I haven’t ever really found a place that I call homeI never stick around quite long enough to make itI apologize that once again I’m not in loveBut it’s not as if I mindthat your heart ain’t exactly breaking.
I thought it was strange that I was called after a woman who killed herself in ancient literature. You just don’t call your kid Dido and send her to school. But it’s great for me now. It’s just another thing that makes me stand out.
You never forget where you were when you write a song; it’s a very proper memory, so I knew exactly where I was and what I was doing for each track. It was like going into a time machine.
I feel very warm towards Mum and Dad for giving us the independence they did. My childhood, and the fact we didn’t have a TV, gave me a boundless imagination.
It’s much better when I go out with my mates and we stop talking about me like I’m some sort of egomaniac. It’s great when we can just have a drink.
In fact, I’d just like to own something. Everyone thinks I’m glamorous, rich and famous but all I’ve got is some recording equipment and a battered old BMW.
My dad’s Irish music was such a huge influence.
I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.
I’m so lonely I don’t even want to be with myself anymore.
It’s too late and it’s too bad, don’t think of me.
I always want to bring emotion across in a straightforward way. I don’t want to get histrionic when I’m singing. For me that’s just not interesting; it goes too far down one road.
Inside everybody’s hiding something.