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The Beacon Street Collection

Open the Gate
Written By:Eric Stefani, Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young

I see you from the distance
From beyond the fence you made
Hiding all your feelings
Behind your barricade
Oh have you been invaded
Is this the reason why you hide
I know just how you're feeling
I know - let me inside

Open the gate up
Open the gate up - hurry
Open the gate up - hurry

I want to get near you
But you just won't let me in
'Cause you're so scared of losing
Everything you've got within

Come on now you can trust me
Come on and open the door
'Cause I know just how you're feeling
I know - I've been there before

Open the gate up
Open the gate up - hurry
Open the gate up
Hurry hurry hurry hurry

And do it right now
Do it right now
Do it right now
Do it right now - hurry

Mmmm
do it right now
do it right now
do it right now
do it right now

And do it right now
do it right now
do it right now
do it right now

Hurry

Open the gate up
Open the gate up - hurry
Open the gate up

Hurry hurry hurry hurry

Open the gate up
open the gate up
Or I'm gonna knock the damn door down

Open the gate up
open the gate up
Or I'm gonna knock the damn door down

Open the gate up
open the gate up
Or I'm gonna knock the damn door down

Open the gate up
open the gate up
Or I'm gonna knock the damn door down
Down

Blue in the Face
Written By:Eric Stefani
Horn arrangements by Phil Jordan

Just like a bee rushing to a comb of honeyBR> Why can't you see you look so very funny
You worry yourself sick till you're blue in the face

Relax and sleep, tomorrow isn't leaving
And counting your sheep won't relieve you from this grieving
You worry yourself sick till you're blue in the face

But you'll make ends meet I know you will so please pull up a chair
Take your time the world's not going anywhere
Honey, you worry yourself sick till you're blue in the face

Blue in the face
'Cause you're always in a hurry
Blue in the face
'Cause you always tend to worry
You're just like a honey bee, you panic, you sting, then you die

It's just like you to fret like you do
So take the afternoon and maybe someday soon
You won't have to worry yourself sick till you're blue in the face

But you'll make ends meet I know you will so please pull up a chair
And take your time the world's not going anywhere
Honey, you worry yourself sick till you're blue in the face

Blue in the face
'Cause you're always in a hurry
Blue in the face
'Cause you always tend to worry
You're just like a honey bee, you panic, you sting, then you die
You're just like a honey bee zap!...

Oh, when you're in a state of mind they call anxiety
And you find it very necessary to pull out your hair
Don't be discouraged
Oh, honey have courage
Don't worry yourself sick till you're blue in the face
Like always you worry till you're blue in the face
Honey why worry yourself sick till you're blue in the face

You're always in a hurry
Blue in the face
You always tend to worry
Cause you're just like a honey bee, you panic, you sting, then you die
Just like a honey bee
Blue in the face
You got no time to waste
Slow down the pace
You're turning blue, blue, blue

Blue in the face
You got no time to waste
Slow down the pace
You're turning blue


Total Hate'95
Written By:John Spence, C. Leal, G.Gonzalez
Additional vocals by the late Bradley Norwell

You're livin' your life without a care in the world
That's the way it should be
What's life like in a candy swirl
What's life like to me
Everyone is slowing down
Look once at life on the ground
You all are the people, they're runnin' around
Not making a sound

Total hate! Total hate! Total hate!

You're movin' along, just goin' your own way
Don't try to change
You're jumpin', you're runnin', you learn to play
Never try to rearrange
You're getting tired and starting to drag
Slowing down and that's sad
You're walkin' around, you're being a skag
Huh - well that's not my bag

Total hate! Total hate! Total hate!

You don't even know me so don't hate me
Sublime rockin' No Doubt stylie
We do it monday and on friday
Get back to the show 'cause it's payday
11 o'clock, roll, roll it down
Rock the city with the number one sound
Long beat, long beach and it feels so fine
Rock this shit straight back to Anaheim

Total hate, total hate
You're so fake, you make me shake
Your faded face is so irate
You share with none, you have no one
You're living your life in total hate

Total hate! Total hate! Total hate! Total hate! Total hate!
Total hate! Total hate! Total hate! Total hate! Total hate!

