National Express by The Divine Comedy


"National Express" is a song by The Divine Comedy. It was released as the third single from the album Fin de Siècle and reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart.

The song is based on Neil Hannon's observations of life from the window of a National Express coach. Some critics have criticised Hannon for "sneering" at the working classes on the track, but he has vehemently dismissed this notion.[ - Music - Interviews - The Divine Comedy - Neil Hannon (1999)]

The official video for the song examines, with some irony, the UK National Health Service from the viewpoint of a patient (portrayed by Hannon) in a psychiatric hospital who is about to undergo treatment.