"Stoned" as written by Rollo Armstrong, Dido Armstrong and Lester A. Mendez....
When you're stoned, and I am drunk
And we make love, it seems a little desolate
It's hard sometimes not to look away
And think what's the point
When I'm having to hold this fire down

If you won't let me fall for you
Then you won't see the best that I would love to do for you
Instead you will be missing me when I go
'cause I'm bored of hanging out in your cold

When I feel loved baby, I join the road
And the world moves with me
When I feel lost I just slip away
Silently, quietly take my things and go
And think what's the point
Think where's the hope we're coming home

If you won't let me fall for you
Then you won't see the best that I would love to do for you
Instead you will be missing me when I go
'Cause I'm bored of hanging out in your cold

If you find one day
Find some freedom and relief
And with this freedom maybe
Maybe you will find some peace
And with this baby
I hope it brings you back to me, bring you home, take me home

If you won't let me fall for you
Then you won't see the best that I would love to do for you
Instead you will be missing me when I go
Ccause I'm bored of hanging out in your cold


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"Stoned" as written by Lester Mendez Dido Armstrong

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    General CommentThis song fits so perfect how I feel toward girls who I want to love. -Im a guy by the way.

    "If you wont let me fall for you" - she means that the guys dont want to completely fall in love with her, cos she wants to give him her whole heart.

    I feel the same way, sometimes to my sister also.

    I really have a big heart and knows when someone is not giving you their complete selves. Cos you can love them SO MUCH and give them everything they want ("then you wont see the best thing i would love to do for you")

    So what happens they 'realise' after the relationship how strongly I can really love people and give them the world and want you back cos they kinda missed their chance at real love ("...instead you will be missing me when I go")

    She sounds like someone who really is true to herself, cos only then can you know how to trully love others. Im like that too!

    With Love:-)
    tno2007on September 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin the second line it's "desolate" not "dazzler", in the chorus it's "bored of hanging out in your cold"
    ballouon April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically about a girl who hangs out with this boy while they're both buzzed.
    Their relationship revolves around chemical induced feeling, not real.
    She wants him to want her as more than a narcotic buddy.

    That's how I see it, anyways--

    reminds me sort of of my situation with this boy I hang out with every now and then.
    We get high and have sex, and that's all we have.
    But, like the narrator of the song, I want more.
    signalizeon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Dido songs...I love her lyrics. She wants him to be more and to feel more for him but she can't when he's being the way he's being. "Cuz I'm bored of hanging out in your cold"
    I love "if you won't let me fall for you"
    cheetah9714on May 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI never understood the "hanging out in your cold" but its always been one of my favorite songs and its so upbeat.
    jennytismeon July 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics have been terribly reproduced. Here's a better rendering:

    When you're stoned, baby, and I am drunk,
    and we make love, it seems a little desolate.
    It's hard sometimes not to look away
    and say “what's the point?”
    when I'm trying to hold this fire down.
    I think I'll explode if I can't feel this freely now.

    ‘Cause if you won't let me fall for you,
    then you won't see the best that
    I would love to do for you. Instead,
    you will be missing me when I go,
    ‘cause I'm bored of hanging out in your cold.

    When I feel loved, baby, I join the room
    and the world moves with me.
    When I feel lost, I just slip away,
    silently, quietly take my things and go,
    and say "what's the point?"
    Say "Where's the hope?" I'm coming home.

    ‘Cause if you won't let me fall for you,
    then you won't see the best that
    I would love to do for you. Instead,
    you will be missing me when I go,
    ‘cause I'm bored of hanging out in your cold.

    And if you find, one day,
    find some freedom and relief,
    then with this freedom, baby,
    maybe you will find some peace.
    And with this peace, baby,
    I hope it brings you home to me.
    Bring you home-- take me home.

    ‘Cause if you won't let me fall for you,
    then you won't see the best that
    I would love to do for you. Instead,
    you will be missing me when I go,
    ‘cause I'm bored of hanging out in your cold.

    Oh, take me home.
    Oh, take me home.
    When you're stoned, baby,
    take me home.
    ElectraInsteadon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat a brilliant song, one of my faves on the album. I also wondered what 'bored of hanging out in your cold' could mean Jennytisme; I think it refers to the lack of satisfaction (boredom) of being around someone who is too driven by lust while stoned to feel any emotion or love. Suitenoise, I really think you should give the second album a go; listen to Stoned you will realise that it is not a bog-standard love song. You gain the sense that Dido is longing to love and be loved, but does not imply that getting stoned is a basis for love - quite the opposite I think.
    steb82on March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso, couldn't help but chuckle at the lyrics posted originally - David Dickinson springs to mind on the second line :o)
    steb82on March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I want to hang it out in your coat". Perhaps Dido is portraying herself as a moth, and has eaten her way through the whole coat, and now she's looking for new pastures but the coat doesn't want her to leave because otherwise it will get thrown away.

    Tragic.

    Anyway, I think "When I feel lost I just slip away silently" is showing how she has to leave because he never really noticed her anyway, and he's only using her for sex. Which she likes, but she wants more.
    ikvoriaon March 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think by "bored of hanging out in your cold" she means she is tired of just being there as a last resort.
    Shaelynon May 26, 2010   Link

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