"Underneath It All" as written by David Allan Stewart and Gwen Renee Stefani....
There's times where I want something more
Someone more like me
There's times when this dress rehearsal
Seems incomplete
But, you see the colors in me like no one else
And behind your dark glasses you're
You're something else

You're really lovely
Underneath it all
You want to love me
Underneath it all
I'm really lucky
Underneath it all
You're really lovely

You know some real bad tricks
And you need some discipline
But, lately you've been trying real hard
And giving me your best
And, you give me the most gorgeous sleep
That I've ever had
And when it's really bad
I guess it's not that bad

You're really lovely
Underneath it all
You want to love me
Underneath it all
I'm really lucky
Underneath it all
You're really lovely

So many moons that we have seen
Stumbling back next to me
I've seen right through and underneath
And you make me better
I've seen right through and underneath
And you make me better
Better better

You are my real Prince Charmin'
Like the heat from the fire
You were always burnin'
And each time you're around
My body keeps callin
For your touch
Your kisses and your sweet romancin'
There's an underside to you
that this here woman that adore
Aside from your temper
Everything is secure
You're good for me, baby
of that, I'm sure
Over and over again
I want more

You've used up all your coupons
And all you've got left is me
And somehow I'm full of forgiveness
I guess it's meant to be

You're really lovely
Underneath it all
You want to love me
Underneath it all
I'm really lucky
Underneath it all
You're really lovely

You're really lovely
Underneath it all
You want to love me
Underneath it all
I'm really lovely
Underneath it all
And you're really lovely


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"Underneath It All" as written by Gwen Stefani Dave Stewart

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  • +3
    General CommentYou all suck. This just shows that you're all No Doubt Fan Posers! You can't make the same music over and over agian, you should be happy that they're growing as artists and experimenting with new material. This song and so many others are great on the new album. Stop trying to catagorize yourselves and open up your minds. You shouldn't give a shit what your ska friends will say if you still listen to No doubt.
    alohaparadiseon July 30, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentlove love love this song
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    gunner-chicaon May 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LOVE this song. It is so sweet
    ali_caton February 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dun like any of their new stuff, not off the past two albums, except by the way, and this song...... :-\ i wish they had more stuff like this...their old stuff was so much better than what they have now, and this kinda reminds me of it.

    ~Toby*
    flutmuttobsteron August 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentps. Sublime kicks ass.
    NicoleInWonderlandon August 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Live Ascoutic version at the end of "The Singles" is better. Without the rap bit.
    1000_bongson June 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow. There's a lot of stuff up here that has nothing to do with the meaning of the song.

    I agree with heavens_mistake about the song being kinda ironic. That's how I see it. She is in love with this guy so much, that she has herself convinced that even though he's an ass, he has good intentions and somewhere underneath it all he's a good person who loves her too. I feel like that sometimes. I really love this song even though it reminds me how I can be pathetic like that too. My favorite part is:
    "You've used up all your coupons
    And all you've got left is me
    And somehow I'm full of forgiveness
    I guess it's meant to be."

    That is how I feel about my significant other sometimes. If it wasn't meant to be, I would've dropped him by now, right?

    It can also be taken to mean that she sees the good in him like no one else can and that's why she loves him so much. That's a happier way of seeing it.
    sfgirl82on November 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti reckon this song is about being eith some one who puts on a front and really shes just saying,that underneath all that you're a great person!
    jessredmanon March 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHey, does anyone else get turned on by gwen's singing in this song?
    Novan01on July 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song means after everything that goes on hes still the guy that u picked and he loves you.
    nodoubtfanon February 23, 2006   Link

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