"Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" as written by and Eric Idle....
Cheer up, Brian. You know what they say.
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

Always look on the bright side of life!

Always look on the bright 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 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 the last chance anyhow!

So always look on the bright side of death!
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 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 bright side of life

Come on guys, cheer up

Always look on the bright side of life

Always look on the bright side of life

Worse things happen at sea you know

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 bright side of life

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"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" as written by Eric Idle

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  • +7
    General CommentI had this song played at my mums funeral after she died of cancer. I wanted it to be a celebration of her life and reflect how she always looked on the bright side despite her illness. Half the family were laughing uncontrollably, the other half were furious saying it was inappropiate and in the middle of it my stepsister was having a hysterical nervous breakdown. God knows what the undertakers thought but some people said it was the best funeral they had ever been to.
    fizzymoon1on June 17, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLife Of Brian is HILARIOUS!...and this is such a funny song
    frozen_in_fireon December 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. I love all of Monty Pythons. It was my Dad who got me hooked on it. Hes a pom and had the wierd, twisted sense of humor :P. This was the song he requested for his funeral and we got some wierd looks from people when it came on :P. By the way, if you love Monty Pythons, watch Red Dwarf, an extremly funny british series, but you have to watch it from the start or you wont get it and its extremly hard to explain
    syko_braton October 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike all great songs it shows life for what it really is, a joke! and we love it for doing so
    DONNYBROOKon December 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, i just got out of a really bad relationship, and i have to listen to this song to help me out ,lol. Yeah ,u gotta keep looking on the good things to keep moving on ,its very true.
    Ricooon February 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlright- first things first: This is quite possibly one of the catchiest songs EVER written. Great, great song. Taken as is, it's not really that funny. But when you take in account the scene for which it it used in Life of Brian, that's where the song becomes hilarious. I mean, it's just brilliant.
    tmlon April 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song changed my outlook on life. \m/
    Seattle_Junkie_Queenon December 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs a Roman Centurion, I am extremely offended by this song.
    NomadMonadon May 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy funeral's going to be weird- a host of Manic Street Preacher songs and then this one irresistibly tacked on at the end. How could I not?
    manic4manicson December 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOddly comforting...I can't help but remember that scene in Life of Brian and laugh!
    Linogeon January 06, 2002   Link

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