a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Ignorance Is Bliss

Lyrics & Music: Neil Hannon

Published by: Copyright Control / 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).




This Fanfare For The Comic Muse song was also on the Active Studio demo. As far as the lyrics are concerned, there's only a slight difference.

It's a sad love song about a couple on the verge of splitting.

The phrase "ignorance is bliss" might be taken from Thomas Gray's "Ode to a Distant Prospect on Eton College".