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Tragic Kingdom

Spiderwebs
Excuse Me Mr.
Just A Girl
Happy Now?
Different People
Hey You
The Climb
Sixteen
Sunday Morning
Don't Speak
You Can Do It
World Go 'Round
End It On This
Tragic Kingdom


SPIDERWEBS
(G. Stefani, T. Kanal)

You think that we connect
That the chemistry's correct
Your words walk right through my ears
Presuming I like what I hear
And now I'm stuck in the web
You're spinning
You got me for your prey...

Sorry I'm not home right now
I'm walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message
And I'll call you back
A likely story, but leave a message
And I'll call you back

You're intruding on what's mine
Yeah and you're taking up my time
Don't have the courage inside me
To tell you please let me be

Communication, a telephonic invasion
I'm planning my escape

Sorry I'm not home right now
I'm walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message
And I'll call you back
A likely story, but leave a message
And I'll call you back

And it's all your fault
I screen my phone calls
No matter who calls
I gotta screen my phone calls

Now it's gone too deep (now it's gone too deep)
You wake me in my sleep (wake me in my sleep)
My dreams become nightmares (dreams become nightmares)
'Cause you're ringing in my ears (ringing in my)

Sorry I'm not home right now
I'm walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message
And I'll call you back
A likely story, but leave a message
And I'll call you back

And it's all your fault
I screen my phone calls
No matter matter matter matter who calls
I gotta screen my phone calls

Ooh spiderwebs
Leave a message and I'll call you back
I'm walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message and I'll call you back
It's all your fault
I screen my phone calls
No matter matter matter who calls
I gotta screen my phone calls
It's all your fault
It's all your fault
No matter who calls
No matter who calls

I'm walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message and I'll call you back
I'm walking into spiderwebs
Leave a message and I'll call you back...

Oh it's all your fault
No matter who calls
I gotta screen my phone calls
It's all your fault
No matter matter matter who calls
I screen my phone calls
I'm walking into spiderwebs
Leave a message and I'll call you back


EXCUSE ME MR.
(G. Stefani, T. Dumont)

Oh I'm like a beggar with no luck
I'm holding signs up
On your streetcorner stops
Like most you try not to see me
Stare straight ahead
Ignore the responsibility

Excuse me... excuse me Mr.
Well I've been waiting in line
And I'd like to buy some of your time
I'm very anxious, eager, willing
What's your billing? (anxious eager willing)

So please excuse me Mr.
You've got things all wrong
You make it feel like a crime
So don't confuse me Mr.
I've known you too long
All I need is a little of your time

Oh for most love comes for free
They don't pay the high cost
Of mental custody
I'll pay bail for a guarantee
Make space for me
In the time yet to be

Excuse me... excuse me Mr.
Well I've been waiting in line
And I'd like to buy some of your time
I've been saving up my life,
What's your price? (saving up my life)

So please excuse me Mr.
You've got things all wrong
You make it feel like a crime
So don't confuse me Mr.
I've known you way too long boy
All I need is a little of your time

What should I do
I'm about to crack
And there's a force
That comes over me
It's almost as if
I'm tied to the tracks
I'm waiting for him
To rescue me
The funny thing is
He's not going to come
He's not going to find me
This is a matter of fact
The desire you lack
This is the way I guess it has to be...
A little of your time
I need a little of your time
Please, a little of your time yeah

So please excuse me Mr.
You've got things all wrong
You make it feel like a crime
So don't confuse me Mr.
I've known you way too long boy
All I need is a little of your time

Ooh I'm in line to buy time
I'm in line to buy time
I'm in line to
I'm in line to
Excuse me
Well I've been waiting in line
Excuse me
Excuse me Mr.


JUST A GIRL
(G. Stefani, T. Dumont)

Take this pink ribbon off my eyes
I'm exposed
And it's no big surprise
Don't you think I know
Exactly where I stand
This world is forcing me
To hold your hand

'Cause I'm just a girl, oh little ol' me
Well Don't let me out of your sight
Oh I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite
So don't let me have any rights
Oh... I've had it up to here!

The moment that I step outside
So many reasons
For me to run and hide
I can't do the little things I hold so dear
'Cause it's all those little things
That I fear

'Cause I'm just a girl,
I'd rather not be
'Cause they won't let me drive
Late at night
Oh I'm just a girl,
Guess I'm some kind of freak
'Cause they all sit and stare
With their eyes
Oh I'm just a girl,
Take a good look at me
Just your typical prototype
Oh... I've had it up to here!

