No Doubt released lots of their song before breaking through mainstream music in 1996. They had successful songs from then on which many of these songs were about love, life, partying, etc.
” I really feel
That I’m losing my best friend ”
Not really losing the best friend but someone the girl loves. The song was written by the singer which is about her real life story with her ex.
Just a Girl
” Cause I’m just a girl I’d rather not be
‘Cause they won’t let me drive late at night”
The girl feels she was looked down because she is a girl. Some sort of stereotype to women.
” I know who I am, but who are you?
You’re not looking like you used to”
The girl feels the guy has changed and seemed like something is not going well between the guy and the girl.
“I’m another ex-girlfriend on your list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed”
The guy was possibly a womanizer and the girl learned it quite late as she said she should have thought of that.
Simple Kind of Life
“The longer that I wait the more selfish that I get
You seem like you’d be a good dad”
The girl is like thinking of settling down with the guy but something’s holding her back.
“And if you’re hot enough you’ll get the pass
And you can tell your friends how you made it back”
Seems like the girl has some desire as she looks at how a guy looks. For real Gwen?
“A performance deserving of standing ovations
And who would have thought it’d be the two of us”
Just sort of feeling good and partying after doing good performance.
Underneath It All
“But, lately you’ve been trying real hard
And giving me your best”
The guy is doing his best for the girl, and the girl now notices how the guy loves her.
Lyrics from azlyrics.com
Credits to the songwriters