"Life On Earth" as written by and Neil Hannon....
Build your coffin of balsa wood
Spend all that you earn
When you go you are gone for good
Never to return
Always to thine own self be true
Not to fools like me
Who'll change their minds
For the sake of rhyming schemes
Au revoir joi, bonjour tristesse
Good times come and go
Life owes nobody happiness
Only pain and sorrow
So don't rely on the starry skies
Screw the universe
You'd ought to try to live your life on Earth

So au revoir joi, bonjour tristesse
Good times come and they go
This life owes nobody happiness
Only pain and sorrow
So don't rely on the starry skies
Screw the universe
You'd ought to try to live your life on earth
I'm gonna try to live my life on earth


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"Life on Earth" as written by Neil Hannon

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    General CommentBy the way, I believe the French phrase in this song is "au revoir joie, bonjour tristesse"

    Meaning "Goodbye joy, hello sadness"
    PaperStreeton May 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis means that neil hannon(the singer) is trying to tell people that you should concentrate about life here-on earth not to look up to the stary skys
    raven66613on September 06, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningI heard this one's about the stupidity of horoscopes and astrology.
    Kinitawowion October 21, 2010   Link

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