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The Certainty Of Chance

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Neil Hannon: This is an old song. It’s called ‘The Certainty Of Chance’.

A butterfly flies through the forest rain
And turns the wind into a hurricane.
Yeah.

I know that it will happen
‘Cause I believe in the certainty of chance, certainty
The certainty of chance.

A schoolboy yawns, sits back and hits return
While round the world computers crash and burn.
Yeah.

I know that it will happen
‘Cause I believe in the certainty of chance, certainty
The certainty of chance,
The certainty of chance.

And I believe I can see it all so clearly now.

You must go and I must set you free
‘Cause only that will bring you back to me.
Yeah, yeah.

Oh, I know that it will happen.
I’m sure that it must happen.
Oh, I know it’s gonna happen
Because I believe in the certainty of chance,
The certainty of chance,
The certainty of chance.

Neil Hannon: Sometimes at night, the darkness and silence weighs on me. Peace frightens me. Perhaps I fear it most of all. I feel it’s only a façade, hiding the face of hell. I think of what’s in store for my children tomorrow. “The world will be wonderful”, they say. But from whose viewpoint? We need to live in a state of suspended animation - like a work of art – in a state of enchantment, detached, detached.