There's times when 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

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

And 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

For real
'Cause underneat' it all, you are my real Prince Charmin'
Like the heat from the fire, you were always burnin'
Any time you're around, my body keeps callin'
For your touch, your kisses and your sweet romancin'
There's another side of you, weh this a woman yah adore
Aside from your temper, everything else secure
You're good for me, baby, for that, I'm sure
'Cause over and over again, me 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

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

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

Mm, mm, mm
Underneath it all
Mm, mm, mm
Underneath it all
Mm, mm, mm
Underneath it all
Mm, mm, mm
Underneath it all


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Underneath It All Lyrics as written by Gwen Stefani, Dave Stewart

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    You 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
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    love love love this song .)

    gunner-chicaon May 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
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    I LOVE this song. It is so sweet

    ali_caton February 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    ps. Sublime kicks ass.

    NicoleInWonderlandon August 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    The Live Ascoutic version at the end of "The Singles" is better. Without the rap bit.

    1000_bongson June 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Wow. 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
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    i 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
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    Hey, does anyone else get turned on by gwen's singing in this song?

    Novan01on July 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i 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
  • +1
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    not that this'll ever get changed and i don't expect white kids who are so devastated by no doubt having lady saw on their record (which i love by the way; i mean, god forbid they try something new a put a little reggae into their already heavily reggae-influenced ska music), but, here is what lady saw is actually saying:

    cause underneath it all, you are my real prince charming like the heat from the fire you are always burning anytime you're around my body keeps calling for your touch, your kisses, and your sweet romancing there's another side of you that this woman adore aside from your temper, everything else secure i know you're good for me baby of that i'm sure cause over and over again, me want more

    anywho, this song is about gwen and gavin. and their day at the park :) and about how he's really lovely underneath it all.

    willworkforchanelon June 07, 2008   Link

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