Oh... am I making myself clear?
I'm just a girl
I'm just a girl in the world...
That's all that you'll let me be!

Oh I'm just a girl, living in captivity
Your rule of thumb
Makes me worry some
Woh I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
What I've succumbed to
Is making me numb
Oh I'm just a girl, my apologies
What I've become is so burdensome
Oh I'm just a girl, lucky me
Twiddle-dum there's no comparison

Oh... I've had it up to!
Oh... I've had it up to!!
Oh oh oh oh oh ... I've had it up to here.


HAPPY NOW?
(G. Stefani, T. Dumont, T. Kanal)

You had the best
But you gave her up
'Cause dependency might interrupt
Idealistic will so hard to please
Put your indecisive mind at ease
You broke the set
Now there's, there's only singles
There's no looking back
And this time I mean it

Are you happy now?
Tell me how
You're happy now
(Are you happy?)

The uncertainty you had of me
Brought clouded shady company
The tenderness habitual
A seldom-fading ritual
You killed the pair
Now only one is breathing
There's no looking back
This time I mean it

Are you happy now?
Well tell me how
You're happy now
(Are you happy?)

Are you happy now?
How is it now?
Are you happy now?
(Are you happy?)

No more leaning on your shoulder
I won't be there, no more bother
If you feel you just might want me
That's too bad, I'm not that easy

The contemplator all those years
And you must adhere
To your new career of liberation
You've been cast all by yourself
You're free at last
You broke the set
Now there's, there's only singles
There's no looking back
This time I mean it

Are you happy now?
Tell me how
You're happy now
(Are you happy?)

Are you happy now?
How is it now?
Are you happy now?
(Are you happy?)

Oh you're by yourself,
All by yourself
You've got no one else,
You're by yourself
All by yourself
All by yourself
All by yourself
All by yourself
No one else
No one else
By yourself
By yourself


DIFFERENT PEOPLE
(E. Stefani, G. Stefani, T. Kanal)

Well things can be broken down
In this world of ours
You don't have to be a famous person
Just to make your mark
A mother can be an inspiration
To her little son
And change his thoughts, his mind, his life,
Just with her gentle hum hum

So different, yet so the same
Two sisters only have their parents to blame
It's rare that two can get along
But when they do, they're inseparable
Such a blessing comes to few yeah

The sky is full of clouds and
My world's full of people
You got the different kinds with different ways
It would take a lifetime to explain
Not one's the same

He and she, two different people
With two separate lives
Then you put the two together
You get a spectacular surprise
Because one can teach the other one
What she doesn't know
While still the other fills a place inside
He never knew had room to grow

The sky is full of clouds and
My world's full of people
You got the different kinds with different ways
It would take a lifetime to explain
Not one's the same

Oh ueah and once in a while I sit back
And think about the planet
And most of the time I trip on it
To kick back and think about
How massive it all is
And oh how many others are on it yeah

I often think about the world
In which I live today, of animals and plants
And nature's gifts set on display
But the most amazing thing
That I've seen in my time
Are all the different people
And all their different minds minds minds minds

And different ways
It would take a lifetime to explain
Not one's exactly the same

So many different people
So many different kinds
So many many many different people
So many different
Look at me, I'm a person
Look at me, I'm my own person
So many different people
So many different kinds
For better or for worse, different people


HEY YOU
(G. Stefani, T. Kanal)

Hey you with the wedding dress on
Made of white chiffon blowing in the wind
Hey you with the dreams in your head
You've been so mislead by your heart's pull

I know you're waiting for your ship to come in
You anxiously wait for such a long time

You're just like my Ken and Barbie doll
You dress up, you play the game
You're just like my Ken and Barbie doll
Your name will never change
(Your name will never change)

Hey you with your eyes full of hope
You think you can rope your desire
Well hey you, you naive thing
Your patience in turn will tire

I know you're thinking that your tide will roll in
How did you ever get such high hopes?

