Gwen Stefani's 'This Is What the Truth Feels Like': 10 Ultra Personal Lyrics From the Album
Gwen Stefani's first solo album in a decade, This is What the Truth Feels Like, dropped today (March 18). Fans were eager for new music from the star, especially considering this is the first post-divorce album from an artist who's made a career out of ultra personal tunes such as "Don't Speak." Naturally, we pored over the lyrics.
The best tell-all moments, in musical form, are below.
"You’re like drugs to me…Enough, enough of this suffering / Hurry up come save me / Put me out of my misery"
2. "Where Would I Be?"
"I was driftin' out, then you pulled me in/ lightning on my skin/ ... Where would I be, boy, if you didn't love me, boy? ... I can't resist / You got the perfect kiss"
3. "Make Me Like You"
"I was fine before I met you/ I was broken but fine/ I was lost and uncertain/ But my heart was still mine/ I was free before I met you/ I was broken but free/ All alone in the clear view, but now you are all I see"
"They're all gonna say I'm rebounding, so rebound all over me / 'Cause I don't want nobody else / I know we said we're gonna live in the moment, and that's all good, that's what we agreed, I know it / And every day I believe in you and me more and more ... Thank you for saving me."
5. "Used to Love You"
Suitcase, Band-Aids/ Pulling back out the driveway/ You go, I'll stay/ You can keep all the memories/ I thought I was the best thing that ever happened to you/ I thought you loved me the most
6. "Send Me A Picture"
“Are you all alone? Baby whatcha wearing?/ Send a little something I could stare at”
7. "Asking 4 It"
"You're givin' me truth, and it's such an unfamiliar subject, so could you answer me please / Are you sure you wanna love me? ... I know that it's a lot to handle me, but it is what it is / It's all part of my broken history."
Thinking that nobody, nobody knows/ But I got your number, I got your codes/ This ain't the first time at the rodeo, hello/ You're sliding, you slide on a slippery slope/ Karma police, I'm on patrol
9. "Me Without You"
"You faded so fast, I can hardly see you when I look back. Now I’m me without you/ and things about to get real good"
"You're a sapphire, you're a rolling stone, you're a sparkle in a deep, black hole you’re like moonshine when the curtains close And I can't believe it, that you even exist ... You're rare, and I'm loving every second of it, don't you know / You're rare, and only a stupid girl would let it go / You're so good, and you don't even know it"