"Slide" as written by and Dido/herman Armstrong....
Even on a day like this when you're crawling on the floor
Reaching for the 'phone to ring anyone who knows you anymore
It's all right to make mistakes, you're only human
Inside everybody's hiding something
Staring at the same four walls, have you tried to help yourself
The rings around your eyes they don't hide, that you need to get some rest
It's all right to make mistakes you're only human
Inside everybody's hiding something
Take time to catch your breath and choose your moment
Don't slide

Don't slide
Don't slide
Don't slide
Slide, slide

Even at a time like this when the morning seems so far
Think that pain belongs to you but it's happened to us all
It's all right to make mistakes you're only human
Inside everybody's hiding something
Take time to catch your breath and choose your moment
Don't slide

Don't slide
Don't slide
Don't slide
Slide, slide

You brought this on yourself and it's high time you left it there
Lie here and rest your head and dream of something else instead

Don't slide
Don't slide
Don't slide
Slide, slide


Lyrics submitted by Radioactive Man

"Slide" as written by Dido Armstrong Paul Philip Herman

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentWhen I saw Dido live, she said this song is about herself when she was in a depressive stage. She wrote it for herself; pretty damn cool.
    Calicoon December 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"When I saw Dido live, she said this song is about herself when she was in a depressive stage. She wrote it for herself; pretty damn cool. "

    Sexy. That's right.
    Dido is sexy.

    Also, it IS damn cool.
    squashaion April 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm going through a pretty lonely and sad time in my life right now (it's summer and all of my friends have gone home).

    i've been watching a tv show, roswell actually hehe, and listening to the rest of her album and it's just making me more sad 'cause i want to see all my friends and have adventures, but it's a fantasy and i'm living a boring lonely life. sometimes it feels like nothing will help me feel better and i just pity myself.

    this song helps me feel better, so i don't 'slide' into just thinking about roswell and fantasies every waking second and continuing to be depressed. "dream of something else instead."
    VinceTG2on August 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I'll reply to this since nobody else has. :D

    "Staring at the same four walls, have you tried to help yourself?" is a great line, it's like saying that the person that she's directing this at should stop feeling pity for him or herself, as well as "Think that pain belongs to you but it's happened to us all"...
    Ankhon August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I hear this song, I can't help but think it is about someone in prison. Especially the part about "staring at the same four walls." Also I think "when the morning seems so far" is talking about when the person will be released. I have no idea what the person did to be put in prison, but I do think the song is about prison.
    sfgirl82on November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about helping yourself out of a metaphorical prison
    simsfreqon January 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrapped... no where to go.. no help.. hang on...
    smooth_annon January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely seems like it's drug/alcohol related.
    Often when people talk about relapsing it's a 'slide'

    And making mistakes and being in a self pity for it.

    And particularly feeling you feel pain that nobody feels and nobody has felt, and like you need to drown it out.

    That's just what I feel about it though. Beautiful song, as just about all of hers are!
    getmilesawayon December 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWhat does "Don't Slide" mean?
    colourburston September 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningDon't slide back into sadness and it ok what you did because we are all human.
    bdttwebon December 14, 2011   Link

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