a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version


Lyrics & Music: Neil Hannon

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

Originally interpreted by: The Divine Comedy

Covered by: Damon Hodstetter / Edward Barrow


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




'Geronimo' has been regularly played since 1994. In '98, Neil sang it during a concert given by Yann Tiersen, who accompanies him on the piano. The version on Gin Soaked Boy is edited from that in Yann Tiersen's Black Session album.

It's a song about two people getting caught by the rain. The end of the song is softly sensual. It might have been inspired by Robert Browning's poem 'Porphyria's Lover'.

Within the narrative thread of Promenade, it's the turning point of the story, where the two characters become lovers. The song is alluded to in 'Ten Seconds To Midnight'.