You're just like my Ken and Barbie doll
You dress up, you play the game
You're just like my Ken and Barbie doll
Your name will never change
(Your name will never change)

You're just like my Ken and Barbie doll
In a plastic world of make believe
You're just like my Ken and Barbie doll
You know he's just gonna leave
(Gonna leave)

Hey you... hey you... hey you

I know you're waiting for your life to begin
Well wake up girl you've got it all wrong
You want a prize that you're not gonna win
Oh face it girl you've got it all wrong

You're just like my Ken and Barbie doll
You dress up, you play the game
Oh ou're just like my Ken and Barbie doll
Your name will never change
(Your name will never change)

Oh you're just like my Ken and Barbie doll
In a plastic world of make believe
You're just like my Ken and Barbie doll
You know he's just gonna leave


THE CLIMB
(E. Stefani)

Step by step I come closer to reaching the top
Every step must be placed so that I don't fall off
Looking down to see about how much higher I am
Another cool wind comes through, brushes my skin

Oh the harder I push the tension does grow
I gather my thoughts the further and further I go
With some luck I just might keep on climbing (climbing)
So better to climb than to face a fall (to face a fall)

So high the climb (so high the climb)
I can't turn back now (can't turn back now)
Must keep climbing up to the clouds (climb to the clouds)
So high the climb (so high the climb)
I can't turn back now (can't turn back now)
Must keep climbing up to the clouds (climb to the clouds)

Oh pulling myself up by a rope I better my view oh
The only thing in sight is what I must do
As I turned I could see myself falling falling (falling)
Which in return gave me strength for the climb (strength for the climb)

So high the climb (so high the climb)
I can't turn back now (can't turn back now)
Must keep climbing up to the clouds (climb to the clouds)
So high the climb (so high the climb)
I can't turn back now (can't turn back now)
Must keep climbing up, up to the clouds (climb to the clouds)

Although many failed
I must now prevail with no questions
Have no time to stop
Onward to the top of the mountain
Oh and I, I can't turn back now
It's so very high but I can't turn back now
If I keep it up, I'm gonna make it
I'm so very close can't you see

So high the climb (so high the climb)
I can't turn back now (can't turn back now)
Must keep climbing up to the clouds (climb to the clouds)
So high the climb (so high the climb)
I can't turn back now (can't turn back now)
Must keep climbing up to the clouds (climb to the clouds) oh

So high the climb (so high the climb)
I can't turn back now (can't turn back now)
Must keep climbing up to the clouds (climb to the clouds)

Getting closer getting closer coming closer getting closer ooh
Looking back to you
Looking back to you
Looking back to
Looking back to you
Looking back to you
Looking back to you
Looking back to you

To the top to the top to the top to the top to the top to the top to the topto the top to the top
Climb up to the top to the top to the top to the top to the top to the top to the top

Oh looking back to you
Looking back to you
Looking back to you


SIXTEEN
(G. Stefani, T. Kanal)

One, two, three, four...

Yeah!

You've been a juvenile
With a dolphin smile
With no elbow room
With your body in bloom
You've had your little backyard
Protected by big walls
You didn't dare look over
'Cause you've been too small

Now you're finally sixteen
And you're feelin' old
But they, they won't believe
That you got a soul no whoa no
'Cause your only sixteen
And you're feelin' real
But you, you can't seem to cop a feel no whoa no

Why do they have to force us
Through this metamorphose
Little butterfly
No matter how you try
You'll be segregated
You're gonna be closed off
You're callow and you're green
'Cause you're caught between

You're only sixteen
Try to cross the line
But your little wings are intertwined no whoa no
Yeah you're only sixteen
And you're such a tease
And there's nothing you do
That can really please no whoa no

"These children
They're not really bad most of them
They're just products
Of rotten neighborhoods
And bad family situations"

You know you can't forsake it
So sit back and take it
You see you're just not ripe
So don't try to fight that

You're only sixteen
You wanna catch a peek
But they, they look at you
Like you're such a freak no whoa no
Well you're only sixteen
With a lot to say
But they won't give you
The time of day no whoa no

Well you're only sixteen! (you're only sixteen)
Hey you're only sixteen!! (you're only sixteen)
Hey you're just sixteen!!! (you're only sixteen)
You poor little thing.


SUNDAY MORNING
(T. Kanal, G. Stefani, E. Stefani)

One, two, three, four...

