In what is another of Neil Hannon's best songs, we hear his superb bittersweet lyrics emerging from an intricate and intermittently lush backing. As usual, the chords are not particularly complicated or unusual, but are extremely well-chosen.
Brilliant, in spite of the strange choice of sangria near the beginning, with its forced accent on the second syllable.
from Victory for the Comic Muse, available on CD
Recommend your favorite
version of The Light of Day