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Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape Album Lyrics



Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape Lyrics






Wind It Up

High on the hills with the lonely goatherd
Lay-od-lay-od-lay-he-hoo
He yodelled back with the girl and goatherd
Lay-od-lay-od-low

Wind it up
Wind it up
Wind it up
Yodellay, yodallay, yodel-low (yeah)

This is the key that makes us wind up
When the beat comes on, the girls all line up
And the boys all look, but no, they can't touch
But the girls want to know why boys like us so much
They like way we dance, they like the way we work
They like the way that L.A.M.B. is going 'cross my shirt
They like the way my pants, it compliments my shape (she's crazy, right?)
They like the way we react every time we hear the

Every time the bass bangs, realize it calls your name
Let the beat wind you up, and don't stop 'til your time is up
(Get in line now)

Wind it up
Wind it up (c'mon)
Wind it up
Yodelay, yodelay, yodal-low

You've got to let the beat get under your skin
You've got to open up and let it all in
But see, once it gets in, the popping begins
Then you find out why all the boys stare
See, they're trying to bite our style
Trying to study our approach
They like the way we do it, so original
I guess that they are slow, so they should leave the room
This beat is for the clubs and cars that go

Every time the bass bangs, realize it calls your name
Let the beat wind you up, and don't stop 'til your time is up
(Get in line now)

Wind it up (whenever you're ready)
Wind it up
Wind it up
Wind it up
Yodelay, yodelay, yodal-low

(Uh huh) this is your moment
(Uh huh) come on girl, you know you own it
(Uh huh) you know your key is still tick-tocking
(Hell yeah) but you know they're watching
Get it girl, get it, get it girl
Get it girl, get it, get it girl
To the front, to the side, to the back, but don't let him ride
Keep going girl, it's your night
Don't let him steal your light
I know he thinks you're fine and stuff
But does he know how to wind you up? (c'mon)

Wind it up
Wind it up
Wind it up
Wind it up
Yodelay, yodelay, yodelay, hey!
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Writer: OSCAR II HAMMERSTEIN, RICHARD RODGERS, GWEN RENEE STEFANI, PHARRELL L WILLIAMS
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, ONErpm, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




The Sweet Escape

[Akon:]
Konvict Remix

[Gwen:]
Akon and Gwen Stefani

[Both:]
We want to get away, up front

[Akon:]
Ahorty I know you,and you know me,
Imma find ways to get to that cheese
and trynna stick em` all up in them streets

[Gwen:]
similar to Bonnie and Clyde on TV

[Akon:]
Aint nobody driving me crazy
but my money aint my priding my lady

[Gwen:]
please don't go too far to chase it
been to close for me to escape it

[Akon:]
So I jumped up on bon my sarate
switch up real quick and built up and feel my body
Girl, Imma run away with you,
Let me rub all over your body

[Gwen:]
When you run away with me
Well I'll keep that buldge and get naughty

[Chorus:]
If I could escape and recreate a place that's my own world
And I could be your favorite girl (forever), Perfectly together
Tell me boy now wouldn't that be sweet? (sweet escape)
If I could be sweet, I know I've been a real bad girl (I'll try to change)
I didn't mean for you to get hurt (what so ever)
We can make it better, Tell me boy wouldn't that be sweet? (sweet escape)

[Gwen:]
You held me down, I'm at my lowest boiling point
Come help me out, I need to get me out of this joint
Come on let's bounce, counting on you to turn me around
Instead of clowning around, let's look for some common ground

So baby, times get a little crazy
I've been gettin' a little lazy, waitin' on you to come save me
I can see that you're angry by the way that you treat me
Hopefully you don't leave me, wanted to take you with me

[Chorus:]
If I could escape and recreate a place that's my own world
And I could be your favorite girl (forever), Perfectly together
Tell me boy now wouldn't that be sweet? (sweet escape)
If I could be sweet, I know I've been a real bad girl (I'll try to change)
I didn't mean for you to get hurt (what so ever)
We can make it better, Tell me boy wouldn't that be sweet? (sweet escape)

[Gwen:]
Cause I've been acting like sour milk all on the floor
It's your fault you didn't shut the refrigerator
Maybe that's the reason I've been acting so cold?

