Music Monday: No Doubt “Simple Kind Of Life” #MusicMonday #Music

Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

Last week I shared Hole’s “Violet” and “Miss World”

-Today’s share-

No Doubt

“Simple Kind Of Life”


For a long time I was in love
Not only in love, I was obsessed
With a friendship that no one else could touch
It didn’t work out, I’m covered in shells

And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life
And all I needed was a simple man
So I could be a wife

I’m so ashamed, I’ve been so mean
I don’t know how it got to this point
I always was the one with all the love
You came along, I’m hunting you down

Like a sick domestic abuser looking for a fight
And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life

If we met tomorrow for the very first time
Would it start all over again?
Would I try to make you mine? 

I always thought I’d be a mom
Sometimes I wish for a mistake
The longer that I wait the more selfish that I get
You seem like you’d be a good dad

Now all those simple things are simply too complicated for my life
How’d I get so faithful to my freedom?
A selfish kind of life
When all I ever wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life

From the Album:

Return Of Saturn

Thanks for checking out Music Monday! Have a wonderful week.

♥️ Mischenko

5 thoughts on “Music Monday: No Doubt “Simple Kind Of Life” #MusicMonday #Music

  1. If I remember correctly, she wrote this when she and Gavin Rossdale were still dating and broke up (though it could have been when she was with Tony Kamal), and whenever I hear this song, I always wonder if she looks back now and realizes that she did get to be his wife, she did get to have his kids, and look how it all turned out. I’ve always thought this was one of those songs that exemplify the concept of “be careful what you wish for, because you might get it.” I mean, of course she probably doesn’t regret having her kids, but the way things turned out with Rossdale, it just makes me wonder. Anyway, excellent song! Love No Doubt and Gwen Stefani! She’s a badass.

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    1. Yeah, I think they married not too long after that. I always remember because my son was born in 2000 and she dated Tony Kanal in the 90s if I’m correct. Maybe they were still dating?

      I do wonder if she regrets the relationship. What a horror. I mean, obviously the kids are a blessing, but I would just die if it were me. And let me tell you, I loved Bush, but I felt so bitter toward Gavin after that. I know there are always two sides and don’t want to be judgmental, but come on. It’s just sad regardless.

      Totally agree she’s a badass. 😉 Thanks for your thoughts.


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