a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version


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 song, beside being on Fanfare For The Comic Muse, also featured the Active Studio demo. The demo is a bit quicker than the album version, but the lyrics are exactly the same.

It's mainly a criticism of the British government's policies (Mrs Thatcher was Prime Minister at the time). In the second verse, there are allusions to ecology, Neil being very concerned by this issue.