[Chorus:]
If I could escape and recreate a place that's my own world
And I could be your favorite girl (forever), Perfectly together
Tell me boy now wouldn't that be sweet? (sweet escape)
If I could be sweet, I know I've been a real bad girl (I'll try to change)
I didn't mean for you to get hurt (what so ever)
We can make it better, Tell me boy wouldn't that be sweet? (sweet escape)
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Writer: ALIAUNE THIAM, GWEN STEFANI, GIORGIO TUINFORT
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group




Orange County Girl

Don't know what im doing back in the studio
Getting greedy cause he said he had another sick flow
So I had to hollaback, guess I didn't get enough
Still be the one to land and I send my "tick-tock"
If you give me a clap, im gonna give an encore
Don't want it to end, I wanna skank some more
Im tripping on the best dream that I never had
I guess behind the orange curtain is not so bad

From the West Side of Anaheim, a small world after all
Hanging out at the hotel, selling makeup at the mall
Making out to "Purple Rain", just like everybody else
Dame un beso, now stop, im trying to save myself
In the ordinary calling girl way
Back in the 714 days
Trying to figure what I wanna be
Hanging in the garage, me and ND

Im just an Orange County girl
Living in an extraordinary world
Im just an Orange County girl
Living in an extraordinary world

Sing
La la la la la la la la la
And the girls sing
La la la la la la la la la
And the guys sing
La la la la la la la la la
And the girls sing
La la la la la la la la la

Alot of things have changed, but im mostly the same
These are a few of my favorite things
Still rollin' cause the "Sound Of Music"
Im nothing better than a great big huge hit
You know I'd pay you just to let me run, dance, and sing
I know im living the "E" ticket dream
For a girl from O.C., it's almost unheard of
So I wanna thank you all so much for the love (especially my girlfriends)

Pharrell on repeat, make a hurricane in Miami
Working with him, im gonna get myself another Grammy
I got the L.A.M.B., and he's rocking the Ice Creams
Blend it together, something fresh and kinda inbetween
Remember music is something that I love
And I don't really give a f*ck
The music don't come in no color
And the time has come to hit you with the chorus

Im just an Orange County girl
Living in an extraordinary world
Im just an Orange County girl
Living in an extraordinary world

Sing
La la la la la la la la la
And the girls sing
La la la la la la la la la
And the guys sing
La la la la la la la la la
And the girls sing
La la la la la la la la la

And the dream goes...
On and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
And the dream goes...

Im just an Orange County girl
Living in an extraordinary world
Im just an Orange County girl
Living in an extraordinary world
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Writer: GWEN STEFANI, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, PHARRELL L WILLIAMS
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Early Winter

You, you know how to get me so low
My heart had a crash when we spoke
I can't fix what you broke
You, you always have a reason
Again & again this feelin'
Why do I give in?
& I always was, always was one for crying
I always was one for tears

[CHORUS]
The sun's getting cold, It's snowing
Looks like an Early Winter for us
Looks like an Early Winter for us
An Early Winter
Oh I need you to turn me over

It's sad the map of the world is on you
The moon gravitates around you
The seasons escape you
& I always was, always was one for crying
I always was one for tears
No, I never was, never was one for lying
You lied to me all of these years

[CHORUS]

The sun's getting cold, It's snowing
Looks like an Early Winter for us
Looks like an Early Winter for us
An Early Winter
Oh I need you to turn me over

Why?
Why do you act so stupid?
Why?
You know that I'm always right

[CHORUS]
It looks like an Early Winter for us
It hurts & I can't remember sunlight
An Early Winter for us
The leaves are changing colour for us
& it gets too much, yeah it gets so much
Starting over & over & over again
& it gets too much, yeah it gets so much
Starting over & over & over again
& it gets too much, yeah it gets so much
It looks like an Early Winter for us
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Writer: GWEN RENEE STEFANI, TIMOTHY JAMES RICE-OXLEY
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Now That You Got It

[Voiceover man]
& now with the following collection of the swizzy sounds (woo)

Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
What you gonna do about it? What you gonna do about it?
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
What you gonna do about it? What you gonna do about it?

