a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Lost Property

Emily Plays cover (3:11)

Postcards and letters,
T-shirts and sweaters,
Passports and Parkas,
Mobiles and chargers,
Blue Rizla packets,
Two tennis rackets,
A new sheep-skin jacket:
I lost them…

All through my life there have been
Many rare and precious things
I have tried to call mine
But I just cannot seem
To keep hold of anything
For more than a short time.

Gym-kits and trainers,
Asthma inhalers,
Silk-cuts and Bennies,
Ten-packs and twenties,
C-class narcotics,
The holes in my pockets:
I lost them…

All that I’d like is to know
Just where do those lost things go
When they slip from my hands.
Then one night in a dream
I passed through a sheepskin screen
To a green, pleasant land.

I found them
All piled up into the sky
And I cried tears of joy.