a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Anthem For Bored Youth

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).



The lyrics and the music are by Neil Hannon. It was written to be a B-side for the Absent Friends single. It is also to be found on the Absent Friends Companion.

"Knowledge is a curse/But ignorance is worse" is a quotation from The Divine Comedy's song, 'Three Sisters'.