Sappy pathetic little me
That was the girl I used to be
You had me on my knees

I'd trade you places any day
I'd never thought you could be that way
But you looked like me on Sunday

Oh you came in with the breeze
On Sunday morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning
I thought I knew you (whoa)
I thought I knew you (whoa)
I thought I knew you well... so well

You're trying my shoes on for a change
They look so good but fit so strange
Out of fashion, so I can't complain

Oh you came in with the breeze
On Sunday morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning
I thought I knew you (whoa)
I thought I knew you (whoa)
I thought I knew you well... so well

I know who I am, but who are you?
You're not looking like you used to
You're on the other side of the mirror
So nothing's looking quite as clear
Thank you for turning on the lights
Thank you, now you're the parasite
I didn't think you had it in you
And now you're looking like I used to!

You came in with the breeze
On Sunday morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning
And you want me badly
'Cause you cannot have me
I thought I knew you (whoa)
But I've got a new view (whoa)
I thought I knew you so well... oh well

Ooh on Sunday morning
Without a warning
Sunday morning
I thought I knew you
Sunday morning
Ooh you want me badly
Cannot have me
Sunday morning
Sunday morning
Sunday morning


DON'T SPEAK
(E. Stefani, G. Stefani)

You and me
We used to be together
Every day together always

I really feel
That I'm losing my best friend
I can't believe
This could be the end

It looks as though you're letting go
And if it's real,
Well I don't want to know

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me 'cause it hurts
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
I don't need your reasons
Don't tell me 'cause it hurts

Our memories
They can be inviting
But some are altogether
Mighty frightening

As we die, both you and I
With my head in my hands
I sit and cry

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me 'cause it hurts no no no
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
And I don't need your reasons
Don't tell me 'cause it hurts

It's all ending,
I gotta stop pretending who we are...

You and me
I can see us dying... are we?

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me 'cause it hurts no no
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
And I don't need your reasons
Don't tell me 'cause it hurts
Don't tell me 'cause it hurts
I know what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't speak don't speak don't speak
No I know what you're thinking
And I don't need your reasons
I know you good I know you good
I know you real good oh

La la la la la la la la la
Don't don't ooh ooh
Hush hush darling
Hush hush darling
Hush hush don't tell me 'cause it hurts
Hush hush darling
Hush hush darling
Hush hush don't tell me 'cause it hurts


YOU CAN DO IT
(G. Stefani, E. Stefani, T. Dumont, T. Kanal)

Hoo
Hoo hoo hoo (ooh)
Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo

Since you've been gone
Since you've been unglued
It's hard to figure out
Your next move
One minute here
The next you're gone
Let's make an end
To this sad, sad song

For you it's hard to take
'Cause the pill has an awful taste
Just open up and swallow down
Once it hits bottom
Things may turn around

Unfortunately this is the case
You've got to catch up
And win the race
And straighten yourself out...
You can do it
You're gonna do it
Jumping through it
Yeah yeah

Everything you say
Has been taken wrong
Enough to say
It's a sad sad song
They can't understand
That you mean to do good
Well I guess you could say
You're misunderstood

I know you're meaning well
But you've been shot to hell
Just come back and join us now
'Cause I know that you know how

Unfortunately this is the case
You've got to catch up
And win the race
Oh straighten yourself out...
You can do it
You're gonna do it
Jumping through it
Yeah yeah

I know it seems
They're messing with your mind
But you don't have to go
Forward blind
So let the bygones be bygone
And let's make an end
To this sad, sad song

Hoo hoo hoo - oh yeah
Hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo - oh
Hoo hoo hoo

Unfortunately this is the case
You've got to catch up
And win the race
And straighten yourself out...
You can do it
You're gonna do it
You can do it
You're gonna do it
You can do it
You're gonna do it
You can do it
You're gonna do it

You can do it
You're gonna do it
You can do it
You're gonna do it
You can do it
So get to it
You can do it
You're gonna do it
You can do it
You can do it
You can do it
You can do it
You can do it
You can do it



WORLD GO 'ROUND
(T. Kanal, G. Stefani)

In the quickness of our haste
It seems we forget how to live
The old blueprint
No longer manifests itself
As the correct way to exist

So wipe the grime off the view hole
And please take a closer look
Environmental bandits
Up to their shenanigans
Crooks disguised as, crooks diguised as...

