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Bruces' Philosophy Song Lyrics

Artist: Monty Python
Album: Live At The Hollywood Bowl

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.

David Hume could out-consume
Schopenhauer and Hegel,

And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.

There's nothing Nietzche couldn't teach ya
'Bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.

Plato, they say, could stick it away--
Half a crate of whiskey every day.

Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.
Hobbes was fond of his dram,

And Ren Descartes was a drunken fart.
'I drink, therefore I am.'

Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed,
A lovely little thinker,
But a bugger when he's pissed.
Comments/Interpretations
by Derek on 6/23/2008 7:27pm
I love the Bruce's long live the Python brothers
by Ego on 7/2/2008 6:41am
David Hume could out-consume
Schopenhauer and Hegel,

In some versions they sing something lik

David Hume could out-consume
Georg Friedrich Hegel,
(or good old Friedrich Hegel)
by brad on 7/31/2008 12:33pm
i heard wilhelm frederick heigel
by Fez on 8/20/2008 9:22am
Did the Pythons write the "I'm pink therefore I'm Spam" quote
by python on 12/12/2008 1:59am
I don't really know
by monty pythyon fan on 3/12/2009 6:31pm
there is a lot of contention between;

Schopenhauer and Hegel

and


Schopenhauer and Hegel

depending on the version of the song
by Sean on 4/10/2009 7:21pm
"I drink therefore I am." Best line ever.
by Logan on 9/4/2009 1:05pm
I second Sean
by Em on 7/3/2010 7:38pm
the whole song rox my sox! i am a HUGE monty python fan!
by matt on 9/2/2010 4:29am
i got the CD Monty Python Sings, and im sure they sing wilhelm freidrich hegel
by Pedantics on 10/30/2010 5:38pm
come on, its a great song, lets to bicker and argue about which lyric is which. This is a happy time. hahah
by Mike Turner on 12/2/2010 7:10am
I wrote "I'm pink therefore I'm spam." and "I am whatever you say I am, if I wasn't then why would I say I am." and "Everything is physics, but physics isn't everything." ...
by maklains mike on 12/8/2010 6:50pm
I"eve gonna look other song of yours,,,
by Ruby Thinks on 12/10/2010 3:02am
Come on... at least spell Rene Descartes name right!
And I was taught the version with "Schopenhauer and Hegel" from a philosophy professor who saw the Pythons do the skit live!
by Ravensun on 4/26/2011 2:06pm
There are two versions: one with 'Schopenhauer and Hegel' and one with 'Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel.' Both are canonical/correct/OK.
by Mravac Kid on 7/6/2012 8:24pm
Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could drink you under the table. Well, at least at the Hollywood Bowl. :)
by finelineBob on 12/6/2012 8:07pm
I see what you did there, Pedantics ... teehee, very nice.


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