"Isobel" as written by Rollo Armstrong and Dido Armstrong....
I thought it was funny when you missed the train
When I rang you at home they said you left yesterday
I thought it was strange when your car was found
By the tree in Ennis where we used to hang around

Dear Isobel
I hope you're well and what you've done is right
Oh it's been such hell
I wish you well I hope you're safe tonight

It's been a long day coming and long will it last
When it's last day leaving, and I'm helping it pass by loving you more

And who he would become, all the things he'd have done
Would he have loved you, and not let you down
And would he be stronger than his father
Don't punish yourself, leave it well alone

Dear Isobel
I hope you're well and what you've done is right
Oh it's been such hell
I wish you well I hope you're safe tonight

It's been a long day coming and long will it last
When it's last day leaving, and I'm helping it pass by loving you more

It's been a long day coming and long will it last
When it's last day leaving, and I'm helping it pass by loving, loving you more.


Lyrics submitted by Radioactive Man

"Isobel" as written by Rollo Armstrong Dido Armstrong

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    General CommentI feel like this song is about Isobel's abortion and the guilt that she feels for it, and Dido is worried that she has killed herself out of guilt.

    "And who he would become by the things he'd have done
    Would he have loved you and not let you down
    And would he be stronger than his father
    Don't punish yourself, leave it well alone"
    diggerjocon October 12, 2007   Link

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