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"Doghouse" is a song by American band No Doubt from their independent second studio album, The Beacon Street Collection (1995). Produced by the band, it was written by member Eric Stefani and released as the album's second and final single in late 1994. The band recorded "Doghouse" in their garage following Interscope Records's refusal to provide them funding and professional studio time. No Doubt used the proceeds from their concerts to create a 7" single for "Squeal" and "Doghouse". 1,000 copies of the single were distributed as part of the group's Beacon Street Records label. The song is a blues-inspired ska pop track similar to the other songs on The Beacon Street Collection. Its beat is accompanied by a saxophone, trombone, and trumpet. The lyrics detail a struggling relationship between a man and a woman; it uses the metaphor of a dog and its master to illustrate the female's desire for control and dominance. It is the first release by No Doubt to feature several musicians, including touring member Gabrial McNair. Critically, "Doghouse" was deemed in desperate need of a tune-up by music journalist and author Jeff Apt. 


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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
Try to hold on now before she calls you home!
You're in the doghouse
'Cause you're just a dog!

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No Doubt

No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1989 the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, and drummer Adrian Young. Since the mid-1990s in live performances they have been supported by trumpeter Stephen Bradley and trombonist Gabrial McNair. more »

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Written by: Eric Matthew Stefani

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