No Doubt - Return of Saturn

No Doubt

Return of Saturn

2000


1: Ex-Girlfriend
2: Simple Kind of Life
3: Bathwater
4: Six Feet Under
5: Magic's in the Makeup
6: Artificial Sweetener
7: Marry Me
8: New
9: Too Late
10: Comforting Lie
11: Suspension Without Suspense
12: Staring Problem
13: Home Now
14: Dark Blue


1: 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 kissed

2: 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...

3: 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 bathwater

4: 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 underground

5: 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?

6: 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 to

7: 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?

8: 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 away

9: 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 blaze

10: 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 weak

11: 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 end

12: 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 staring

13: 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 now

14: 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.