TRAGIC KINGDOM Lyrics

1. SPIDERWEBS Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal
2. EXCUSE ME MR Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont
3. JUST A GIRL Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont
4. HAPPY NOW? Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal
5. DIFFERENT PEOPLE Eric Stefani, Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal
6. HEY YOU Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal
7. THE CLIMB Eric Stefani
8. SIXTEEN Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal
9. SUNDAY MORNING Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani
10. DON'T SPEAK Eric Stefani, Gwen Stefani
11. YOU CAN DO IT Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal
12. WORLD GO 'ROUND Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani
13. END IT ON THIS Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, Eric Stefani
14. TRAGIC KINGDOM Eric Stefani

Tragic Kingdom 1995:
Produced by Matthew Wilder


SPIDERWEBS
G.Stefani, T.Kanal

You think that we connect
That the chemistry's correct
Your words walk right through my ears
Presuming I likn what I hear

And now I'm stuck in the
The web you're spinning
You've got me for you prey

(Yeah) Sorry I'm not home right now
I'm walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message
And I'll call you back
A likely story, but (Yeah) leave a message
And I'll call you back

You're intruding on what's mine
And you're taking up my time
Don't have the courage inside me
To tell you please let me be

Communication, a telephonic invasion
I'm planning my escape...

(Yeah) Sorry I'm not home right now
I'm walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message
And I'll call you back
A likely story, but (Yeah) leave a message
And I'll call you back

And it's all your fault
I screen my phone calls
No matter who calls
I gotta screen my phone calls

Now it's gone to deep (Now, it's gone too deep)
You wake me in my sleep (Wake me in my sleep)
My dreams become nightmares (Dreams become nightmares)
'Cause you're ringing in my ears

(Yeah) Sorry I'm not home right now
I'm walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message
And I'll call you back
A likely story, but (Yeah) leave a message
And I'll call you back

And it's all your fault
I screen my phone calls
No matter-matter-matter-matter who calls
I gotta screen my phone calls

Oooh, the spiderwebs
Leave a message and I'll call you back
I'm walking into spiderwebs
So, leave a message and I'll call you back
I'm walkink into spiderwebs
It's all your fault, no mattter who calls
I gotta screen my phone calls
It's all your fault, it's all your fault
No matter who calls, no matter who calls

I'm walking into spiderwebs so,
Leave a message and I'll call you back
I'm walking into spiderwebs so,
Leave a message and I'll call you back


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EXCUSE ME MR
G.Stefani, T.Dumont

I'm like a beggar with no luck
I'm holding sings up
On your street corner stops
Like most you try not to see me
You stare straight ahead
Ignore the responsibility
Excuse me...excuse me Mr.

I've been waiting in line
And I'd like to buy some of your time
I'm very anxious, eager, willing
What's your billing?

Chorus: So please excuse me Mr.
You've got things all wrong
You make it feel like a crime
So don't confuse me Mr.
I've known you too long
All I need is a little of your time

For most love comes for free
They don't pay the high cost
Of mental custody I'll pay bail for a guarantee
Please make space for me In the time yet to be

Excuse me...excuse me Mr.
I've been waiting in line
And I'd like to buy
Some of your time
I've been saving up my life
What's your price?

Chorus: What should I do
I'm about to crack
And there's a force
That comes over me
It's almost as if I'm tied to the tracks
And I'm waiting for him
To rescue me
The funny thing is
He's not going to come
He's not going to find me This is a matter of fact
The desire you lack
This is the way I guess it has to be...

