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Gwen Stefani: What You Waiting For? Meaning

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Song Released: 2004


What You Waiting For? Lyrics

What an amazing time
What a family
How did the years go by?
Now it's only me

Tick tock
Tick tock
Tick tock
Tick tock
Tick tock
Tick tock
Tick tock
Tick tock
(La la la la la)

Like a cat in heat stuck in a moving car
A scary...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2007 report

    This is a song that Gwen wrote to herself. It's about her struggle with writer's block after she was left to write songs without her band. In the song she tells herself to take a risk and to just get on with her album because if she waits too long, she'll get too old and won't be able to do anything. She's assuring herself that she can make it, that she is capable.

  2. maxilo20
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    Jun 4th 2012 report

    This song has many meanings therefore I will number them in order so the lyrics would make sense.

    1.) She made this song as her first song in her cd. She basically is talking about how she is getting older and if she dosen't get the album done she might not be so hot( since after 35 an artist is seen as done in the industry.

    2.)she is fearful to be alone, and dosent really know what to do.

    3.) She assures herself that she is still a 'hot' female, basically saying she can sell the product and get sells

    4.) Her indecisive feelings about even embarking in an album since at this time she was already married to Gavin and she was unsure if she wanted to have a kid and and start a family.

    5.) And again stressing, she sees time running out because she is getting older and if she dosen't do it sooner 'her moment will run out because of her being female' basically saying that she isn't getting any younger and she needs to sell the album before fans start buying from younger and newer artists.

  3. anonymous
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    May 8th 2007 report

    Read the lyrics in reference to her biological clock ticking. The song is about her feeling that time is fleeting away to have a baby, and that she might have to have it on her own if she can't find a guy to settle down with, and how society would frown upon it.


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