a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Anthem For Bored Youth

Original version (3:13)

“Knowledge is a curse
But ignorance is worse”,
I’ve heard it said.
Quote yourself if no one else will.
I am not prepared
To stick my head above that parapet no more,
I’d rather be ignored.

I could write a biting satire or a farcical spoof,
But what would be the use?
I could write a thousand verses of beautiful truth,
But what would be the use?
It’s just another anthem for bored youth.

Have I writer’s block?
Or have I just forgotten who I am?
Am I who I was when I began?
Here’s a little game:
How many times do I say ‘I’ in this song?
It’s unlucky for some.

I could write a biting satire or a farcical spoof,
But what would be the use?
I could write a thousand verses of beautiful truth,
But what would be the use?
It’s just another anthem for bored youth.