A little of your time
I need a little of your time
Please,a little of your time

Chorus: I'm in line to buy time
I'm in line to buy time


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JUST A GIRL
G.Stefani, T.Dumont

Take this pink ribbon off my eyes
I'm exposed
And it's no big surprise
Don't you think I know
Exactly where I stand

This world is forcing me
To hold your hand
'Cause I'm just a girl, little 'ol me
Don't let me out of your sight
I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite
So don't let me have any rights

Oh...I've had it up to here!
The moment that I step outside
So many reasons
For me to run and hide
I can't do the little things I hold so dear
'Cause it's all those little things
That I fear

'Cause I'm just a girl I'd rather not be
'Cause they won't let me drive
Late at night I'm just a girl,
Guess I'm some kind of freak
'Cause they all sit and stare
With their eyes

I'm just a girl,
Take a good look at me
Just your typical prototype

Oh...I've had it up to here!
Oh...am I making myself clear?
I'm just a girl
I'm just a girl in the world...
That's all that you'll let me be!
I'm just a girl, living in captivity
Your rule of thumb
Makes me worry some

I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
What I've succumbed to Is making me numb
I'm just a girl, my apologies
What I've become is so burdensome
I'm just a girl, lucky me
Twiddle-dum there's no comparison

Oh...I've had it up to!
Oh...I've had it up to!!
Oh...I've had it up to here!


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HAPPY NOW?
G.Stefani, T.Dumont, T.Kanal

You had the best
But you gave her up
'Cause dependency might interrupt
Idealistic will so hard to please

Put your indecisive mind at ease
You broke the set
Now there's only singles
There's no looking back
This time I mean it

Chorus: Are you happy now?
How is it now?
Are you happy now?
Are you happy?

The uncertainty you had of me
Brought cloudy shady company
The tenderness habitual
A seldom-fading ritual
You killed the pair
Now only one is breathing

There's no looking back
This time I mean it

Chorus: No more leaning on your shoulder
I won't be there, no more bother
If you feel you just might want me
That's too bad, I'm not the easy
The contemplator all those years
Now you must adhere
To your new career of liberation
You've been cast all by yourself
You're free at last You broke the set
Now there's only singles

There's no looking back
This time I mean it

Chorus: You're by yourself
All by yourself
You have no one else
You're by yourself


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DIFFERENT PEOPLE
E.Stefani, G.Stefani, T.Kanal
Things can be broken down
In this world of ours
You don't have to be a famous person
Just to make your mark

A mother can be an inspiration
To her little son
Change his thoughts, his mind, his life,
Just with her gentle hum
So different, yet so the same
Two sisters only have their parents to blame
It's rare that two can get along
But when they do, they're inseparable
Such a blessing comes to few

Chorus: The sky is full of clouds and
My world's full of people
All different kinds with different ways
It would take a lifetime to explain
No one's exactly the same
He and she, two different people
With two seperate lives

Then you put the two together
And get a spectacular surprise
'Cause one can teach the other
What she doesn't know
While still the other fills a place inside
He never knew had room to grow

Chorus: Once in a while I sit back
And think about the planet
Most of the time I trip on it
To kick back and think about
How massive it all is
And how amy others are on it

I often think about the world
In which I live today, of animals and plants
And nature's gift set in display
But the most amazing thing
That I've seen in my time

Are all the different people
And all their different minds
And different ways
It would take a lifetime to explain

No one's exactly the same
So many different people
So many different kinds
So many different people
So many different kinds

Look at me, I'm a person
Look at me, I'm my own person
So many different people
So many different kinds
For better or for worse, different kinds


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HEY YOU
G.Stefani, T.Kanal

Hey you with the wedding dress on
Made of white chiffon blowing in the wind
Hey you with the dreams in your head
You've been so mislead by your heart's pull
I know you're waiting for your ship to come in

You anxiously wait for such a long time
You're just like my Ken and Barbie Doll
You dress up and play the game
You're just like my Ken and Barbie Doll
You're name will never change

Hey you with the eyes full of hope
You think you can rope your desire
Hey you, you naive thing
Your patience in time will tire

I know you're waiting for your tide to roll in
How did you ever set such high hopes?
You're just like my Ken and Barbie Doll
You dress up and play the game
You're just like my Ken and Barbie Doll

You're name will never change
You're just like my Ken and Barbie Doll
In a plastic world of make believe
You're just like my Ken and Barbie Doll
You know he's gonna leave


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THE CLIMB
E.Stefani

Step by step
I've come closer to reaching the top
Every step must be placed so that I don't fall off
Looking down to see about how much higher I am
Another cool wind comes through and brushes my skin
The harder I push the tension does grow
I gather my thoughts the further and further I go

