a short site about The Divine Comedy

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Postcards To Rosie

Lyrics & Music: Neil Hannon

Published by: 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).




Neil Hannon wrote this song for his niece, Rosie. It sounds as if it is based on a real promise he made her, to send her a postcard from every place he would go when on tour (or at least I suppose he talks of places he would go on tour, not on holidays). But unfortunately, I don’t think Neil has actually been in all the cities and countries named (it is though likely he sent a postcard from Paris and from Liverpool). The cities and countries are listed according to their initial. In the last verse, “you” can refer both to Rosie and to us.