"Comforting Lie" as written by and Gwen Dumont Stefani....
I started out on
the wrong foot
Now I'm 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
Can't get this taste out of my mouth
Swallow it down
Pretend

[Chorus]
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

I'm just a normal person
Without those problems
When did it change?
Admissions so embarrassing
I'm on the verge of tears again

Hold it, hold it all in
I'll let it build up
Build a bomb
And blow it, blow it away
Clear it all out
Just end it

Oh look I took the Band-Aid off
Did I take it off too soon?
Hysterical confession
My big courageous move

Don't gasp at the predictable
A comforting lie can't last
Preordained checklist of this awkward love
It's so sad

[Chorus]

Sort it, sort it out
Just give it back
No thank you
Toss it, toss it away
Eliminate
Just give up

I can't decide
This tug of war
I'm feeling weak


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"Comforting Lie" as written by Thomas Kanal Gwen Dumont

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    General CommentThis is a very good song..."I'm just a normal person without theses problems when did it change..."
    saves_the_day_girlon May 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favorite song on Return Of Saturn, though I love them all. No Doubt is my favorite band, and Gwen is my idol! :)
    stargazer00on August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh, this is so me. I have resorted to alcohol to help me fit this character, my Hyde, if you will, when I have despised the shit my whole life. I lie to myself and others, trying to present a persona of confidence when I am anything but. I am so sick of pretending, and would like to blow it all out, like in the song. (Shit, this sounds like a journal entry...sorry guys). I feel sick...


    Great, great song. A little too personal, but I like it anywho
    lady_picture_showon June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought it was called comforting lie?
    sunBurnton December 15, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song.
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song says exactly what I'm feeling right now.
    roxstar210on June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. i love the last few tracks off return of saturn actually, it's good to just let them play without messing around with the skip track button.
    starkisson August 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about her trying to be fake and hold everything in on the inside because she's hurting and tired of it all. She'll act like one person in public but she's someone different on the inside and she wants the inside person to come out....I don't know if this is true or not but it's my interpetation on this song.
    I love No Doubt by the way...I've been a fan since the Tragic Kingdom cd (sp?)
    I love how on every cd they have a new sound..it keeps everything fresh and new.
    Meowkittyon March 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely LOVE this song.
    it's about her having many sides--jekyll and hyde--and she can't decide how she wants to feel so she hides all those sides deep within herself but then she just cant keep it bottled up and she explodes.
    all the different feelings she feels are playing a "tug of war" within her and she just doesnt want to feel them all. in the end, she gives up, "feeling weak"
    moonlitsirenon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think you guys are all right but i think the line I'm just a normal person
    Without those problems
    When did it change? means that she used to be one of those people that doesnt let anything or anyone get to her and now they do and hses wondering when did she change
    verucasalt213on October 18, 2004   Link

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