Don't Speak

Album: Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Charted: 1 1
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  • You and me, we used to be together
    Every day together, always
    I really feel that I'm losin' my best friend
    I can't believe this could be the end
    It looks as though you're lettin' go
    And if it's real, well, I don't want to know

    Don't speak, I know just what you're sayin'
    So please stop explainin'
    Don't tell me 'cause it hurts
    Don't speak, I know what you're thinkin'
    I don't need your reasons
    Don't tell me 'cause it hurts

    Our memories, well, 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 sayin'
    So please stop explainin'
    Don't tell me 'cause it hurts, no, no, no
    Don't speak, I know what you're thinkin'
    And I don't need your reasons
    Don't tell me 'cause it hurts

    It's all ending
    We gotta stop pretending
    Who we are

    You and me
    I can see us dyin'
    Aren't we?

    Don't speak, I know just what you're sayin'
    So please stop explainin'
    Don't tell me 'cause it hurts
    No, no, don't speak, I know what you're thinkin'
    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 sayin'
    So please stop explainin'
    Don't speak, don't speak
    Don't speak, no
    I know what you're thinkin'
    And I don't need your reasons
    I know you're good, I know you're good
    I know you're real good, oh
    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
    Oh, hush, hush, darling
    Hush, hush, darling Writer/s: Eric Stefani, Gwen Stefani
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 35

