Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Beauty of No Doubt's B-Sides


I am so excited that I found my Boom Box CD set from No Doubt! As I prepare to move into my loft (downtown Pomona, Calif.), I am cleaning out cabinets like crazy. So when I came across it, I was so ecstatic. The Boom Box set has a DVD of their top videos, a DVD of one of the concerts during the Tragic Kingdom tour, a CD of their "The Singles" CD, and a B-sides CD that features songs that didn't make it on their Rock Steady or Return of Saturn CD.

Their B-sides album has always been my favorite as it features some of No Doubt's amazing, raw lyrics. I love Gwen's voice, and hearing her spill out her emotions always delights me.

So here is one of my favorite songs on the B-sides album. It's called "Under Construction." 'Cause aren't we all? Enjoy!

"Success serenades me
And pressures at the door
Broken promise debris
Lie around from my mind war
And my accomplishments interrogating me
Today's become tomorrow before I wanted it to be

Desperate discussions
Disturb the destruction
I assigned in my mind
I'll be find, I'll be fine

'Cause I'm under construction everyone
so you'll have to mind the mess
I'm under some construction

I always had to try harder
I never really could keep up
Sitting in the corner
With my illness and bad luck
But in this humble place
I'm feeling like red wine
And I hope to get better with some time
I'll be fine, in some time I'll be fine

'Cause I'm under construction everyone
So you'll have to mind the mess
I'm under some construction

Correction
Modification
Alteration
Construction

And the rituals that soothe and disgust me
Will be gone in some time, I'll be fine
In some time I'll be fine, I'll be fine

'Cause I'm under construction everyone
So you'll have to mind the mess
I'm under some construction

Construction
Feel better with some construction"


Photo Credit: http://www.audiooverflow.blogspot.com

8 comments:

Heidi Walker said...

Thanks for sharing. :-)

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Chic Therapy said...

i loved No Doubt

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Join the Gossip said...

I love Gwen because she's just like the rest of us girls. Her lyrics are perfect for all of us--what we feel, go through, etc. =)

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