Bo bo bo bo bo quandbass!


Stricken
Written By:Eric Stefani, Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont

I love you completely
I guess I'm kinda mad about you
I love you, I love you I do
Love overcomes all of my senses
Lowers all of my defenses, yeah
And all of your faults vanish to a blind daze
Your bitterness erased by my sense of taste
And harsh words are deafened by love

I love you completely
I couldn't be madder about you
I love you, I love you I do
I love you completely
There's nothin' I see bad about you
I love you, I love you I do

Love welcomes me to every new day
The stars are all falling down my way, yeah
And all of the planets are lined in the sky
The lights are shining down upon you and I
My world is stricken by love

Kiss me over and over forever and ever my love
Kiss me all over and over forever and ever my love
The love I have for you
Makes me blind I can't see
The love I have for you
Cuts my throat I can't speak
The love I have for you makes me numb
I can't feel
The love I have for you makes me numb
I can't feel
But boy, oh boy, oh boy
I love you
Completely, yeah

I love you, I love you - I do do do do


Greener Pastures
Written By:Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani

You're always tellin' me to go out more
Go ahead, get out and see the world
But then I think, why should I
I'd rather stay home and cry

I never thought that I could be the other
The other way like the other ones
Let me open wide, let you see inside
And then you might agree

Would you say they find me unstable
'Cause they see me act a little bit different
But I know my way to greener pastures and
Think about it, won't you think it over
Please

Without you I can move
I can stretch my arms out, I can feel it
And when I'm in my room alone I feel good
Because I don't have to deal with you or the outside world

Would you say they find me unstable
'Cause they see me act a little bit different
But I know my way to greener pastures and
Think about it, won't you think it over
Please

I guess I'll get over it
Ooh - I guess I'll get over it
I guess I'll get over it
I guess I'll get over it

Would you say they find me unstable
'Cause they see me act a little bit different
But I know my way through greener pastures
Would you say they find me unstable
'Cause they see me act a little bit different
But I know my way through greener pastures
Would you say they find me unstable
Cause they see me act a little bit different
But I know my way through greener pastures
Greener pastures
See me act a little bit different
But I know my way through greener pastures


By the Way
Written By:Tom Dumont, Gwen Stefani

By the way, every little thing about her face
Fills him up, the image so pleasing it could never be erased
Here to stay, embedded in his mind, he wishes they could be together all the time

By the way she says things, the tone, just to hear her voice
He can't explain, the sound so exciting to him a perfect choice
Here to stay, embedded in his mind, he wishes they could be together all the time
Crazy independent spanish speaking arty flirty red wine drinking sexy tomboy
With a natural way of thinking carefree innocent she's slightly sneaky
Confident and proud from another country has her way lives for today by the Way she's far away

By the way, holding her, hugging her can feel so warm
Just think about it, two bodies embracing, creating love in this form
Here to stay, embedded in his mind, he wishes they could be together all the time

Crazy independent spanish speaking arty flirty red wine drinking sexy tomboy
With a natural way of thinking crazy

Then she kissed him and she went away
Far across to San Francisco Bay
You'd think that she would think again
And only want to be with him
Regardless of the things that pull her far away, she's far away...

Crazy independent spanish speaking arty flirty red wine drinking sexy tomboy
With a natural way of thinking crazy
By the way she's far away and by the way she's far away
Crazy independent spanish speaking arty flirty red wine drinking
By the way she's far away and by the way she's far away


Snakes
Written By:Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani

Open the basket
Listen to the flute play
Open the basket
Listen to the flute play
Toot toot toot toot play

Snakes in the basket
Lie to lead you astray
Snakes in the basket
Force to make you betray
Your innermost truths hid away

Falling down to the underground
As you slither down to your lair
Hidden in the many trenches of a hopeless war
Those who were sold out by a corporate board

