"Grafton Street" as written by Rollo Armstrong, Dido Armstrong and Brian Eno....
No more trips to Grafton Street,
No more going there,
To see you lying still,
While we all come and go.

No more watching sunsets,
It seems like summer's holding on.
And no more standing quietly at your window.

No more driving down your road,
Wondering when you'll be home.
And no more peace when they all leave
And leave us two alone.

And time we always lose is finally found here with you.
My love, I know we're losing but I will stand here by you.

No more calling friends from the car saying "I don't know when,
I'll be there but I'll do my best to come."
No more letting you warm my hands,
No more trying to take it in.
And no more saying "goodbye for the last time again"
And no more saying "goodbye for the last time again"

And time we always lose is finally found here with you.
My love, I know you're leaving but I will stand here by you.

No more trips to Grafton Street,
No more going there,
No more sitting up all night,
Waiting for any word.

Nothing's left that's safe here now,
Nothing will bring you home
Nothing can bring us the peace
We had in Grafton Street.


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"Grafton Street" as written by Brian Eno Dido Armstrong

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    Song MeaningThis song was written as a tribute to Dido's late father (news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/…). Dido's father was Irish and I presume they used to walk along Grafton Street (a main shopping street in Dublin, Ireland), but now no more as her father has passed away. The remainder of the song flows along that logic.
    Deridason April 10, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely adore this song. just got back from dublin so i still feel the atmosphere of spending time on grafton street with special person. beautiful lyrics and gorgeous irish-sounding ending. so far my favourite from new album!
    Kresjuon November 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great song this is!
    Chrisbrfcon November 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song, seems obvious to me it's about death, though it could be interpreted otherwise.
    mkc88on November 20, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionIt seems to me that almost all the songs on this album have some kind of relationship to death. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that her father passed away during the making of it.
    roseinthefallon December 09, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaningits about her breakup with her last boyfriend. pretty sure they lived on grafton street. thats what i read anyways
    led_zeppelin_xxxon December 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt's about the death of her father. They use to visit Grafton street often together.
    lparon June 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about her boyfriend, who lives on Grafton Street, who is possibly in a coma, or possibly dead. "lying still while we all come and go".
    pippahon July 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis feels like she's singing this amidst visiting her dying father in the hospital, which is on Grafton Street. Or maybe in a hospice. He's bed-bound and she's staying long with him while people come and go to visit and pay respects and goodbyes. She takes trips to her car to call her friends for support for herself to relay she doesn't know when it'll be (that he'll pass on).
    I love this line: "And time we always lose is finally found here with you". It says all the time we meant to spend with our loved ones is forced upon us when imminent death lay before us.
    After he's passed on, there is no more continually visiting on Grafton Street. Via his death, they have made their peace between one another.
    Sue866on July 01, 2016   Link

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