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Dido - "Life For Rent" [2003]

Created by Alma Barroca on 03 Feb 2020
Dido - "Life For Rent" [2003]

"Life For Rent" is Dido's 2nd studio album, released on September 29 2003. In 2019 it was listed the 15th best-selling album of the 21st century in the UK and has sold at least 12 million copies worldwide.

In this collection you'll find all the lyrics of the songs present in this album, along with translations. Also present: songwriter info + length + further information.

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Song | English Dido

Track #1️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong, Rollo Armstrong and Rick Nowels.
- 4:00
- 1st single. Released on September 1 2003.
- This song became a hit in Europe and Australia.
- Its music video features actor David Boreanaz.
- It's been in several TV series. Some of them include: Smallville, The Sopranos and Cold Case.
- Carly Rae Jepsen performed a cover version of the song when she was taking part in 'Canadian Idol'.
- The song was nominated for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards, but lost to Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful".

Translations:  Greek Turkish Serbian 19 more
Song | English Dido

Track #2️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong, Rollo Armstrong and Lester Mendez.
- 5:55
- A remix of this song, originally included as a B-Side to 'Don't Leave Home', became a club hit and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Songs.

Song | English Dido

Track #3️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong.
- 3:41
- 2nd single, released on December 1 2003.
- It was a relative success in the UK, peaking at #8 on the UK Singles Chart, also finding success in Europe and America.
- It was included in American television series Smallville and Nikita.

Song | English Dido

Track #4️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong.
- 3:41

Translations:  Finnish Polish Portuguese
Song | English Dido

Track #5️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong, Rollo Armstrong and Aubrey Nunn.
- 5:20

Song | English Dido

Track #6️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong.
- 3:46
- 3rd single, released on April 12 2004.
- Although its highest chart position was 25 on the UK Singles Chart, it stayed in there for nine weeks.
- The song also charted in Austria, Romania, Ireland and Switzerland (and others).
- This song, that deals about drug addition, was written and performed by the eyes of the drug.
- Music video directed by Jake Nava.

Song | English Dido

Track #7️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong, Rollo Armstrong and Master Pnut.
- 4:20

Translations:  Portuguese Finnish
Song | English Dido

Track #8️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong and Rick Nowels.
- 4:59
- 4th single, released on September 13 2004.
- Number 29 on the UK Singles Chart.
- It also charted in Austria, Poland, Switzerland and other countries.
- The music video was directed by Alex De Rakoff and Dido's love interest was portrayed by Erik Fellows.

Translations:  Turkish Persian Spanish 4 more
Song | English Dido

Track #9️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong, Mark Bates and Rick Nowels.
- 3:55.

Translations:  Portuguese Finnish
Song | English Dido

Track #1️⃣0️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong, Rollo Armstrong and Rick Nowels.
- 3:46

Song | English Dido

Track #1️⃣1️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong.
- 5:05

Translations:  Portuguese Greek Serbian 2 more
Song | English Dido

Track #1️⃣2️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong, Rollo Armstrong and Rick Nowels.
- 3:29
- It's a hidden track in the standard CD release.

Translations:  Spanish Russian Portuguese
Song | English Dido

Track #1️⃣2️⃣

- Written by Dido Armstrong and Rick Nowels.
- 3:23
- This song is exclusive for the Deluxe release of the album (which does not have 'Closer').

Translations:  Portuguese
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