I love No Doubt, the old No Doubt anyhow(yes, not that commercialized crap they’re selling now, although I do respect their trying to reach out to the younger generations).

You must understand, No Doubt are VERY different from what I usually like to listen to(I prefer my music heavier and more intense), but no one manages to reach down into my soul and touch me except No Doubt. “Return of Saturn” remains to be one of my favorite all-time albums.

Well, anyhow, today, I was listening to “Return of Saturn” and I was utterly amazed at how this album manages to so perfectly portray my state of mind at very different phases in my life. I know that it’s lyrics aren’t 1/10th as deep as Pink Floyd’s, and that the music isn’t as great as Led Zeppelin’s, but I still find the music magical and the lyrics so beautiful.

Lyrics to “Comforting Lie”

“I started out on the wrong foot, now I’m not myself
I am Jekyll, I am Hyde, found this place to hide, come seek me
Oh, so up and down, so back and forth, so insecure
Can’t get this taste out of my mouth, swallow it down, pretend

And hold it, hold it all in
Let it build up, oh, build a bomb
And blow it, blow it away
And clear it all out, just end it

I’m just a normal person without those problems, when did it change?
Admission so embarrassing, I’m on the verge of tears again

Oh look, I took the band aid off. did I take it off too soon
Hysterical confession, my big courage is blue

Oh, hold it, hold it all in
Let it build up, oh, build a bomb
And blow it, blow it away
And clear it all out, just end it
And sort it, sort it out
Oh, just give it back, no thank you
And toss it, toss it away
Eliminate, just give up

I, I can’t decide this tug of war
I’m feeling weak, yeah”

Haha, I sported pink hair for a while.