Lyrically Speaking for December 4


As most of you already know, I am a big fan of Dido. Her first two albums are filled with great words and melodies that speak to me. I’m sure there are songs of hers that you specifically enjoy. Well two weeks ago she released her third album Safe Trip Home, bringing us a new bunch of songs to enjoy. So far I’ve have good times listening to the album but there is one track that really speaks to me. It is a bit long (8 minutes) of a repeating beat, but it’s mellow and really just sounds beautiful. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

From the album Safe Trip Home, this is Northern Skies:

i have returned to northern skies
where summer hasn’t touched
the clouds that pass above

i have returned to the sombre greys
of days too early to come
and too hurried to stay

i have left a million stars
and an ocean light and clearly blue

i have left the warmth of the sun
and a million adventures
not yet begun

for once there was beauty here for me
under the wide northern skies
and once there was magic here for me
under the wide northern skies

i saw trees as green
and this dark as blue
heartbreak and poetry
with deeper roots

but now i know
this is lonely country
and it leads me only back to the sea

for once there was beauty here for me
under the wide northern skies
and once there was magic here for me
under the wide northern skies x 2

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  1. I have been a fan of Dido since her days with Faithless. I haven’t heard any songs from her new album yet. Will check them out as soon as possible.

  2. I love Dido! You’re determined to make me track down her album. 🙂

    • Aaron
    • December 9th, 2008

    Ralfast- Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you here again soon. Her new album is really nice. I think you’ll enjoy it.

    Mel- You know I love her. I’m determined to share the Dido love. 🙂

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