a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version


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).



Eponymous song of the band the name of which was inspired by a U2 album, this song actually shares nothing with U2’s ‘October’.

However, its melody is the basis of what will become ‘Assume The Goldsmith’ and years later ‘Assume The Perpendicular’.