Sitting on the Roof of the World
by Dido

Album: Girl Who Got Away (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Much of Girl Who Got Away was written and recorded before the summer of 2011 when Dido and her husband had their first child. "I wrote everything on this album before I got pregnant,' she said. "And a lot of it was actually recorded while I was pregnant." An unmistakable optimism shines through the record, which glows particularly brightly in the loved-up redemption of this folksy, autobiographical tune.
  • Though Dido considers this to be the most autobiographical song on Girl Who Got Away, the lyrics were actually written by her brother Rollo Armstrong, who is best known for being one of the founder members of the electronic group Faithless. "It just feels so relevant to me," she told Rolling Stone. "I think that's the beauty of working with Rollo. He's the only other person who's ever written lyrics for my stuff, 'cause it sort of feels like this extension of my brain . . . I get really nicely surprised by his lyrics. I might sing them one way at first, thinking they're about this, and then suddenly it'll become about something else."

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