a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Birds Of Paradise Farm

Lyrics & Music: Neil Hannon

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

Originally interpreted by: The Divine Comedy


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




Considered by many as one of the best B-sides, this song has never been played live.

It’s one of the many Divine Comedy songs about nature and animals, here birds.
Leonardo da Vinci, among other things he did, studied birds. Saint Francis of Assisi loved animals (and they loved him too): it is said that one day he halted to preach to the birds the grace God gave them, and the birds gave him back their joy in their own way.

The Seehouse is the name of the Hannon’s house in Fivemiletown, near Enniskillen. Neil arrived there in 1986.