Carry the casket
Never mind the gun spray
Bury the casket
Pawns in someones gameplay
Shoot shoot shoot shoot obey

Subscription to the spreading of lies
Soldier catches a glimpse of his demise
Deep down inside even he knows
Snakes come in many shapes and sizes
snakes have no hands to be tied

Concoction of malicious lies
deep inside the general despises
himself... listen to the flute play
another reptile in line
Snakes without grass cannot hide

Falling down to the underground
As you slither down to your lair
Forked tongues spread the poison with a toxic sting
So much pain their serpentine inhibitions bring


That's Just Me
Written By:E.Keyes, Eric Stefani
Saxaphone by Eric Carpenter

You think that I will change
But you know that will never be
I'm just that way and that's just me

Well it's just the way I am
And I am doing all I can
Why can't you see I just can't change

I could care less what you see
I'm just never the less here for me
You're always getting what you want
But you still keep looking
I guess you're just never getting what you need
With your eyes wide open
You still keep looking for your dreams
That's just me

It doesn't matter what you say
My confidence will lead the way
Words will never do, sad but true

And if I didn't act this way
Well it just wouldn't be the same
That wouldn't do, 'cause I'm not you

And I could care less what you see
I'm just never the less here for me

You're always getting what you want
But you still keep looking
I guess you just never getting what you need
With your eyes wide open
You still keep looking for your dreams
That's just me

That's just the way I am, I am no larry or a sam
Why can't you see, I'm just that way!
Well there it is, it's right here, so crystal clear
Well there it is, it's right here, so crystal clear in front of my face!

I could care less what you see in me....


Squeal
Written By:Eric Stefani
Saxaphone by Eric Carpenter

I can't begin to tell you
How bad I feel about it
So now that it is all out
How do you feel - did you profit

Why can't you keep a secret
Why'd you squeal
I thought that I could trust you
Why'd you squeal

I thought we had agreed
That we were in this together
But now that you have betrayed me
I got no other option

Why can't you keep a secret
Why'd you squeal
I thought that it was private
It's a tea party and you're all invited
To kill the narc who wrote it and said it

You can always smell a stinkin' tattletale
Come out of a shell I think so they can break the link
When everyone knows it squeals and that is just as well
A kiss of death goes out to those who rat and fink
Why'd you squeal

But I can't begin to tell you
How bad I feel about it - hey

Why can't you keep a secret
Why'd you squeal
I thought that I could trust you
Why'd you squeal
It's a tea party and you're all invited
To kill the narc who wrote it and said it

You dirty rat

I can't begin to tell you
How bad I feel about it
So now that it is all out
How do you feel - Did you profit

Well tell me all the gossip
Why'd you squeal
I hear the leaky faucet
It's a tea party and you're all invited
To kill the narc who wrote it and said it
Kill the narc who wrote it and said it
Who's the narc who wrote it and said it


Doghouse
Written By:Eric Stefani
Saxaphone by Gerard Boisse

Out to the doghouse with you, that's what she said
You've been inside too long now, I must clean the mess
Go in the backyard will you, practice your tricks
Go take yourself for a walk, you make me sick

You're just a doggy, in a snap you're fetching the bone
And you're barking when she calls
You're hiding behind the fence, you've been disobedient

Your fun and playfulness is so very becoming
But she has got you by the reins, and there is no running
Conditioned to salivate at the first sound of the bell
Feeding you the remains of yesterday's meal
Can you hear her calling from within the house?

You're just a doggy, in a snap you're fetching the bone
And you're barking when she calls
You're hiding behind the fence, you've been disobedient
Shape up boy!

Can you hear her calling, from within the house?
If you would stop barking, she might let you out
At last she opens the back gate, you're released, you're now free to roam
You've been waiting for this moment for sometime and now you must go
Into the fields where there is laughter, there is peace and you're
comfortable
Try to hold on now before she calls you home!
You're in the doghouse
'Cause you're just a dog!