The Philosophy Of The Song That Never Ends

When I was younger one of the most popular television shows was Lamb Chop’s Play-Along and at the end of the show they’d sing “The Song That Never Ends”.

For those not in the know “The Song That Never Ends” goes:

This is the song that never ends,
Yes, it goes on and on again
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was,
And they’ll continue singing it forever just because—

Over, and over, and over again. 

I’ve always believed the song to be very culturally significant, and as annoying as hell. Well, I was talking to some friends to other day about shows we enjoyed from our childhood, and it hit me…

“The Song That Never Ends” works on so many levels it’s crazy. Obviously the song ends when someone stops singing it, but as long there is someone that remembers the song and passes it on it never does end. It’s fifteen years later and if you ask anyone around my age they’ll sing it word for word.

It even states its agenda in its lyrics. People started singing it because they believed it was just a song, but it became bigger than itself and people will sing it forever just because… 


One response to “The Philosophy Of The Song That Never Ends

  1. somehow, I remember the lyrics differently… Chalk another corrupted memory to drug and alcohol abuse!

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