  • Marc Walker from South WalesIsn't it ironic, that the video is clearly about the band splitting because Gwen is getting more attention than the rest of the band, when that song was most likely what got her noticed and signed as a solo artist. ...Don't you think? :)
  • Armin from Dallas/fort WorthGwen and her band really hit a home run on this one. The song is a universal truth, a common denominator of humanity. Her voice is so fragile and empathetic that the feelings sound so raw in her singing. This is one of those songs that despite all the crazy amount of airplay it got, it never got old. Even today it never fails to stop me in my tracks.
  • Brenda M from New Jersey I love Gwen love her voice she’s amazing still is absolutely adore this favorite song of mine.
  • Horatio from Usa I loved this song as a kid and still do my first two crushes were Dolores O'Riordan and gwen Stefani. I mean they were just it for me when I was young
  • Goose from Sydney AustraliaI love and hate this song. I broke up with a long time girlfriend once and I broke her heart as she had marriage and the whole future planned out. This song reminds me of her reaction and I see the whole break up from her side. whenever I hear this song I am overcome with guilt for being the one who caused a lot of pain to someone I once loved and still have fond memories of.
  • Jean from Gatineau, QuebecThis song is so good it gets you from the inside and brings emotions until the end...
  • Gracie from Chicago, IlI love this song it is the best!
  • Jenessa from Granbury, TxThe song is about a girl who was betrayed by someone she loved and is reminiscing on the good times as Maxiell commented.
    It can also be applied to a friendship, doesn't have to be about a romantic relationship. It reminds me of when I lost my best friend especially when I hear the lyric "You and me, we used to be together, every day together, always, I really feel that I'm losing my best friend."
  • Dan from IdahoI think the beginning notes sound more like the intro to "Breakfast in America" by Supertramp than "Dream On" by Aerosmith. The intro is even in the same key as Supertramp's song.
  • Audrey from Lawrance, MaI love No Doubt and I love this song.
  • Stephanie from Los Angeles, Cathis song remind me of my past relationship i fell in love with my best friend he understood me he made me laugh he made me smile and after our brake up nothing was the same we couldn't just hang out like we use to everything was awkward and it made me sad to htink how it messed our friendship
  • Maxiell from Pompano Beach, FlThis song brings back so many memories. This is a song about her and her on again off again relationship with Tony Kanal. She was just reminicing on her relationship and how painful it was. She also appears to be strong, but devastated by what happened between the two. This song was also about No Doubt becoming a group and how she was becoming a sex symbol rather than an actual rock band. I think it also had to do with her look, and how it impacted people's perceptions at the time. Overall, this song was truly a hit, and a remarkable album. Number 1 on the billboards, and will always continue to prosper and live on. May No Doubt live foreveor.
  • Kiarra from St. Charles, MoChrisette Michele did her rendition of this song at the 2009 at the Pepsi Music Studios.
  • Kane from Wytheville, Vadid u know gwen stenafani's brother works on the simpsons NO DOUBT!
  • Louise from Newcastle, United KingdomThis song makes me weep. Gwen puts some real emotion behind it.
  • Paul from Bucharest, RomaniaThis band was fantastic in the 90's.. not as good as Oasis but still.. anyway Gwen lost a lot of fans (including me) after the band split and she became a rapper.. or whatever she became.. really if the band reunited and she would start singing rock again a lot of the older fanbase might return. PLEASE REUNITE NO DOUBT!!!
  • Bertrand from Paris, FranceThis song is somewhat of an anomaly in style from much of the rest of No Doubt's work, but it served to make the band's lead vocalist Gwen Stefani a recognizable star. The song's pop hook kept it on the pop chart for most of the year.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhWhile the song was written about a split between a man & woman, it can actually take on a different meaning. This song was popular during the last months of my mother's life. She'd had open-heart surgery in 1995 & after one good year, she started a slow progression towards the end of her life. A part of me could not, would not, accept this. And altho both she & I were aware of this possibility, (I was 30-something & she was in her 70s), neither of us could even go there in conversation. Too painful. Perhaps it did not have to be spoken as was such the closeness in our relationship, we knew without words what each was feeling. What still surprises me most is that this song played on the car radio daily every single time I drove to visit my mom but because I was dealing with so much emotional stress, at the time, I never connected the words to what I was experiencing. Then a few days after she died, in April of 1997, I heard the song & just started to weep heavily because it expressed everything I had felt during my mom's last days on earth. Even now, reading the words, I still hear this as a song from a child to a parent who is dying. Hey, awesome song, awesome video.
  • Joy from Melbourne, AustraliaI LOVE GWEN!!!
  • Danielle from Palm Coast, Flwhen i first herd this song i thought it was about gossip and i could relate to it thinking of hanging out with someone how talks behind your back but you don t want to know what their saying words hert! i was in middle school when everyone was insecure with their bodies and roomers were always spreading. and when gossip was the only conversation most middle schoolers could carry. hearing that song really helped knowing other people went through it to but i mis interrupted it don t speak i thought was saying don t tell me what their saying behind my back. but it really about a brake up!!! im glad i misunderstood it it is what got me through middel school.
  • Nicole from Kenosha, WiI love this song, I listen to it because I just went through a break up and it makes me feel better to know think others can relate to how I feel.
  • Sean from Lake Charles, LaThis song rocks! I love Gwen.
  • Claire from Oak Ridge, TnA very lovely, heartfelt song. Appease the gods of music, Tom, Tony, Adrian, and Gwen. Reunite, that we may hear good music again!
  • Jessie from Brisbane, Australiai heard that gwen wrote this song when her n her boyfriend who was a memeber of the band broke up after a long term relationship... how awkward would it have been for gwen to spend som much time with him after he brok her heart???
  • Grace from Fairfax Station, VaNo Doubt is one of my favorite bands. I love this song because the beginning is so beautiful and you can sing a lot with it.
  • Mark from Miami, FlI agree...No Doubt sounded a lot like garbage after Tragic Kingdom....but then again garbage is a good band....so maybe they just sucked...
  • Shawn from Boise, IdNo Doubt used to rock!! I think they'd still be putting up numbers if they kept the feel they had in the late 90's...Gwen...pull it together. You aren't a rap artist!!
  • Chris from Victoria, TxI heard the band almost broke up before filming the video. This is No Doubt's best song and best album, they suck otherwise.
  • Jude from Los Angeles, CaYeah I know the lyrics to this song and it's awesome I would love to sing it as a cover song for my band someday I really love the lyrics and how she sang it with her heart I could act it out singing it as well.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesThe other members of No Doubt had a long-term vendetta against Gwen Stefani when this came out, as she was the only member of the band who ever got attention. The entire band had their photo taken for the front cover of a music magazine in 1997 - or so they thought... However, only Gwen's face appeared, and the caption below referred to her as "the one-woman-band, Gwen Stefani, who performs under the alias of NO DOUBT!"
  • Chad from Orlando, FlI thought this was a single, they made a video for it
  • Lisa from Cranberry Hill, CtThis is one of their best songs- their earlier period is their best. Lately, it seems they may be selling out... @.@
  • Virna from Santo Domingo, OtherThis song is the best!!!!! One of my favs from No Doubt!
  • Pavitra from Cape Town, South AfricaNo Doubt rocks! - no doubt!!!
  • Brooke from Sedona, AzGwen is now married to Gavin from Bush. YEA GWEN! :)
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