Simple Kind of Life
No Doubt Lyrics


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
Ooh, I always was the one with all the love
You came along, I'm hunting you down, oh

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

Oh
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

A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life

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Written by: Gwen Stefani

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ManuelGP Garcia

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 the wife
I'm so ashamed, I've been so mean
I don't know how it got to this point
Oh, I always was the one with all 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
In all 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
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life



olo

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 the wife

I'm so ashamed, I've been so mean
I don't know how it got to this point
Oh, I always was the one with all 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
In all 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

A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life
A simple kind of life



All comments from YouTube:

Eric

This song definitely hits harder when you get older.

Dimas Arishworo

Or..get wiser? Hehe..

Kayla Field

I am a 20+ yrs no doubt fan..back when Gwen was a young performer doing back flips across the stage on her tour w Blink she was me idol. Half of the comments on here mentioning prostitution and athesism, attorneys and possibly the occult i have no clue what relation to the song these have. Respectfully, if anyone has any type meaningful reflection on their comments to give some insight it would clear some things up hoping it's not ..trolls or whatever

Thanks!
Love 💘

Robert Trevino

Yup! When this song came out in the middle 90's I was 25-26. At that time I was so into having clothes from expensive stores at the mall. I am now 52 and I have realized that those things just don't matter anymore. I enjoy life and the simple things that come with it. I get my clothes now at Target. Who really knows where you got that shirt unless you are wearing a big sign on the front or back saying "I got this from Banana Republic"

Jodi Hummel

I was always the one with all the love❤

the Opinionator

Haha sonny. Everything hits you harder when you get older. Welcome to the slow march to death.

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Tim MacKenzie

Gwen always wrote from a place of raw honesty. So much respect for her.

Jimi Oi

At least when was with no doubt

Some Scrub Engineer

“Now all the simple things, are simply too complicated for my life”

What a line.

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The simple lyrics like "you seem like you'd be a good dad" and "sometimes I wish for a mistake" are so powerful and raw. It sounds so genuine

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