Now that I'm your baby the things you promised me now I want
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
What you gonna do about it? What you gonna do about it?
All the stars I was reachin' for you had in the palm of your hand
& if for just once I would let the
padlock on the door be open
Well, dammit, just get on over here
This better be the best thing I ever felt
My days, they better be sunny
It better be nothing but all that I want

[CHORUS]
Now that I'm your baby, the things you promised me now I want
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
If I'm really your baby then share with me your secrets & all
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
What you gonna do about it? What you gonna do about it?

I'm the raddest queen of them all
I could have anyone, so what I want?
Perfect, get it right, never wrong
So you gonna step it up? Or you gonna be gone
Not like the rest (not this), nothing is typical (ain't nothing is typical)
This is not a test (no test), this is a for sure (it's all gotta be for sure)

[CHORUS]
Now that I'm your baby, the things you promised me now I want
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
If I'm really your baby then share with me your secrets & all
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
What you gonna do about it? What you gonna do about it?

(Yo Gwen whatcha make 'em do?)
Well, I'd train him like a marine corps
Boot, camp, make him like a superhero (yes ma'am)
That always better be his response
Or I don't give a dog a bone
Attention! Show me your skeletons, let's not play games
We can be closer than sharing last names (gimme my award)
The award is a purple heart, it could be yours
If you earn that medal, yeah you could be my boy

Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh
Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh

[CHORUS]
If I'm really your baby then share with me your secrets & all
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
What you gonna do about it? What you gonna do about it?
If I'm really your baby then share with me your secrets & all
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
What you gonna do about it? What you gonna do about it?

Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
Now that you got it? What you gonna do about it?
Now that you got it, what you gonna do about it?
What you gonna do about it? What you gonna do about it?
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Writer: SEAN GARRETT, KASSEEM DEAN, GWEN STEFANI
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management




4 In The Morning

Waking up to find another day
The moon got lost again last night
But now the sun has finally had its say
I guess I feel alright

But it hurts when I think
When I let it sink in
It's all over me
I'm lying here in the dark
I'm watching you sleep, it hurts a lot

And all I know is
You've got to give me everything
Nothing less cause
You know I give you all of me

I give you everything that I am
I'm handin' over everything that I've got
'Cause I wanna have a really true love
Don't ever wanna have to go and give you up
Stay up till four in the morning and the tears are pouring
And I want to make it worth the fight
What have we been doing for all this time?
Baby if we're gonna do it, come on do it right

All I wanted was to know I'm safe
Don't want to lose the love I've found
Remember when you said that you would change
Don't let me down
It's not fair how you are
I can't be complete, can you give me more?

And all I know is
You got to give me everything
And nothing less 'cause
You know I give you all of me

I give you everything that I am
I'm handin' over everything that I've got
'Cause I wanna have a really true love
Don't ever wanna have to go and give you up
Stay up till four in the morning and the tears are pouring
And I want to make it worth the fight
What have we been doing for all this time?
Baby if we're gonna do it, come on do it right

Oh please, you know what I need
Save all your love up for me
We can't escape the love
Give me everything that you have

And all I know is
You got to give me everything
And nothing less cause
You know I give you all of me

I give you everything that I am
I'm handin' over everything that I've got
'Cause I wanna have a really true love
Don't ever wanna have to go and give you up
Stay up till four in the morning and the tears are pouring
And I want to make it worth the fight
What have we been doing for all this time?
Baby if we're gonna do it, come on do it right

(Give you everything)
(Give you all of me)
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Writer: Tony Ashwin Kanal, Gwen Renee Stefani
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Yummy

[Chorus]
I'm feelin yummy head to toe
You see me
Ain't got no patience so let's go
You see me
Look, I'm diet drama
Wanna spend the night
Don't bring pajamas
Man there's so much heat beneath these clothes
You see me

