"Artificial Sweetener" as written by and Gwen Dumont Stefani....
Oh yes I'm
Guilty
For leasing myself out
Not ready to go up for sale
Can't seem to give it up
Stubborn, so selfish
I'm showing off the worst in me

The return of Saturn
Assessing my life
Second guessing

I'm full of artificial sweetener
My heart's been deceitful
It's all artificial sweetener
I'm faking I love you's
You're forcing me to

You really deserve love
I want to love you
But I can't seem to find myself
My wilting effort
Our progress report
I'm only sure that I'm not sure

I shudder to be honest
Who's behind it all now?
Who's the author?

I'm full of artificial sweetener
My heart's been deceitful
It's all artificial sweetener
I'm faking I love you's
You're forcing me to

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

I'm full of artificial sweetener
My heart's been deceitful
It's all artificial sweetener
My heart's been deceitful
I'm faking I love you's
You're forcing me to


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"Artificial Sweetener" as written by Thomas Kanal Gwen Dumont

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  • +3
    General Commentthis is one of my favortie no doubt songs... i love the lyrics...to me it means shes showing off the worst side of herself by leasing herself out and making it known that shes just pretty much ready for another relationship when she's not. She's still attached to the last one but wants to love again and be loved so she's selfish by being with someone who loves her, but she just can't return the love...and the love she's showing is fake. She's confussed with what she wants and can't find herself although she knows the person that loves her deserves love and promises. I dunno....that's just the way I see it... I could be wrong.
    anemic royaltyon April 20, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is good, it's kinda angry. it seems like one of the harder songs off return of saturnto me, which, mind you, is an excellent cd, even if its new and different. all no doubt is good no doubt
    starkisson August 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGAHD....sometiems when i listen to this song i wonder if i subconciously wrote it, and used telepathy to send it to that oh-so-awesome gwen. this song NEVER gets old, and it loves to chill in the CD playa on loop 24-7. if u havent heard this song, go download it...TRUST ME...it seriously rockz.

    ~RoCkStEaDy~ & ~kEePiTmAdFuNnY~
    ~*the1&only*~
    -LaUrAjAnE-
    laurajane07on July 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song...one of my favs.
    basically, it's about a person who puts on a happy face but it's fake and they just wanna be happy but they can't so they hide their true emotions and that fucks up their relationships and hurts other people
    moonlitsirenon April 19, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo Doubt is one of my fave bands, and I think this is her best song from Return of Saturn...I agree with anemic royalty, and though im not completely sure about her being not ready for another relationship, i really think ur right when u say that u think she's being selfish by being with someone who loves her when she can't return their love...and also where u say that she knows the person deserves her love and trust but she just can't bring herself to really love that person and her love isn't true.
    Akikoon April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is like one of my favorite songs by no doubt. i love them!!!
    vanitybabeon May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song...the lyrics are awesome.
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, she wrote this about A FRIEND who was being blind about her guy cheating

    gwen wasn't in any situatuin like that during rs
    ndchickletteon December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, she wrote this about A FRIEND who was being blind about her guy cheating

    gwen wasn't in any situatuin like that during rs
    ndchickletteon December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh crap i posted it in the wrong place...ignore those last two
    ndchickletteon December 21, 2004   Link

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