a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Absent Friends

Lyrics & Music: Neil Hannon

Published by: BMG Music Publishing Ltd.

Originally interpreted by: The Divine Comedy

Covered by: Peter Jöback / Pablo Jubany / Coque Malla & Neil Hannon


To see the lyrics, click on the name of the version you are interested in (on the left).




The lyrics and the music are by Neil Hannon. It was written for the album Absent Friends and released as single. The video version, for the single, is somewhat different though, as clappings have been added. The BBC2 Ken Bruce Session live is to be found on the single Absent Friends.

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