Move On

The song Move On is from No Doubt’s self-titled album. They started indie then moved to Interscope. This song kind of makes me miss the old school Gwen Stefani. She was a rock star! She still is, but somehow with a dash of country, haha… thanks

Blake Shelton!

I love this particular live performance. Ugggh!!! I miss being younger — when I was still cool enough… hahaha! While the first No Doubt album that I personally heard and liked was Tragic Kingdom, I have retrospectively listened to their older records and loved them too. Ska and reggae would always be my top picks!

This song has significant brass on it making it my entry to this week’s Song Lyric Sunday with a theme: songs featuring wind instruments including brass instruments (horns, trumpets, trombones, euphoniums, and tubas) and woodwinds (recorders, flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, and bassoons). The theme was suggested by the lovely, Maggie From Cave Walls. 

Yahoo Music reviewer, Bill Holdship, called the album “a rather nondescript ska-pop effort”. AllMusic gave the album a mixed review, calling it “a polished production”. It described the music on the album as “pop-oriented”, with “new wave keyboards and punchy brass proving a foil to the basic ska framework”, and complimented Gwen Stefani’s “extroverted” vocals. Rhapsody also gave the album a positive review, calling it “a far cry from the radio pop [the band] became known for”. It described the music as “bright, colorful, fun” and Gwen Stefani’s vocals as “strong”.

Songwriters: Adrian Samuel Young / Eric Matthew Stefani / Gwen Renee Stefani / Thomas Dumont / Tony Ashwin Kanal

Some chickens crossed the road
Straying far from the hen
Five reached the side one step below Zen
One was a female, four were mad men
Who moved on, moved on, moved on
Joined hands and moved on

Standing in line and falling asleep
Building a fence while we’re counting the sheep
We’d let you help out but our project’s too deep
Move on, move on, move on
Stay awake, just move on

You have to understand that when it comes to making music
We meshed the styles of five alive and intertwined and fused it
Life comes from life and through our strife we strove to make the sound true
Compelled to spell it out, (No Doubt!) in search of what we must do

Our house was to small so we had to move
The neighbors had much doubts so we had to prove
That our soulful dimensions were true to the groove
We moved on, moved on, moved on
To our house in the middle of our street

Water the music, plant the seeds in the pot
Music is life flowing through, is it not?
Don’t forget your roots, but also don’t rot
Move on, move on, move on
Plant the seeds and move on

You have to understand that when it comes to making music
We meshed the styles of five alive and intertwined and fused it
Life comes from life and through our strife we strove to make the sound true
Compelled to spell it out, (No Doubt!) in search of what we must do

Don’t be afraid
Let your feelings show
Wear your heart on your sleeve
And let yourself glow, yeah

Don’t be afraid
Let your feelings show, oh
Wear your heart on your sleeve
Your heart on you sleeve
And let yourself glow, yeah

Ooh, yeah yeah yeah yeah, ha
Don’t be afraid
Let your feelings, yeah
Your heart
And let yourself glow, yeah
Don’t be afraid
Don’t be afraid, yeah yeah yeah

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