The track featured a new vocal from Eric Idle and some alternate lyrics about the World Cup. The song appears at the end of the film. The subtitle does not appear in the actual song, and is only used on the soundtrack album.
Nine years later when the film was released on VHS, the song was reissued on 21 November in an edited form to remove profanity, with a full version of "Brian" on the B side.
The song became particularly popular in the early s.
After a succession of apparent rescue opportunities all come to nothing, a character on a nearby cross played by Eric Idle attempts to cheer him up by singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life". The single reached the top ten in October and prompted a deliberately chaotic performance by Idle on Top of the Pops.
Eric Idle recorded alternate lyrics for the radio version, with the swearing censored, and the comments about the end of the film replaced with references to the end of the record, and continued rants about old people.
Its appearance at the end of the film, when the central character seems certain to die, is deliberately ironic. When the destroyer HMS Sheffield was struck by an Exocet cruise missile on 4 May in the Falklands Warher crew sang it while waiting to be rescued from their sinking ship,  as did the crew of HMS Coventry with the line from the song "Worse things happen at sea, you know" being especially ironic.
However, the single did get to Number 1 in Ireland on 13 Octoberdespite Life of Brian having been banned in Ireland, and the soundtrack on Warners withdrawn when released after protests. On 14 July another version of the song was issued, this time as a 12" single where it was promoted as "The Unofficial England Football Anthem".
Mayo still uses this version when the song is played on his show. The film had retained a cult status in the intervening years. While practicing during a break in filming, Idle found that it worked better if sung in a more cheeky manner.
An instrumental version plays over the second half of the credits.
Once again it failed to chart. Following this attention, the song became more popular than ever.Lyrics to "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" song by Bruce Cockburn: Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad Other things can.
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Eric Idle. Hilarious song by Monty Python comedian Home · Band · News Shows · Store · Donations And always look on the bright side of life Always look on the right side of life (Come on guys, cheer up!) Always look on the bright side of life.
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Lyrics: 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.
Jul 28, · Monty Python's Life of Brian - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. "Life's a Piece of Shit, When You Look at It.".
And always look on the bright side of life Come on! Always look on the right side of life. For life is quite absurd And death's the final word You must always face the.
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is a comedy song written by Monty Python member Eric Idle that was first featured in the film Monty Python's Life of Brian and has gone on to become a common singalong at public events such as .Download