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No Doubt lyrics

Album: Return of Saturn [2000]

Tracks14
 01  Ex-Girlfriend
 02  Simple Kind of Life
 03  Bathwater
 04  Six Feet Under
 05  Magic's in the Makeup
 06  Artificial Sweetener
 07  Marry Me
 08  New
 09  Too Late
 10  Comforting Lie
 11  Suspension Without Suspense
 12  Staring Problem
 13  Home Now
 14  Dark Blue
all No Doubt lyrics



Ex-Girlfriend
I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend
I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend

I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend
I hope I hold a special place with the rest of them
And you know it makes me sick to be on that list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed

You say you're gonna burn before you mellow
I will be the one to burn you
Why'd you have to go and pick me?
When you knew that we were different, completely

I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend
I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriendI hope I hold a special place with the rest of them
I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend

I'm another ex-girlfriend on your list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed

Your wildness scares me
So does your freedom
You say you can't stand the restrictions
I find myself trying to change you
If you were meant to be my lover I wouldn't have to

And I feel so mean, I feel in between
'Cause I'm about to give you away

I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend
(for someone else to take)
I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend
(am I making a mistake?)
I hope I hold a special place with the rest of them
(all the time that we spent)
I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girl, friend

I'm another ex-girlfriend on your list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed
I'm another ex-girlfriend on your list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed

I'm about to give you away for someone else to take
I'm about to give you away for someone else to take

We keep repeating mistakes for souvenirs
And we've been in between the days for years
And I know that when I see you I'm going to die
I know I'm going to want you and you know why
It's going to kill me to see you with the next girl
'Cause I'm the most gorgeously jealous kind of ex-girl

But I should have thought of that before we kissed

I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend
I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend
I hope I hold a special place with the rest of them
I kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend

I'm another ex-girlfriend on your list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed
I'm another ex-girlfriend on your list
But I should have thought of that before we kissedback to top
Simple Kind of Life
For a long time I was in love
Not only in love, I was obsessed
With a friendship that no one else could touch
It didn't work out, I'm covered in shells

And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life
And all I needed was a simple man
So I could be a wife

I'm so ashamed, I've been so mean
I don't know how it got to this point
I always was the one to fall in love
You came along, I'm hunting you down

Like a sick domestic abuser looking for a fight
And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life

If we met tomorrow for the very first time
Would it start all over again?
Would I try to make you mine?

I always thought I'd be a mom
Sometimes I wish for a mistake
The longer that I wait the more selfish that I get
You seem like you'd be a good dad

Now all those simple things are simply too
complicated for my life
How'd I get so faithful to my freedom?
A selfish kind of life
When all I ever wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life...back to top
Bathwater
You and your museum of lovers
The precious collection youíve housed in your covers
My simpleness threatened by my own admission

And the bags are much too heavy
In my insecure condition
My pregnant mind is fat full with envy again

But I still love to wash in your old bathwater
Love to think that you couldnít love another
I canít help itÖyouíre my kind of man

Wanted and adored by attractive women
Bountiful selection at your discretion
I know Iím diving into my own destruction

So why do we choose the boys that are naughty?
I donít fit in so why do you want me?
And I know I canít tame youÖbut I just keep trying

ĎCause I love to wash in your old bathwater
Love to think that you couldnít love another
Iím on you list with all your other women
But I still love to wash in your old bathwater
You make me feel like I couldnít love another
I canít help itÖyouíre my kind of man

Why do the good girls always want the bad boys?

So I pacify problems with kisses and cuddles
Diligently doubtful through all kinds of trouble
Then I find myself choking on all my contradictions

ĎCause I love to wash in your old bathwater
Love to think that you couldnít love another
Share a toothbrushÖyouíre my kind of man
I still love to wash in your old bathwater
Make me feel like I couldnít love another
I canít help itÖyouíre my kind of man

No I canít help myself
I canít help myself
I still love to wash in your old bathwaterback to top
Six Feet Under
In the morning I wake up
And in the night I sleep
Since the day that I was born
Repeat, repeat, repeat
Brought to this life
Born to this life
Where was I before?
Non-existent? Not at all?
Will I ever know?

Today is my birthday
And I get one every year
And some dayÖ
Hard to believe
But Iíll be buried six feet underground

Subconsciously motivated natural instinct
Alter nature for the pleasure
Orthocycline
Flirt with conception
Slow the cycle
Will the baby grow?
Social tradition interference
Control, control, control

Today is my birthday
And I get one every year
And some dayÖ
Hard to believe
But Iíll be buried six feet underground
Iíll be dead and gone, no longer around

Spinning, spinning
Before I can recall
All the unknown chemicals
Control the cycle
The successive generations
From dust to dust
Burying my grandma
Then give birth to my own daughter

Today is my birthday
And I get one every year
And some dayÖ
Hard to believe
But Iíll be buried six feet underground

Today is my birthday
And I get one every year
And some dayÖ
Hard to believe
But Iíll be buried six feet underground
Iíll be dead and gone, no longer around
Iíll be buried six feet undergroundback to top
Magic's in the Makeup
Can you tell Iím faking it?
But I want to be myself
A counterfeit disposition
Canít be good for my health
So many different faces
Depending on the different phases
My personality changes
Iím a chameleon
Thereís more than one dimension
I can fool you and attract attention
Camouflage my nature
Let me demonstrateÖ

Makeupís all off
Who am I?
Magicís in the makeup
Who am I?

