Dido - See You When You're 40 Lyrics

Dido Life for Rent cover art
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I've driven round in circles for three hours
It was bound to happen that I'd end up at yours
I temporarily forgot there's better days to come
I thought that I would give it just one more chance

'cause I want, tonight, what I've been waiting for
But I found, tonight, what I'd been warned about

You think you are complicated, deep mystery to all
Well it's taken me a while to see, you're not so special
All energy no meaning, with a lot of words
So paper thin that one real feeling, could knock you down

And I've seen, tonight, what I'd been warned about
I'm gonna leave, tonight, before I change my mind

So see you when you're 40, lost and all alone
Being comforted by strangers you'll never need to know
Not sad because you lost me
But sad because you thought it was cool to be sad

You think misery will make you stand apart from the crowd
Well if you had walked past me today I wouldn't have picked you out
I wouldn't have picked you out
I wouldn't have picked you out

Now I've seen, tonight, how could I waste my time
And I'll be on my way, and I won't be back
'cause I've seen, tonight, what I've been warned about
You're just a boy, not a man, and I'm not coming back
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 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 / Closer


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Dido Armstrong, Aubrey Vernon Nunn, Rollo Armstrong
    album: Track 5 in album Life for Rent
    release date: 2003-9-26
    popularity : 223 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Pop
    styles: Synth-pop/Downtempo/Vocal/Tech House/Progressive House
    length: 5:21
    producer: Rollo and Dido
    drums: Steve Sidelnyk
    lead vocals: Dido
    mixer: Phill Brown
    recorded by: Phill Brown
    additional producer: Aubrey Nunn
    additional keyboard: Mark Bates
    programming: Mark Bates
    drums programming: Aubrey Nunn
    bass guitar & keyboard & guitar & piano: Aubrey Nunn
    composer: Aubrey Nunn, Dido, Rollo Armstrong
    lyricist: Dido
    Album Information
    label: BMG Music
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 828765574228
    script: Latin