Today I am grateful to Monty Python for all their legacy, and in particular for this absolutely genius song. It lifted my spirits on so many occasions.
And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space, ’cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth.
Do you remember this one?
The professor I am TA for posts this video with the NASA slideshow as a “congratulations card” for the students at the end of each term. Written by Eric Idle for Monty Python‘s 1983 film, The Meaning of Life, this song has a life of its own.
Click here for a fact check on the song: SJAA Ephemeris December 2003
Here to take a class at Kepler College: Certificate Programs
Here for the complete lyric: MetroLyrics
Here to see the song set to a slideshow of images from NASA: YouTube
And here if you would like the chords to play it on your Ukulele: Ukulele Boogaloo