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Eric Idle

"Galaxy Song"

Whenever life gets you
Down, mrs. Brown, and
Things seem hard or tough
And people are stupid
Obnoxious or daft and you
Feel that you've had quite
Enough...

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at 900 miles an hour
That's orbiting at 19 miles a second, so it's reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at 40, 000 miles an hour
Of the Galaxy we call the Milky Way

Our Galaxy itself contains 100 billion stars
It's 100, 000 light years side to side
It bulges in the middle, 16, 000 light years thick
But out by us it's just 3, 000 light years wide

We're 30, 000 light years from galactic central point
We go round every 200 million years
And our Galaxy is only one of millions and billions
In this amazing and expanding Universe
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light you know
12 million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is

So remember when you're feeling very small and insecure
How amazingly unlikely it is your birth
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space
Because there's bugger all down here on Earth

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