"Sand In My Shoes" as written by and Dido/nowels Armstrong....
Two weeks away feels like the whole world should have changed,
But I'm home now, and things still look the same.
I think I'll leave it 'til tomorrow to unpack,
Try to forget for one night that I'm back in my flat.
On the road where the cars never stop going through the night,
To a life where I can't watch the sun set.
I don't have time.
I don't have time.

I've still got sand in my shoes,
And I can't shake the thought of you.
I should get on, forget you.
But why would I want to?
I know we said goodbye,
Anything else would have been confused.
But I want to see you again.

Tomorrow's back to work and down to sanity,
Should run a bath and then clear up the mess i made before i left here.
Try to remind myself that i was happy here,
Before I knew that I could get on a plane and fly away,
From the road where the cars never stop going through the night,
To a life where I can watch the sun set,
And take my time.
Take all my time.

I've still got sand in my shoes,
And I can't shake the thought of you.
I should get on, forget you.
But why would I want to?
I know we said goodbye,
Anything else would have been confused.
But I want to see you again.

Two weeks away,
All it takes,
To change and turn me around,
I've fallen.
I walked away,
And never said,
That I wanted to see you,
Again.

I've still got sand in my shoes,
And I can't shake the thought of you.
I should get on, forget you.
But why would I want to?
I know we said goodbye,
Anything else would have been confused.
But I want to see you again.

I've still got sand in my shoes,
And I can't shake the thought of you.
I should get on, forget you.
But why would I want to?
I know we said goodbye,
Anything else would have been confused.
But I want to see you again.

I've still got sand in my shoes,
And I can't shake the thought of you.
I should get on, forget you.
But why would I want to?
I know we said goodbye,
Anything else would have been confused.
But I want to see you again.
I want to see you again.
I want to see you again.


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"Sand in My Shoes" as written by Dido Armstrong Richard W Nowels

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentI love this song. Just the verses, though, really. It so perfectly describes the way you- or at least I- feel at the end of a vacation. The chorus I could do without... as for what it's about... She met some guy while she was on vacation, and they fell in love, and then at the end of their trips they both went home to whatever far-apart places they live, and she misses him, but knows that trying to have a long-distance relationship with him would be horribly impractical. Plus they both agreed not to try to have one, which she now regrets. And also she's not happy to be back from wherever she was, obviously.
    bouncybluepenguinon April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe music in this song, along with the lyrics just puts me in a good mood. I can't even describe why..it's just one of those songs that lifts you out of anything.
    browneyedbeautyon May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed*wink*
    ViKuLiNkAon October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe music definitely fits the lyrics. this song is basically about how we (people) are always rushing and never really live before we die. and it's kind of self-explanatory that it is also about someone she still cares about and wants to see again.
    jamieanastaciaon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeh, seems to me like its about a holiday romance, she knows its in the past and has to move on but just cant get it out of her head, like most of us after a great holiday its is well depressing coming back to out lives, wicked song, wicked words, I think i'll always have sand in my shoes!! LOL
    Gemson April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTry to forget for one more night
    That I'm back in my flat on the road
    Where the cars never stop going through the night
    To a life where I can't watch sunset


    aint that the truth... its amazing what you'll miss when you don't have the time
    Rachondalooseon May 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti actually just got back from a 2 week-long trip and just discovered this song this morning. its eerie how perfectly it describes how i feel after coming home from a fantastic trip.
    the_mimeon May 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics to this song are hardly obscure -- anyone can understand the vocabulary. Except maybe her use of 'sanitation,' which I assume is a British term for some kind of waste disposal utility. Anyway. c_c

    What this song does describe that I like so much is that floaty feeling one gets when fantasy bleeds into real life. Nobody "has time" really per se, but vacation and falling in love are the two situations that even Jane Blow can find herself in. They're excuses for even the most analytical and boring people to -turn loose- their responsibilities and let themselves be alive for a bit. Maybe forever.
    luminescon July 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlthough it seems sad in away about leaving someone on holiday. It does have a real happy feeling to it. Reminds me of sun, sea sand etc
    bowker76on September 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAs Rachondaloose quoted, those lines are my favorite. I can really relate to the returning to "reality" theme of the song. Not so much to the love theme.
    been_the_oneon February 02, 2006   Link

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