The so-called Silly Walk Song by the Monty Python troupe (lyrics and video here, lyrics in text form here) is mostly a lament of the tedium and futility of a life of money-induced drudgery. But there are a few lines which are much darker and don't quite seem to fit with the tone of the rest of the song:

Life is a silly walk in the park,
A knife in your throat held after dark.
Life is a terrible joke a lark,
A spoken word then it all goes dark.

Where does the idea of a "knife in your throat held after dark" come from? What does it mean and how does it fit with the overall theme? What does bloody murder have to do with working uselessly in an office for money, or is there some indirect or symbolic meaning in this phrase?

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    For that matter, I'm also curious about why this is called the Silly Walk Song. MP had a famous Silly Walk sketch, but that doesn't seem to have much to do with the topic of this song, and the only mention of "silly walks" in the song is in the very verse quoted in this question. But that's probably unrelated enough to this issue to be worth another question. – Rand al'Thor Jun 6 '17 at 12:13

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