We've got to find another way
To make the world go 'round
(World go 'round, world go 'round)
We've got to find another way
To make the world go 'round
(World go 'round, world go 'round)

Individual roles we think
Not so important to the plot
The big picture unseen
Leaving life in between
Destroyed and overwrought

There's no need to point the finger
We understand who takes the blame
Delinquents caught
Red-handed in the act
Crooks disguised as you and I

We've got to find another way
To make the world go 'round
(World go 'round, world go 'round)
We've got to find another way
To make the world go 'round
(World go 'round, world go 'round)
We've got to find another way
To make the world go 'round
(World go 'round, world go 'round)
Yeah find another way
(World go 'round, world go 'round)

You see there's many many many many
People in the world
And I'm not sure if I like
What I've heard
I'm not sure if I like
What I'm doin myself
I'm not sure if I like how the world turns
How the world turns

Oh degradation - great big world (great big world)
I'm in violation - oh
Inexcusable exploitation
It's the dawning of a new era
People consciously don't care
How unfair

You find another way
To make the world go 'round
You gotta find another way
To make the world go 'round
We gotta find another way
To make the world go 'round yeah yeah
And yeah find another way whoa
It's every 'nother way hey
And find another way to make the world go 'round
World go 'round, world go 'round
You got to send me another way
In the quickness of our haste we forget
In the quickness of our haste we forget how to live
(Find another way to make the world go 'round)
Ah, find another way
To make the world go 'round
World go 'round, world go 'round


END IT ON THIS
(G. Stefani, T. Dumont, T. Kanal, E. Stefani)

You see in the past
I had a dream
A fantasy
I thought that we would last
Become a little family
Then one, two, three, four
The years were flying by
They soared
And it's my gut feeling
It's not happening for me, so...

Let's end it on this
Give me one more kiss
Let's end it on this
Let's end it on this

You see it's hard to face
The addict that's inside of me
I want to fill my glass up
With you constantly
I've been here before
But I've never ever felt this sure
And now I know I've been dreaming
And your actions
Have inspired me, so...

Let's end it on this
Give me one more kiss (it's over)
Let's end it on this
Let's end it on this (it's over)
Just one more wish
One last kiss (it's over)
Let's end it on this
Let's end it on this

I open up, you ignore me
Oh you're not the same at all no
And if I turn back
The pages of time
I'd rewrite your point of view uh huh

Washed up on the shore
Given one last chance
To try some more
But I'm tired, I'm freezing
Let's stop and call it history

Let's end it on this
Let's end it on this (it's over)
Let's end it on this
Let's end it on (let's end it) instead
Let's end it on this
End it on this (it's over)
Let's end it on this
Let's end it on (let's end it)

Washed up on the shore
Given one last chance to try some more
But let's end it on this
Let's end it on this

It's over
It's over
It's over
It's over


TRAGIC KINGDOM
(E. Stefani)

Remain seated please...

Once was a magical place
Over time it was lost
Price increased the cost
Now the fortune of the kingdom
Is locked up in its dungeon vaults
The castle floor lies in traps
With coiled wires set back
Decoyed by old cheese
Now the drawbridge has been lifted
As the millions
They drop to their knees

They pay homage to a king
Whose dreams are buried
In their minds
His tears are frozen stiff
Icicles drip from his eyes

The cold wind blows as it snows
On those who fight to get in
On heads that are small
Disillusioned (disillusioned)
As they enter (as they enter)
They're unaware what's
Behind castle walls
But now it's written in stone
The king has been overthrown
By jesterly fools
And the power (and the power)
Of the people (of the people)
Shall come to believe they do rule

They pay homage to a king
Whose dreams are buried
In their minds
His tears are frozen stiff
Icicles drip from his eyes

Welcome to the tragic kingdom
Cornfields of popcorn
Have yet to spring open

Have they lost their heads
Or are they just all blind mice
We've heard all their stories
One too many times
Hypnotized by fireflies
That glow in the dark
Midgets that disguise themselves
As tiny little dwarfs
The parade that's electrical
It serves no real purpose
Just takes up a lot of juice
Just to impress us

They pay homage to a king
Whose dreams are buried
In their minds
His tears are frozen stiff
Icicles drip from his eyes
Ooh they drip from his eyes into the night (tragic kingdom)
They drip from his eyes (tragic kingdom)
They pay homage to a king
King who's buried, buried in their minds (tragic kingdom)
They drip from his eyes (tragic kingdom)

Welcome to the tragic kingdom
Cornfields of popcorn
Have yet to spring open

Welcome to the tragic kingdom
Welcome to the tragic kingdom
Welcome to the tragic kingdom
Welcome to the tragic kingdom
Welcome to the tragic kingdom
Welcome to the tragic kingdom
Welcome to the tragic kingdom
Welcome to the tragic kingdom


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