a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version


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).



"Last year, in a fit of rage after watching the news, I wrote a song called Guantanamo. I didn't know at the time if it would be right for the album, but I recorded it in the album sessions nonetheless. In the event, it turned out extremely well, but after much soul-searching I decided it simply didn't sit alongside the other songs on the album comfortably. However, the subject is so immediate and my rage has not diminished. So instead of plonking it on a b-side we thought we'd give it to you right now. See what you think.

Cheers, Neil"