You ask me where I go tonight, I go back to today last year. when we knew how to make each other happier, now there's hope with everything. It's hard enough to feel the world as it is, and hold on anything. Without these quiet times you've brought 'round here. I'm gonna have to run away, I'm sure that I belong some other place. I've seen another side of all, I've seen it keeps me wondering where my family is. Its hard enough to see the world as it is, and hold on anything. Without these quiet times coming 'round here. Now I miss you, Now I want you, But I can't have you, Even when you're here I suppose I have to take you with me, broken mind I'd rather leave you here. To forget everything you've seen and known, erase every idea. And you walk up in the street, and hold my hand and smile. Well I won't be taken in, 'cause I know how it turns out. And it takes me back to these quiet times coming 'round here. Now I miss you, Now I want you, You're not coming back, And I need you, But I can't have you, Even when you're here Now I miss you, Now I want you, You're not coming back, And I need you, But I can't have you, Even when you're here.
Written by: DIDO ARMSTRONG
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15 facts about this song
"Quiet Times" is a track by British singer-songwriter Dido from her third studio album, "Safe Trip Home."
Year of Release
The single was released on 17 November 2008.
"Safe Trip Home" was a commercial success, peaking at number 2 in the UK Albums Chart.
"Quiet Times" falls under the genres of Pop and Trip Hop.
The song discusses themes of loneliness and separation.
Unlike some of Dido's other songs, "Quiet Times" did not have an official music video.
Co-writer of Song
Dido wrote "Quiet Times" with her brother Rollo Armstrong, who is a member of British electronic music trio Faithless.
The song was produced by Dido and Jon Brion, with the latter also providing additional instrumentation.
The track runs for approximately 3 minutes and 17 seconds.
Although "Quiet Times" wasn't a single, the "Safe Trip Home" album itself was critically acclaimed and nominated for several awards.
The song, along with the rest of the album, was recorded in London and Los Angeles.
"Quiet Times" reflects Dido's signature melodic style, blending folk and electronic elements.
The tracklisted on the backcover of the album features a photograph by astronaut Piers Sellers, making "Safe Trip Home" the first commercial album to use an image from the NASA archives on its cover.
Critics noted "Quiet Times" for its emotional depth and haunting lyrics.
As of "Quiet Times" being an album track, it didn't have a chart performance to track, but it is well-received by fans.
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