With some luck I just might keep on climbing
So better to climb than to face a fall
So high the climb
Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds
So high the climb Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds

Pulling myself up by a rope
I better my view
The only thing in sight is what I must do
As I turned I could see myself falling
Which in return save me strength for the climb

So high the climb
Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds
So high the climb
Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds

Although many failed I must now prevail with no question
Have no time to stop
Onward to the top of the mountain
And I can't turn back now
Its so very high but I can't turn back now
If I keep it up, I'm gonna make it

I'm so very close can't you see
So high the climb
Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds
So high the climb
Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds
I'm getting closer


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SIXTEEN
G.Stefani, E.Stefani

You've been a juvenile
With a dolphin smile
With no elbow room
With your body in bloom
You've had your little backyard
Protected by big walls

You didn't dare look over
'Cause you've been too small
Now you're finally sixteen
And you're feeling old
But they won't believe
That you've got a soul

'Cause you're only sixteen
And you're feeling real
But you can't seem to cop a feel
Why do they force us
Through the metamorphose

Little butterfly
No matter how you try
You'll be segragated
You're gonna be closed off
You're callow and you're green

'Cause you're caught between
You're only sixteen
Try to cross the line
But your little wings are intertwined
You're only sixteen
And you're such a tease
And there's nothing you do

That can really please
"These children
They're not really bad most of them
They're just products
Of rotten neighborhoods
And bad family situations"

You know you can forsake it
So sit back and take it
You see you're not just ripe
So don't try and fight that
You're only sixteen

You wanna catch a peek
But they look at you
Like you're such a freak
Well, you're only sixteen
With a lot to say
But they won't give you
The time of day

You're only sixteen!
You're only sixteen!!
You're only sixteen!!!
You poor little thing


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SUNDAY MORNING
T.Kanal, G.Stefani, E.Stefani

Sappy pathetic little me
That was the girl I used to be
You had me on my knees
I'd trade you places any day
I'd never thought you could be that way
But you looked like me on Sunday

You came in with the breeze
On Sunday Morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning

I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you well... so well

You're trying my shoes on for a change
They look so good but fit so strange
Out of fashion so I can complain

You came in with the breeze
On Sunday Morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning

I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you well... so well

I know who I am, but who are you?
You're not looking like you used to
You're on the other side of the mirror
So nothing's looking quite as clear

Thank you, for turning on the light
Thank you, now you're the parasite
I didn't think you had it in you
And now, you're looking like I used to!

You came in with the breeze
On Sunday Morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning
And you want me badly
You cannot have me

I thought I knew you
I've got a new view
I thought I knew you well...oh well


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DON'T SPEAK
E.Stefani, G.Stefani

You and me
We used to be together
Everyday together always
I really feel
That I'm losing my best friend
I can't believe
This could be the end
It looks as though you're letting go

And if it's real
Well I don't want to know

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me cause it hurts
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
I don't need your reasons
Don't tell me cause it hurts

Our memories
Well, they can be inviting
But some are altogether
Mighty frightening
As we die, both you and I
With my head in my hands
I sit and cry

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me cause it hurts (no, no, no)
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
I don't need your reasons
Don't tell me cause it hurts

It's all ending
I gotta stop pretending who we are...
You and me I can see us dying...are we?

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me cause it hurts (no, no, no)
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
I don't need your reasons
Don't tell me cause it hurts
Don't tell me cause it hurts!
I know what you're saying
So please stop explaining

Don't speak,
don't speak,
don't speak,
oh I know what you're thinking
And I don't need your reasons
I know you're good,
I know you're good,
I know you're real good
Oh, la la la la la la La la la la la la
Don't, Don't, uh-huh Hush, hush darlin'
Hush, hush darlin' Hush, hush
don't tell me tell me cause it hurts
Hush, hush darlin' Hush, hush darlin'
Hush, hush don't tell me tell me cause it hurts


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YOU CAN DO IT
G.Stefani, E.Stefani, T.Dumont, T.Kanal

Since you've been gone
Since you've been unglued
It's hard to figure out
Your next move
One minute here
The next you're gone

