a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Everybody Knows (Except You)

Lyrics & Music: Neil Hannon

Published by: Damaged Pop Music / BMG Music Publishing Ltd.

Originally interpreted by: The Divine Comedy

Covered by: Miguel Angelo


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




It's regularly played live since 1996.

The song was written for Casanova. But in the end it didn't feature the album. This gave Neil the idea of recording an album with a real orchestra, as it reminded him of Burt Bacharach's songs. [1]

Being a single, there was a video of the song directed by Toby Arnold.

It's not about a man who cannot tell a woman he loves her. It's about her not believing him.

The song was covered in Portuguese, by the Portuguese singer Miguel Angelo, under the title Toda A Gente Sabe Que Te Amo.

[1] Reference needed