You and me
We used to be together
Every day 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
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
And 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
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
And 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
No I know what you're thinking
And I don't need your reasons
I know you good I know you good
I know you real good oh

La la la la la la la la la
Don't don't ooh ooh
Hush hush darling
Hush hush darling
Hush hush don't tell me 'cause it hurts
Hush hush darling
Hush hush darling
Hush hush don't tell me 'cause it hurts



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  • +3
    My Interpretation:I have a personal interpretation for this song. This song expresses perfectly what I felt.
    There was a guy, who changed my life. He was my soul brother, I felt alive again. But I didn’t have any other feelings for him than platonic. For a long time I tried to ignore the fact that he was falling in love with me. But some day even I could see it and I could feel that he wanted to tell me madly. I started to avoid him, because I didn’t want to lose my best friend. I didn’t want him to speak about it, because I thought that was the only way things could stay the same.
    He told me and things changed. But they were already different.
    I know that the emotional situation was and is worse for him, but I was really hurt, too.
    Gwilwilethon July 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Gwen Stefani (the HOTTEST rocker EVER) is writing about her break up with bassist Tony Kanal.. What's amazing is that they stayed together as a band and the two remain best friends to this day.
    maxpower114on February 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:the song was about tony kanal leaving her after seven years togther,its a break up song anthem now.i like the lines, 'i know you good, i know you real good' because thats what a really long relationship amounts too.the video for this song was about gwen being idolised and the band members being left behind.
    kaatrienon May 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Damn I love this song. Reminds me of high school. People loving and losing, me trying to love and going insane in the process...not literally insane, but getting my feelings hurt trying to love someone.
    zacsteron April 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:this song reminds me of my exboyfreind
    and i love it so much................
    nina_zdon May 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song was originally written by her brother- It seemed to forshadow her current situation at the time with her relationship- her band.

    //I can see us dying... are we? //


    In the music video there is a Garden of Edan feel, living in paradise not in reality. These conditions can make things painful when reality throws you a curve ball. Awarness is very important and living in la la land can kill your core being if your not ready.

    //Our memories
    They can be inviting
    But some are altogether
    Mighty frightening//



    She already knows the ugly truth and won't allow it to swallow her up

    //Don't speak//
    //I can't believe//
    //Well I don't want to know//
    //Don't tell me 'cause it hurts no no no//




    Again she dosen't want anything sugar coated but yet refuses to listen to all the painful words -she has reached her limit.

    //And I don't need your reasons
    Don't tell me 'cause it hurts
    It's all ending,
    I gotta stop pretending who we are... //





    AcidAliceon October 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:A song about a break-up. Could be any sort but definitely a relationship. Pssssst! Pick yourself up and get on with this mess called life. ;) I guarantee,that they did. :)
    redshiftdazzleron August 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:They broke up?
    Shoyruon January 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think Gwen Stefani wrote this song detailing her feelings when she was idolized by Rolling Stone magazine and the rest of the band was left in the dust. The song tells how she was in fear of the bands destruction. You can look at it from the view of Gwen and Tony breaking up, but this song has double meanings.

    God Bless Adrian Young :D
    MorningStaron April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think that this song is wonderful and I really like it.
    Dark Angel 33on April 27, 2002   Link

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