If you bore me them Iím comfortable
If you interest me Iím scared
My attraction paralyzes me
No courage to show my true colors that exist
But I want to be the real thing
But if you catch my eye canít be authentic
The oneís I loath are the oneís that know me the best

My makeupís all off
Who am I?
The magicís in the makeup
Who am I?

The makeupís all off
Who am I?
If magicís in the makeup
Then who am I?
Magicís in the makeup
But I want to be the real thing
But the magicís in the makeup
And I want to be the real thing

My makeupís all off
Who am I?back to top
Artificial Sweetener
Oh yes Iím guilty
For leasing myself out
Not ready to go up for sale
Canít seem to give it up
Stubborn, so selfish
Iím showing off the worst in me

The return of Saturn
Assessing my life
Second guessingÖ

Iím full of artificial sweetener
My heartís been deceitful
Itís all artificial sweetener
Iím faking I love youís
Youíre forcing me to

You really deserve love
I want to love you
But I canít seem to find myself
My wilting effort
Our progress report
Iím only sure that Iím not sure

I shudder to be honest
Whoís behind it all now?
Whoís the author?

Iím full of artificial sweetener
My heartís been deceitful
Itís all artificial sweetener
Iím faking I love youís
Youíre forcing me to

Re-read, re-write, redo, undoIím stuck on this page
I was born two weeks late
Is that why I hesitate?
Iím on the fence
Push me off it
I want to be on your side now
And keep a promise

Iím full of artificial sweetener
My heartís been deceitful
Itís all artificial sweetener
Iím faking I love youís
Youíre forcing me toback to top
Marry Me
I canít help that I like to be kissed
And I wouldnít mind if my name changed to Mrs.
This is one side, my conventional side
An attraction to tradition
My vintage disposition
My sincere architecture
And I want to cook him dinner
But Iím more indecisive than ever
And who believes in forever?

Who will be the one to marry me?

A girl in the world barking up the wrong tree
A creature conditioned to employ matrimony
Crumbling continuity, I pick up the pieces
The ceremony makes me zealous
As the past quickly ceases
Fear from being neutered
Iím now prude, now defensive
Quickly Iím altered and tempted by new love only rented

Do you believe youíll marry me?
You might be the one to marry me

Back, looking back, looking back at me
Iím not how I used to be
Take me back, take back into history
Diamond ring, tie me down just like it used to be

Who will be the one to marry me?
Who will be the one to marry me?back to top
New
Donít let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
Donít let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
And I canít believe Iíve had this chance now
Donít let it go away

New, youíre so new
You, youíre new
And I never had this taste in the past
New, youíre so new

My normal hesitation is gone
And I really gravitate to your will
Are you here to fetch me out?
ĎCause Iíve never had this taste in my mouth

Oh youíre not old
And youíre not familiar
Recently discovered and Iím learning about you

New, youíre so new
You, youíre new

And youíre consuming me violently
And your reverence shamelessly tempting me
Who sent this maniac?
ĎCause I never had this taste in the past

Oh youíre different, youíre different from the former
Like a fresh battery, Iím energized by youDonít let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
Donít let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
And I canít believe Iíve had this chance now
Donít let it go away

Why am I so curious?
This territory is dangerous
Iíll probably end up at the start
Iíll be back in line with my broken heart
New, youíre so new
You, youíre new
And I never had this taste in the past

Donít let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
Donít let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
And I canít believe Iíve had this chance now
Donít let it go away

And I canít believe it
Canít believe it
Canít believe it
Canít believe it
Donít let it go away, this feeling has got to stay
Donít let it go awayback to top
Too Late
I just want to take you away from everyone
And keep you stashed under my pillow
And then Iíd take you out simply for my own pleasure
And wear you when the occasions special
Then Iíd put you on like a diamond
So I can sparkle and be the envy of my friends
Iíd proudly hold the leash that Iíd have you on
So you canít stray and follow me around all day

Itís too late now
I donít think it can fade
Itís too real now
Fulfillment just adds fuel to the blaze

Compulsion has stained me
Iím nervously cradling our young love
Without known limits love
Like a butterfly cupped in my hands
I peek in to see beauty trapped
Confined it flutters
Then it leaves behind colorful dust
To remind me of the special times weíve spent
But of course it has to leave my clutch
But enoughís never enough to make a dent

