Skip to main content

Today, in Gwen Stefani/No Doubt lyrics!

I'm beating you to the punch this time! :) 





Does this seem like a cop-out because it's NOT?  I was on the train yesterday and I rocked the shit out to this song. it felt weird, but I was deliriously happy for twenty minutes, so why not take advantage of it! 


"Just a Girl" was really No Doubt's big ticket to fame. It became an anthem. A staple, if you will. God, if you will! Poetry workshop flashbacks ensue! 



This stands alone in the No Doubt canon, as it is not some big-hearted confession or sappy true-life moment. Which, you know. I think is commendable! It shows Gwen's ability to step out of frame when it comes to songwriting. It also features the awesome phrase "rule of thumb" which actually goes back to the olden days when it was perfectly acceptable to beat on your spouse. Sigh! Good old days!

I always found that intriguing, by the by.

So it's a little deeper than it looks. Would Susan B. Anthony approve? Who cares! It's no "I Am Woman Hear Me Roar" but for a moment in the '90s this had the power to unite jaded teenage girls into rallying mobs. 

OK, so rallying mobs may be a little strong, but "I Am Woman" is pretty weird, let's be honest with each other. I remember when I was a kid going to the Cleveland Science Center and they had one of those robots you type text into and it spits it back at you. My best friend (Jon) and I entered the lyrics to "I Am Woman" and were appalled by how ridiculous it sounded in a robot 1970s voice. then we wrote "I ate poop" several times and our group mom didn't appreciate that. Just saying.

Fun fact:  this song is featured in the CLASSIC FILM Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. That movie will stand the test of time as a monument in cinema. Especially when they're watching Pretty Woman in the start and mocking Julia Roberts.

Man I can't believe the 90s were like twenty years ago. Are we getting old, Generation XL or Z or whatever they call us? 

In more recent and relevant No Doubt news, it was recently revealed No Doubt are working with MAJOR LAZER on their new album. That's right:  DIPLO. shit is going to be off the chartssssssssssssss

Comments

  1. Are we still generation y?
    and are the newbies generation (y)2?

    PS
    Romy and Michelle FTW!!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Give JR a Break

Recently, I've been reading some sites that have criticized James Roday, the lead actor on the USA show PSYCH for an apparent weight gain. But you know what? Who gives a flying fizzle stick if James Roday is slightly larger than he was 4 years ago. Apparently, it wasn't enough to scare away his current girlfriend/ co-star Maggie Lawson. (Who is one hell of a Catch!) And NO they are not engaged. That seems to be nothing more than a rumor, but there is a very high chance of it happening in the near future. Anyway, as long as PSYCH continues to entertain I don't mind about James Roday's waist. He, and Dule Hill, and Corbin Bernson too, can eat all the fried broccoli they want. The last episode of PSYCH wasn't so smashing, but I don't blame it on dietary issues. QATFYG: Are you keeping up with Psych? And who is hotter, James Roday or Maggie Lawson? (Trick Question but idk why) PS: If you have heard any more news on Roday and Lawson becoming Roday-Lawson, send it

"Mon Soleil" - Ashley Park

If there's anything people take away from my piss-poor legacy, I hope it's what a huge, unabashed fan of "Emily in Paris" I am and will continue to be. People love "90 Day Fiancee," "The Bachelor," and other garbage - allow me "Emily," which is at least harmless, kind of goofy fluff (which does, unfortunately, lean into some stereotypes, as the country of Ukraine knows ). I have already watched Season 2 twice. And honestly my favorite part of this show (despite my crush on Camille Razart and Lily Collins channeling Audrey Hepburn hardcore ) is Ashley Park. This woman has superstar written all over her. She's a bona fide Broadway star, and "Emily in Paris" has served as her pivot into the zeitgeist.  "Emily in Paris" is also showcasing her vocal prowess front and center this season, with her covering BTS, "All By Myself," "Sympathtique," and Marilyn Monroe. But the real standout performance is th

No Time to Fuck: The Goldfrapp Essay

Konnichiwa! This is Irina Cummings and I'm here to discuss one of the most brilliant, innovative, and creative artists in the entire history of mankind: Goldfrapp – or as I like to call them , GODfrapp – the fantastique, highly inspirational, and sometimes criminally overlooked electronic music duo from London consisting of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, whose godly music has certainly influenced the vast majority of today's synthpop ladies, including Lady Gaga, Little Boots, La Roux, Annie and Florence + the Machine (not electro but still worth your while). They're primarily known for their mind-blowing music (which have spanned pretty much every style of electronic music – and some non-electronic as well), their abstract, sexually ambiguous – at times forthright – lyrics which are often not gender- specific , and their elaborate shows, not to mention the amazing visual aesthetics of their work, conjuring images that masterly complement