Walk in the place
They know my face
Hardcore sophmore
Only one solo, I swore
Big mouth, applause
Oh please, want more
Wanna hear a bit before I say nah
Let me check my itinerary
Mmmmm alright
Presto, skin tight
This deep and I risk my life
For what, so I can watch them bite
Come on I'm the only one Gwen you can find like this
I mean blow your mind like this
Your key won't shine like this
If it's yours then you know it won't wind like this
Wind it up

[Chorus]

I know you've been waiting
But I've been out making babies
And like a chef making donuts and pastries
It's time to make you sweat
Sex and sugar is the flavor
Ovens and beaters and graters
Beats made of bongos and shakers
It's time to make you sweat

Walk in the place
They know my face
Billionaire boys
Ice cream drippin cross the floor
Big house, garage
Bentleys, ferrar
Wanna go before I say nah
Let met check my itinerary
Mmmmm alright
G four, G flight
Bed in the back so I have a G night
Goodnight, hood right
Ain't no nigga you can find like this
I mean blow your mind like this
Make a watch don't shine like this
If it's ticking then it don't tell time like this

[Chorus]

I know you've been waiting
But I've been out making babies
And like a chef making donuts and pastries
It's time to make you sweat
Sex and sugar is the flavor
Ovens and beaters and graters
Beats made of bongos and shakers
It's time to make you sweat


Now sweat, baby
Get stupid jump up go crazy
L.A.M.B., in 3D
Worldwide across your T.V.
P you crazy, how'd you get this
This sounds like disco tetris
Do I have time to connect this
Let me check my ininerary
Mmmmmmmm

I came back for my spotlight
(For her spotlight)
I disappeared like Houdini
(Like Houdini)
If yours didn't come out right
(If it's not right)
Go to Kinkos and xerox me

[Chorus]X2

I know you've been waiting
But I've been out making babies
And like a chef making donuts and pastries
It's time to make you sweat
Sex and sugar is the flavor
Ovens and beaters and graters
Beats made of bongos and shakers
It's time to make you sweat
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Writer: GWEN STEFANI, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, PHARRELL L WILLIAMS
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Fluorescent

I'm not saying nothing you don't already know
You know you too delicious more than I can handle
Lyin' around late at night this luscious that i ache
Baby why'd you fall asleep? I'm still awake

[CHORUS]
I'm in love, in love with a dream
My Valentine's, Gone & broke my wings
I'll see in time, I feel a bit weak
You better be right, cause you promised me
I must have lost my mind
I can't believe you're still inside my bed
I nearly walked away, I didn't think we'd still be rollin'

Dressing up in your love is a dangerous thing
My sexy super lover's got a real bad sting
Baby, didn't want no trouble this is more than I can afford
I can't help myself, keep coming back for more
For more, can't help coming back for more

[CHORUS]
I'm in love, in love with a dream
My Valentine's, Gone & broke my wings
I'll see in time, I feel a bit weak
You better be right, cause you promised me
I must have lost my mind
I can't believe you're still inside my bed
I nearly walked away, I didn't think we'd still be rollin'
& as I watch you sleep in the dimlight I close my eyes & pray
Another Fluorescent night, yeah
You & I

Late night lovers kickin' in the covers
Don't need no one but you & I
Cause every day is a weekend, forget what we were thinkin'
Another sweet Fluorescent night
Ooh-woh
Ooh-woh

[CHORUS]
I must have lost my mind
I can't believe you're still inside my bed
I nearly walked away, I didn't think we'd still be rollin'
& as I watch you sleep in the dimlight I close my eyes & pray
Another Fluorescent night, yeah
You & I
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Copyright: Lyrics © Original Writer and Publisher




Breakin Up

How sick is this
How sick is this

You know, you know you wanna call me back
You know, you know you wanna call me back
You know, you know you wanna call me back

