs
We rent it off a guy who bought it from a guy
Who bought it from a guy
Whose grandad left it to him
And the weirdest thing is that this house
Has locks to keep the baddies out
But they’re mostly used to lock ourselves in

This is my house
And it’s fine
It’s where I spend the vast majority of my time
It’s not perfect
But it’s mine
It’s not perfect
But it's mine

This is my body
And I live in it
It’s 31
And 6 months old
It’s changed a lot since it was new
It’s done stuff it wasn’t built to do
I often try to fill it up with wine
And the weirdest thing about it is
I spend so much time hating it
But it never says a bad word about me

This is my body
And it’s fine
It’s where I spend the vast majority of my time
It’s not perfect
But it’s mine
It’s not perfect

This is my brain
And I live in it
It’s made of love
And bad song lyrics
It’s tucked away behind my eyes
Where all my screwed up thoughts can hide
Cos God forbid I hurt somebody
And the weirdest thing about a mind
Is that every answer that you find
Is the basis of a brand new cliché

This is my brain
And it’s fine
It’s where I spend the vast majority of my time
It’s not perfect
But it’s mine
It’s not perfect
I’m not quite sure I’ve worked out how to work it
It’s not perfect
But it’s mine


Lyrics submitted by Richard2468

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    General Comment"This song is about the feeling we all get sometimes, when you feel like you're the smallest doll in a babooshka doll..."
    KrisSelfDestructon August 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song means that we have to be satisfied with the things we have.
    I believe this is the first Tim Minchin song that's little more serious than the songs before. Nevertheless, I love it.
    Richard2468on February 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song means that we have to be satisfied with the things we have.
    I believe this is the first Tim Minchin song that's little more serious than the songs before. Nevertheless, I love it.
    Richard2468on February 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually stunning.
    missileon October 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not usually a crier, but this made me cry my eyes out in front of my family. Sounds lame, but it's just such an amazing song.
    blindrain1on November 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this is Tim's way of saying to be pleased with what we've got, and realize that it's not god-given life, and that we only have one time to do everything we'd like to, so we should do it, and be pleased and happy with our lives, our bodies, and everything else...
    birdy9091on February 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think this is Tim's way of saying to be pleased with what we've got, and realize that it's not god-given life, and that we only have one time to do everything we'd like to, so we should do it, and be pleased and happy with our lives, our bodies, and everything else...
    birdy9091on February 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentOK, dumb question. What force created by the Earth's rotation is he referring to which stops the chaos flooding in? (And what chaos?)
    dean111133on October 01, 2015   Link

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