The Way Too Philosophical Pop Song

Second City has given us many great improv comedy sketches and comedians over the decades … and now comic videos on YouTube too. From this video collection comes the “Too Philosophical Pop Song,” whose opening lines resemble the hackneyed lyrics of so many contemporary pop tunes.

We’ve got to be young while we live, and live while we are young.
We’ve got to live for tonight because tomorrow won’t come.

We’ve all heard these existential clichés before, right? But then, the “Too Philosophical Pop Song” gets, well, too philosophical, swerving darkly of course.

We have to party like we’ll never see tomorrow, thereby destroying the intrinsic value of this moment and ourselves.
The certainty of death invalidates our actions tonight.
We’re thrown into this universe with no purpose, compelled to fabricate meaning.
There is no good, there is no right, and our morals are crafted out of reason.

Makes it a little hard to get your groove on … unless you’re a UVA grad student or one of those heady guys at PartiallyExaminedLife. Don’t miss their podcast.

via Leiter Reports

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