While my heart is a shield and I won't let it down While I am so afraid to fail so I won't even try Well how can I say I'm alive.
The title track of Dido's sophomore album, this was released as its second single with some success reaching the Top 10 in the UK, Ireland and Italy. The song was used to soundtrack pivotal moments in US TV series Smallville and Nikita. Dido recalled the story of the song to Canada. com: "I wrote 'Life For Rent' in America," she said. I had basically run away from England at that point, for various reasons - I was being chased around a lot by the press and also I had just ended this relationship and stuff - and wrote pretty much the whole album while I was in America. This song was one of the first songs I wrote there and it still resonates with me.
Life for Rent" is the second single released from Dido's second album, Life for Rent. The single was released on 1 December 2003, and was a relative success in the UK, peaking at on the UK Singles Chart. The single also found success in Europe and America. The song was used in American television series Smallville and Nikita. The music video, directed by Sophie Muller, shows Dido in several rooms in a house. UK CD1. "Life For Rent" – 4:01. White Flag" (Idjut Boys Remix) – 3:36.
Life for Rent doesn't offer anything that drastically different from Dido's debut album, No Angel - the dance beats are marginally fresher, the production is clean and new - but this predictibility is actually rather refreshing because the album delivers on its promise, unlike many sophomore affairs in 2003. That its promise is rather modest doesn't really matter, since Dido is successful at modest songs. She has a sweet, warm voice and a knack for tuneful modern folk-pop that sounds intimate while being confidently catchy and nicely atmospheric
Tracklist: 1. White Flag, 2. Stoned, 3. Life For Rent, 4. Mary’s In India, 5. See You When You’re 40, 6. Don’t Leave Home, 7. Who Makes You Feel, 8. Sand In My Shoes, 9. Do You Have A Little Time, 10. This Land Is Mine, 11. See The Sun, 12. Closer. More albums from Dido: Live At Brixton Academy by Dido. Odds & Ends by Dido. Girl Who Got Away by Dido. Safe Trip Home by Dido. View all albums . Life For Rent.
Album Name Life for Rent. Data de aparición Septiembre 2003. Estilo MusicalPop Rock. Miembros poseen este álbum28. 5. See You When You're 40. 6. Don't Leave Home. 7. Who Makes You Feel. 9. Do You Have a Little Time. 10. This Land Is Mine.
Listen to Life For Rent by Dido on Deezer. Total duration:1 h 03 min. 01. White Flag. Composers: Dido Armstrong - Rick Nowels - Rollo Armstrong.
Life For Rent is certainly a 'relaxing' album, floating between positive, buoyant moments intertwined with mellow, serene songs. I believe that Dido writes the majority (if not all) of her lyrics, and is the major creative force behind her music. Life For Rent is basically music a lot of your parents would like to hear on a quiet Sunday afternoon. This is not to say it is 'bad' at all, just that this album pretty much has no grunt : Life For Rent's got no balls whatsoever
The singles "White Flag" and "Sand in My Shoes" typify the tone and character of the other tracks. 2 people found this helpful.
Acoustic Guitar [Additional] – Paul HermanDrums, Programmed By – P*NutGuitar – Rick NowelsRecorded By [Additional] – Grippa
Acoustic Guitar – Adam ZimmonDrum Programming [Additional] – Steve SidelnykPercussion – Carlos PaucarPiano – Sister Bliss
|3||Life For Rent
Guitar – Dido, Paul HermanGuitar [Additional] – Dave Randall Songwriter, Recorded By [Original] – Lester Mendez
|4||Mary's In India
Harmonium, Percussion – Mark Bates
|5||See You When You're 40
Drum Programming, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer [Pre], Songwriter – Aubrey NunnDrums [Live] – Steve Sidelnyk
|6||Don't Leave Home
Drum Programming [Additional] – Sister BlissProgrammed By – James SangerProgrammed By [Additional] – Pete Davies
|7||Who Makes You Feel
Backing Vocals – Pauline TaylorProgrammed By [Additional] – Sister BlissSongwriter, Keyboards, Producer [Pre] – P*Nut
|8||Sand In My Shoes
Acoustic Guitar – Rick NowelsElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Rick NowelsProgrammed By – Sister Bliss
|9||Do You Have A Little Time
Songwriter, Producer [Pre] – Mark Bates
|10||This Land Is Mine
Drums – Steve Sidelnyk
|11a||See The Sun
Keyboards – Pete DaviesProgrammed By – Pete DaviesProgrammed By [Additional] – James Sanger
|82876545982||Dido||Life For Rent (CD, Album, Copy Prot., Son)||BMG, Cheeky Records, Arista||82876545982||Europe||2003|
|82876-50137-2||Dido||Life For Rent (CD, Album)||Arista, Cheeky Records||82876-50137-2||Canada||2003|
|BMGINT0057||Dido||Life For Rent (CD, Album, Promo)||BMG, Cheeky Records||BMGINT0057||Poland||2003|
|82876 55742 2||Dido||Life For Rent (CD, Album, S/Edition)||Cheeky Records, Arista, BMG||82876 55742 2||UK & Ireland||2003|
|82876557422||Dido||Life For Rent (CD, Album)||Cheeky Records, Arista, BMG||82876557422||Australia||2003|