a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

The Lost Art Of Conversation

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Why all the distance in existence
Join the resistance?
Come on, let’s start by talking tactics Come on, let’s start
By talking tactics
With pepper-pots and matchsticks.
Pepper-pots and matchsticks
Here’s how we practice

The lost art of conversation: The lost art of conversation:
David Jason - Francis Bacon - Frank Lampard. David Jason - Francis Bacon - Frank Lampard
It’s gonna take some concentration It’s gonna take some concentration
But all the best things do.

There’s a terrific neolithic
Tribe in the pacific. Tribe in the pacific
They’ve got no cars, no televisions, They’ve got no cars
No televisions
No money, no ambitions,
No money
Just some pigs and some chickens. Just some pigs

And the lost art of conversation: And the lost art of conversation:
The League of Nations - The English Patient - Joan Of Arc. The League of Nations - The English Patient - Joan Of Arc.
It’s gonna take some imagination It’s gonna take some imagination
But all the best things do.
Yeah all the best things do.

Don’t try this in public or they’ll Don’t try this in public or they’ll
Think you’ve gone insane, Think you’ve gone insane,
And it won’t be long before the men in Think you’ve gone insane,
White coats come to take you far away. White coats come to take you far away.
Far away…

We had a comrade, a brave comrade
He could talk for whole days
But then he tried to be a hero, Then he tried to be a hero,
Tried talking ‘bout Jean Miro Tried talking ‘bout Jean Miro
To commuters wearing earphones.

He almost died for conversation Almost died for conversation
Hallucinations - Good Vibrations - Van Dyke Parks Hallucinations - Good Vibrations - Van Dyke Parks
Greyhound racing - Steeplechasing - The Reformation Greyhound racing - Steeplechasing - The Reformation
Transubstantiation - Bram Stoker’s creation Transubstantiation - Bram Stoker’s creation
The Land of the Thracians, and right back to the start The Land of the Thracians, and right back to the start
It’s gonna take some time and patience It’s gonna take some time and patience
But all the best things
Do. Don’t try this in public or they’ll
Think you’ve gone insane. Think you’ve gone insane.
And it won’t be long before the men in And it won’t be long before the men in
White coats come to take you far away, White coats come to take you far away,
Far away… Far away…
Well here they come
Aw!

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Thomas Walsh: [...]s noise here!