"Suspension Without Suspense" as written by and Gwen Stefani....
My divorce from
Dependence
That's when you found me
I was still soft
And we always were in trouble
Odds stacked against us
And trouble's what we are

We get so far
And then it just start rewinding
And the same old song
We're playing it again
Suspension without suspense

Now that I've murdered your inspiration
And I forced you off
Do you hate me?
Do you want revenge?
I want to call you
But I won't

We get so far
And then it just starts rewinding
And the same old song
We're playing it again
Suspension without suspense

Oh the pessimistic protection plan
Moderation loving
I've been hardened by the circumstance
We knew this was coming

We get so far
And then it just starts rewinding
And the same old song
We're playing it again
Suspension without suspense

We get so far
And then it just starts rewinding
And the same old song
We're playing it again and again
Suspension without suspense
Intentions without intent
But I don't want the love we have to end


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"Suspension Without Suspense" as written by Gwen Stefani

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    General Commenti love this song, it reminds me of one of my good friends that i was in love with, and it was just the same thing over and over. "we get so far, and then it just starts rewinding, and the same old song, we're playing it again, suspension without suspense..." that totally fits it.
    chelseaSAVEStheDAYon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTis about rebound relationships and how they aren't always a wise move.
    Tinkerbellon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about relationships that never move forward. People seem to try to make things work with the magic they had in the beginning, but don't realize that you learn so much more about people's habits that you don't see at first. People evolve and change, even if you don't think you are, and your partner has to be willing to accept that and change with you or risk losing you. Often, people go into an unhealthy pattern of stuffing problems under the rug for the sake of staying together, and it only works for so long before those problems sneak up on you and attack. It'll just keep coming back or "rewinding". Suspension without suspense = hanging around even though you know the outcome.
    Gato Blancoon March 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentalright, this song to me atleast, is about a relationship that many did not believe would work out. they would get to a point where they thought things were completely awesome, but there was something holding them back from moving forward. whatever it was that was holding them back would stir something about between them and take them back to where they started. it's all about two people who love eachother so much that they don't want to give up on eachother, but the suspense is missing because they know how the outcome goes.
    NoDoubt18on June 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is my Fav. No doubt song. I think, overall, its about a relationship where the it just goes in the same cycle. They cant avoid it and they do nothing to change it.
    cut in half 13on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis probably isn't what it meant to Gwen, but to me... this song is about a relationship between two people who are still hurt from their last relationship. And she realized that she wasn't really in love with this person and she broke it off, because she was just using him to project her feelings for her ex onto something. And she admitted this to him and he got pissed. :\ And then she realizes that she DOES love him! And ahh! And they're in a long distance relationship. and I'm relating this to me now.
    vapidon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlove this song.
    2late4hopeon November 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmmm... i thnk the song is talkn about a broken relationship. the whole:
    We get so far
    And then it just starts rewinding
    And the same old song
    We're playing it again....................is probably saying that the couple is trying to move on and then when they actually get to that point of moving forth something makes them weak and they go back to each othr...not actually back TOGETHER...but u knoe that whole starting to talk again and seeing each othr...getting tingly feelings again...confusing thoughts and frustrations thatll get em mad again...and then they dont wanna talk and see othr and dont try cuz they dont wanna seem like they care or wanna hurt the othr....and it jst keeps going and going cuz they havent let go....eh. i tried. lol
    Darksmileson June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about being with someone you love so much, but it's just not working out. even though it's not working out, you don't want to give up on the relationship. so, it's like this never ending cycle thing that goes on and on 'cause no one has the balls to really end it end it. it's a beautiful song!
    jackers23on June 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot playing around with any specific-ness,
    it`s about getting yourself into something without looking on it, & then just falling back to where you came from. The song title itself describes that perfectly & "We get so far & then it just starts rewinding..." is also a good reference to my interpretation.
    xocupkakeon February 01, 2007   Link

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