a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Nobody Wins

Lyrics: Neil Hannon

Music: October

Published by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Originally interpreted by: October


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



The complete title of this song is actually ‘Nobody Wins When Somebody Dies’. It is a political song a little innocent and general, to condemn wars, murders and even the nuclear fear.
It actually is one of Neil’s earliest songs; but, unlike the others (‘The Power’, …) this one was recorded and released on his first demo, October 1st. Anyway, it is a well structured song, with verses, a chorus, a beginning, an end and a nice A minor, F, C, E chord progression [1].

[1] The Guardian, 28/10/2010