Let's make an end
To this sad, sad song
For you it's hard to take
'Cause the pill has an awful taste
Just open up and swallow down
Once it hits bottom
Things may turn around
Unfortunately this is the case
You've got to catch up
And win the race

Straighten yourself out...
You can do it
One minute here
The next you're gone
Let's make an end
To this sad, sad song

They can't understand
That you mean to do good
I guess you could say
You're misunderstood
I know you're meaning well
But you've been shot to hell
Just come back and join us now
'Cause I know that you know how
Unfortunately this is the case

You've got to catch up
And win the race
Straighten yourself out...
You can do it I know it seems
They're messing with your mind
But you don't have to go
Foward blind
So let the bygoned be bygone
And let's make and end
To this sad, sad song

Unfortunately this is the case
You've got to catch up
And win the race
Straighten yourself out...
You can do it


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WORLD GO 'ROUND
T.Kanal, G.Stefani

In the quickness of our haste
It seems we forget how to live
The old blueprint
No longer manifests itself
As the correct way to excist

Wipe the grime off the viewhole
And please take a closer look
Enviromental bandits
Up to their shenanigans
Crooks disquised...

We've got to find another way
To make the world go 'round
Our indivigual roles we think
Not so important to the plot
The big picture unseen
Leaving life un between
Destroyed and overwrought

There's no need to point the finger
We understand who takes the blame
Dilinquents caught
Red-handed in the act
Crooks disquised as you and I

We've got to find another way
To make the world go 'round
You see there's many many many
People in the world
And I'm not sure if I like

What I've heard I'm not sure if I like
What I'm doing myself
I'm not sure if I like how it turns
Degragation Violation
Inexcusable exploitation It's the dawning of a new era
People consciously don't care
How unfair
We've gotta find another way
To make the world go 'round


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END IT ON THIS
G.Stefani, T.Dumont, T.Kanal, E.Stefani

You see in the past
I had a dream
A fantasy
I thought that we would last
Become a little family

Then one, two, three, four
The years were flying by
They soared
And it's my gut feeling
It's not happening for me, so...

Let's end it on this
Give me one last kiss
Let's end it on this
Let's end it on this

You see it's hard to face
The addict that's inside of me
I want to fill my glass up
With you constantly
I've been here before
But I've never ever felt this sure
And now I know I've been dreaming
And your actions
Have inspired me, so...

Let's end it on this
Give me one last kiss
Let's end it on this
Let's end it on this

I open up, you ignore me
You're not the same at all
And if I could turn back
The pages of time I'd rewrite you point of view
Washed up to the shore
Given one last chance
To try some more
But I'm tired, I'm freezing
Let's stop and call it history


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TRAGIC KINGDOM
E.Stefani

Once was a magical place
Over time it was lost
Price increased the cost
Now the fortune of the kingdom
Is locked up in its dungeon vaults

The castle floor lies in traps
With coiled wired set back
Decoyed by old cheese
Now the drawbridge has been lifted
As the millions

They drop to their knees
They pay homage to a king
Whose dreams are buried
In their minds

His tears are frozen stiff
Icicles drip from his eyes
The cold wind blows as it snows
On those who fight to get in
On heads that are small
Disillusioned as they enter

They're unaware what's
Behind castle walls
But now it's written in stone
The king has been overthrowned
By jesterly fools
And the power of the people
Shall come to believe they do rule
They pay homage to a king
Whose dreams are buried
In their minds
His tears are frozen stiff

Icicles drip from his eyes
Welcome to the tragic kingdom
Cornfields of popcorn
Have yet to spring open
Have they lost their heads
Or are they just all blind mice
We've heard all their stories
One too many times
Hypnotized by fireflies
That glow in the dark
Midgets that disquise themselves
As tiny little dwarfs

The parade that's electrical
It serves no real purpose
Just takes up a lot of juice
Just to impress us
They pay homage to a king
Whose dreams are buried
In their minds
His tears are frozen stiff

Icicles drip from his eyes
Welcome to the tragic kingdom
Cornfields of popcorn
Have yet to spring open


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