Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Dont Speak, No Doubt.

This is a very very good song and i just love it. Its only recently (OK. the recently is today) that I had a chance to look at the lyrics. I thought it had very beautiful lyrics. But then when I actually attempted to sing along, I found it very hard. Boy!!! such a difficult piece of writing to make music to.

But then, all said and done the credit should go to the lyricist, musician and singer, the only female in the band (don’t ask me who else, other than lyricist, musician and singer is needed to create a song – thot I will be a bit generous when it comes to compliments :-)). Gwen Renee Stefani, the vocalist has done a good job of it (I was impressed with the video, the first time I saw it, bcos of the pottu aka bindi that she had on her forehead). If you guys haven’t listened to the song, please do listen to it. It’s a wonderful song!!!!

Dont Speak

You and me
We used to be together
Everyday together always
I really feel
That I'm losing my best friend
I can't believe
This could be the end
It looks as though you're letting go
And if it's real
Well I don't want to know

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me cause it hurts
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
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 saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me cause it hurts (no, no, no)
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
I don't need your reasons
Don't tell me cause it hurts

It's all ending
I gotta stop pretending who we are...

You and me
I can see us dying...are we?

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me cause it hurts (no, no, no)
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
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 saying
So please stop explaining

Don't speak,
don't speak,
don't speak,
oh I know what you're thinking
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 la la la la
Don't, Don't, uh-huh Hush, hush darlin'
Hush, hush darlin' Hush, hush
don't tell me tell me cause it hurts
Hush, hush darlin' Hush, hush darlin'
Hush, hush don't tell me tell me cause it hurts.



Anonymous said...

Heyy, english songs really have a different sense of rhyme and tunefulness i guess. If you read the lyrics of Simon and Garfunkel and MLTR and then listen to those songs you will be amazed how certain words have been set to tune. The words are always sung quite differently from our expectations!!


Krish said...

Enna bhayangara moodla irrukka poala!!! too!!!

Sriram said...

Nice song indeed...liked it!

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Baejaar said...

Legal Notice

I act on behalf of the Frescomoraine Ltd, a company (which is to be) duly incorporated in accordance with the laws of the Republic of India.

It has recently been brought to our attention that you have posted the lyrics of a song which is copyrighted.

The use of lyrics which is not in the public domain, has not been authorized by the legal owner of the copyright.


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Mahesh (herein referred to as witness#1) has accepted in writing that he had planned to purchase the lyrics for 10$. But after coming across the lyrics in this blog - (herein referred to as blog) has decided against buying the lyrics. He won’t be sued because he memorized the lyrics and not downloaded it. This implies that the original owner has suffered a loss of 10$ which can be recovered from you.

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The owner of the copyright can claim attorney fees (I am not doing this as social service). Taking into consideration the curret market rates as well as the premium commanded by a respected, wanna be lawyer like me, the cost is tentatively fixed at 1000$ provided there is no appeal by the infringer.

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Did I hear you say that Ten thousand is too high? Hmm. Well I can give you 50% concession as first time customer. So just pay me Rs. 5000

No please don’t say Rs.5000 is also high. I am being forced to work like an intern. Still I am accepting for Rs.1000.

Normally I don’t barter, however if you don’t have cash ready, I am willing to come down further (I guess this is bcoz in my company, I attended a training titled "Customer Delight"). Atleast pass me some good old Bajjis, simple plain Dosa, Puttu and Parotta (I dont get them here). I want 1 plate each, wrapped in Aluminium foil and delivered piping hot. Please have some mercy, I deserve atleast this for the time and effort required in researching and preparing this "Legal Notice"

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P.S: Sorry about deletion of my previous two posts. Preview of my post looks fine but when actually posted blogger is messing up my formatting :-(. Planning to file a bug report soon.

Vidhur said...

Hi Renuka, Nice lyrics. Loved Ur poem about the shoe-flower..Morning C(rush). Finished like a pro..

saranyan said...

I tried singing it in Deva's style, wasn't pleasant at all :)

reNUka said...

Amaam da mahesh!!! but our tamil lyrics has so much yethugai-monai (rhymes) in it. in fact, i jus remembered that starry starry nights of don mclean has so much rhyme in it.

krish - listen to the song if u havent it is a wonderful song! :-) i was not in a high - and nothin much - whats up with u??

sriram - thanks for the comments - hope u tried to catch hold of the song and listen to it - its a wonderful song!!

dheepak aka baejar - thanks for ur patient research ;-)

vidya - thanks for the visit and the appreciation!!! :-)

saranyan - hahaha!!! that was a good, innovative, mischevious thot (singing it deva style). i read all the comments posted for this post - but as i was not in the best of spirits, i didnt want to reply - but after seeing urs - i jus cudnt resist replying to the comments - thnks for the euphoria!

Jyotsna said...

very nice song and words are beautiful:)
wish i could hear it some day soon

JaganLee said...

hahaha..hilarious...unnoda rowse'ku oru yellaye illaya???

This song is really good.

reNUka said...

jyo, thanks for visiting!!! :-)

jagan - thanks for the comment!!! :-)

Rama The Drama said...

Hey Renuka,
Thanks for posting the lyrics of my fav. Gwen's best first hit song...reminds me of watching her in MTV in early 90's holding the mic and swaying to this song...she wrote it when she broke from her indian origin boyfriend who is also the guitarist in the band...(LOSER!)....Gwen Rocks!

reNUka said...

Thanks Ramchi - for visiting and the information abt her ex-boy friend of indian origin - my reaction was 'no wonder, she adorned such a constume!!!'

Sudarshan said...

Gwen just rocks... As someone else had pointed out, Bhindi is becos of her boyfriend's Indian origin. She even plays a small role in the film Aviator.

reNUka said...

sudarshan - i am so sorry!!! i had read ur comment long ago and then remember visiting ur blog too... but i am so sorry i missed to reply to ur comment...

thanks sudarshan for ur comments... ohhh!!! aviator is that new movie is it?