Itís too late now
I donít think it can fade
Itís too real now
Fulfillment just adds fuel to the blaze

And in time it will end
And there really isnít hope for the two of us
But right now I give inÖ
Itís too late now
I donít think it can fade
Itís too real now
Fulfillment just adds fuel to the blaze
Fulfillment just adds fuel to the
Fulfillment just adds fuel to the blazeback to top
Comforting Lie
I started out on the wrong foot
Now Iím not myself
I am Jekyll, I am Hyde
Found this place to hide
Come seek me

Oh, so up and down
So back and forth
So insecure
Canít get this taste out of my mouth
Swallow it down
Pretend

Hold it, hold it all in
Let it build up
Build a bomb
Blow it, blow it away
Clear it all out
Just end it

Iím just a normal person
Without those problems
When did it change?
Admissions so embarrassing
Iím on the verge of tears again

Hold it, hold it all in
Let it build up
Build a bomb
And blow it, blow it away
Clear it all out
Just end itOh look I took the Band-Aid off
Did I take it off too soon?
Hysterical confession
My big courageous move

Donít gasp at the predictable
A comforting lie canít last preordained checklist of this awkward love
Itís so sad

Hold it, hold it all in
Let it build up
Oh, build a bomb
Blow it, blow it away
Clear it all out
Just end it

Sort it, sort it out
Just give it back
No thank you
Toss it, toss it away
Eliminate
Just give up

I canít decide
This tug of war
Iím feeling weakback to top
Suspension Without Suspense
My divorce from dependence
Thatís when you found you
I was still soft
And we always were in trouble
Odds stacked against us
And troubleís what we are

We get so far
And then it just starts rewinding
And the same old song
Weíre playing it again
Suspension without suspense

Now that Iíve murdered your inspiration
And I forced you off
Do you hate me?
Do you want revenge?
I want to call you
But I wonít

We get so far
And then it just starts rewinding
And the same old song
Weíre playing it again
Suspension without suspense

Oh the pessimistic protection plan
Moderation loving
Iíve been hardened by the circumstance
We knew this was comingWe get so far
And then it just starts rewinding
And the same old song
Weíre playing it again
Suspension without suspense

We get so far
And then it just starts rewinding
And the same old song
Weíre playing it again and again
Suspension without suspense
Intentions without intent
But I donít want the love we have to endback to top
Staring Problem
My eyes are so rootless
They wander, I follow
I keep staring, I canít stop it
I know I shouldnít
But I canít stop it

Such a cute girl
Iím so jealous
I wish I looked exactly like her
Whatís it like to have that body?
Iím gawking while I wonder

S-T-A-R-I-N-G
I canít stop staring
S-T-A-R-I-N-G
I canít stop staring

With my envy I steal glances
Resentful fault finder
This peek-a-booís become a problem
Predisposed cat fighter

S-T-A-R-I-N-G
I canít stop staring
S-T-A-R-I-N-G
I canít stop staringback to top
Home Now
Iím hanging out with me
And youíre a vacant chair
A chosen compromise
This space we rarely share

And if you lived here youíd be home now

So what you giviní up for me?
And what shall I give up for you?
Aimless expectations passing by

If you lived here youíd be home now
If you lived here youíd be home now

And to make it real
I need to have you here
I need to have you
I need to hold you

Barren wasted heart
Neglect of normalcy

And if you lived here youíd be home now
Oh if you lived here youíd be home now

And to make it real
I need to have you here
I need to have you
It canít be sincere
Unless you spend time here
I need to see youÖSupervision is what I need
Some consistence, tangibility
Some casual light days
Part of the furniture
I want to take you for granted
And see you regular

So what you giviní up for me?
And what shall I give up for you?
The separations tired, itís been too long

And to make it real
I need to have you here
I need to have you
It canít be sincere
Unless you spend time here
I need to see you
I need youÖ

Come home nowback to top
Dark Blue
Iím tired from exploring you
Iím sorry youíve had some scary days
Iím lucky, they had me on a leash
Exposing, sometimes you frighten me

And itís too bad youíre so sad
I wish you could have had what I had

Iím loathing most of your history
Hesitation, but then you siphon me
Your potential, well Iíll indulge in that
Violent timing explains the aftermath

And itís too bad youíre so sad
I wish you could have had what I had
And itís so sad itís too bad
Maybe I can make you feel better
Oh maybe Iím supposed to make you feel better

I want to comfort you

Unlike you I had it easy
Youíre dark blue
Stained from previous days

And youíre so sad
Itís too bad
I wish you could have had what I had
And itís too bad youíre so sad
Maybe I can make you feel better

Iím sorry

there is a "secret song" at the end of the cd but it's all instrumental.back to top
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