Cover Song Of The Month: Always Look On The Bright Side Of LifePosted: November 14, 2010
At the end of the movie, Brian finds himself in a fairly dire situation. A similarly circumstanced gentleman tries to lift Brian’s spirits by singing this song extolling the benefits of a positive attitude:
A quick side note here. I believe that the United States should make every effort to peaceably obtain Bruce Cockburn* from Canada. I’m confident that we were sent Celine Dion as some sort of joke. The joke was funny at first, Canada, but now it is just annoying. It is time for it to stop.
Though I have no authorization to negotiate on behalf of the US Government, I am taking it upon myself to do so. Here is my offer to our northern neighbor – send us Bruce Cockburn, take back Celine Dion and while you’re at it, take any ten of your favorite artists in any field as a token of our appreciation. I assure you we will take good care of Bruce and allow for ample visitation. I am not asking for you to reciprocate the visitation offer vis-a-vis Ms. Dion.
Let’s haggle and get this worked out as soon as possible, shall we?
Moving along, here is the Cockburn version of the song from his live album -
The polls and comments are now open for your opinions on the Bruce Cockburn cover of Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.
Additionally, any of my fellow Americans are welcome to add anything they can come up with of value to my opening offer to Canada. Help me make this deal for the good of us all.* Should you be new to this man’s music and be interested in buying more, know that his last name is pronounced with the ck being silent.
- Bruce Cockburn coming to Egg in May; tickets on sale Nov. 16 (timesunion.com)