I’m so lonely I don’t even want to be with myself anymore.
I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.
My dad’s Irish music was such a huge influence.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.