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Expanding Universe (a Monty Python song)


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Dana Lyons: Guitar and Vocal
John Seed: Vocal


(a Monty Python song)

Remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving
Revolving at 900 miles an hour
It’s orbiting at 19 miles per second so it’s reckoned
A sun that is a source of all our power

The sun and you and me and all the stars that you can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm at forty thousand miles an hour
In a galaxy they call the milky way, the milky way

The galaxy contains a hundred billion stars
It’s a hundred thousand light years side to side
It bulges in the middle 16 thousand light years thick
But out by us it’s just 3 thousand light years wide

We’re 30 thousand light years from galactic central point
We go round every 200 million years
And this galaxy is only one of millions and billions
In this amazing and expanding universe, expanding universe

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whiz
As fast as it can go at the speed of light you know
Twelve 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 is your birth
And sink your roots deep into the galaxy, dance of life, planet Earth
And sink your roots deep into reality, dance your life for planet Earth

Copyright by Dana Lyons
Lyons Brothers Music, BMI