a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Europe By Train

Music: Neil Hannon

Published by: Damaged Pop Music / BMG Music Publishing Ltd.

Originally interpreted by: The Divine Comedy

Covered by: Nada


To see the lyrics, click on the name of the version you are interested in (on the left).




This instrumental takes us on a train travel through Europe. Just close your eyes and let your imagination do the job and you’ll see the Alps.

It’s not been played live for quite a while now. It used to be played in ’93-’94 and in ’96-’97, as the two released live versions show. An edited version of the live at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, without Neil speaking at the beginning, features the French 2-tracks sampler of A Short Album About Love.

A version entitled Traveller’s Companion Mix features the Indulgence No.1 EP and is also available on the French sampler Compagnon de Promenade. It is unclear if this version is really a remix, or actually a home demo.