Eye of the Needle


Just listening again to some Divine Comedy stuff this morning while working on Sunday's sermon on Zacchaeus, and came upon this gem. For the uninitiated Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon's father was an Anglican clergyman in Northern Ireland. He certainly knows a thing or two about church given the following lyrics:


They say that you’ll hear him if you’re really listening
And pray for that feeling of grace.
But that’s what I’m doing, why doesn’t he answer?
I’ve prayed ‘til I’m blue in the face.

The cars in the churchyard are shiny and German
Distinctly at odds with the theme of the sermon
And during communion I study the people
Threading themselves through the eye of the needle.

I know that its wrong for the faithful to seek it
But sometimes I long for a sign, anything.
Something to wake up the whole congregation
And finally make up my mind.

The cars in the churchyard are shiny and German
Completely at odds with the theme of the sermon
And during communion I stare at the people
Squeezing themselves through the eye of the needle.


By Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy) © EMI Records Ltd. 2001

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