sitting on the roof of the world lyrics – dido

i climbed a mountain
not knowing that i had
thought it was just a road from a to b
i took no protection
not much of anything
just went as i was
looking in windows
and playing songs
and knocking on doors
and i was not scared
i just enjoyed the sights
kept myself to myself

there i was
sitting on the roof of the world
there i was
there i was
not knowing how i got there
or how to leave

everyone says
i was lucky to have got there
as not many can
but truth be told
i was saved
by the love
of a good man
who came and got me
and bought me down
from on
up there
i’d be lying if i didn’t say
i missed it now and then
but i have no wish to go back there

there i was
sitting on the roof of the world
there i was
with all the gods
not knowing how i got there
or how to leave

people say
what’s so special about being back here
with everyone so close
but that’s the point
i don’t want to be different
i just want to fit in

there i was
there i was
sitting on the roof of the world
there i was
with all the gods
not knowing how i got there
or how to leave

/ dido lyrics