Bruce's Philosophers Song

Album: Matching Tie And Handkerchief (1973)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a comedy song about how most Western philosophies were formed. It asserts that most of the people who came up with these philosophies were drunk. David Hume, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Wittgenstein, Nietzche, Socrates, John Stuart Mill, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, and Rene Descartes all get torched.
  • Eric Idle wrote this and sang lead. Most of the group's fans feel that Idle was the best vocalist of the group. >>
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    Jeff - Haltom City, TX, for above 2

Comments: 5

  • John from Marlborough, MaIn england getting pissed means getting drunk.
  • Allie from A Little Ol' Town In, Mithis song is so hard to sing along to. The live version is hilarious!! The crowd tries to sing along and they just totally screw up!!!
  • Will from Portland, OrMonty python is greatt!
  • Lauren from Maryville, MoSome friends of mine years ago who were in a Celtic folk band cite this as an example of "mouth music" -- that is, a cappella music that is meant to sound like musical instruments. I think they were onto something.
  • Jeff from Haltom City, TxThe lyrics of this would make a great tongue twister! Try singing them for yourself, three times fast.
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