[Bridge]
Hold up I think you're cutting out
Hold up I think you're cutting out
Hold up I think I'm losing you
Hold up I think I'm losing you
Tell me can you hear me now
Tell me can you hear me now
Tell me can you hear me now
Tell me can you hear me now

[Chorus]
We're breakin up
Oh, oh, oh
We're breakin up
Oh, oh, oh
We're breakin up
Oh, oh, oh
We're breakin up
Oh, oh, oh

Gonna get ya on the phone
And our connection's all wrong
You're acting like I'm slower than you are
And my batteries get low

Get me charged up or you will regret it
I need to call you back so I can hear you better
Bout to end the conversation altogether
Yeah

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

come on, give a little love
why aren't you calling me back
k, now I'm gonna call you at home
and leave another sorry message

Why's it have to get so complicated
Acting so cold, refridgerated
Got your voice mail on, I'm so frustrated
Yeah

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

I hate it when the signal drop on my cell phone
Just tryin to talk before my batterys gone
I'm not in the mood for your stupid ringtones
I want my battery charged and I want you in my zone

[Bridge]

[Chorus]
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Writer: GWEN STEFANI, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, PHARRELL L WILLIAMS
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group




Dont Get It Twisted

Don't Get It Twisted, don't get clever
This is the most craziest shit ever

Ok, this is the most craziest shit ever
Top of the charts I wish I did feel better
So I take a two this is before I knew
What to do? What to do? Ahhh, what's that?
Got a mood & I'm trippin' & my head is a block
Collecting all of the symptoms, about to call the Doc
Get a hold of yourself you are acting odd girl
It's goin' on & on & on & on & on
(Uh oh uh oh)
What's a matter with me?
I'm acting really odd & I think you'd agree there must be something wrong
It's goin' on & on & on & on & on
(Uh oh uh oh)

[CHORUS]
Don't Get It Twisted, don't get clever
This is the most craziest shit ever
Uh oh, woah
Don't Get It Twisted, don't get clever
This is the most craziest shit ever
Here we go, woah

Tick tock I guess I'm late again
What are you suggesting there now Gwen?
Don't you know better? What you talking about?
You know it's going to come at any point
Night time, flip-flop, this time, push my luck
He was really looking hot, anticipation building up
Space invaders, turn up all the faders, need a translator
Pete, can you go & get a test?

[CHORUS]
Don't Get It Twisted, don't get clever
This is the most craziest shit ever
Uh oh, woah
Don't Get It Twisted, don't get clever
This is the most craziest shit ever
Here we go, woah

Move that, move, move that
Move that, move, move that

Lip locked making out again, no big deal
You always say that, but I'm not a mathematician
28 days in a normal cycle
If not I am mistaken, I think you might have made a goal

Uh oh uh oh uh oh
Uh oh uh oh uh oh

What's a matter with me?
I'm acting really odd & I think you'd agree there must be something wrong
It's goin' on & on & on & on & on

[CHORUS]
Don't Get It Twisted, don't get clever
This is the most craziest shit ever
Uh oh, woah
Don't Get It Twisted, don't get clever
This is the most craziest shit ever
Here we go, woah

Here we go, woah
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Writer: Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




U Started It

It's all your fault, but, I'm gonna try

I'm feelin' as bad about me as you are
You know I don't wanna be here
I'm tryin' to work out where these feelings are from
I don't know why I'm doin' this either

[CHORUS]
I know you're right, you win
I don't want any part of it
You know, what I'm like
I give in, even though You Started It

Last time I checked had it under control
But now everything is unclear
Help me correct it I know that I'm wrong
I don't know why I'm doin' this either

[CHORUS]
I know you're right, you win
I don't want any part of it
You know, what I'm like
I give in, even though You Started It

Oh well baby, you were right
Oh no no no hush hush, you were right
Forget about it baby, you were right
Yeah we argue sometimes but please, not tonight

(Hey, you gon' be okay?
Don't worry about it
Sing)

[CHORUS]
I know you're right, you win
I don't want any part of it
You know, what I'm like
I give in, even though You Started It
I know you're right, you win
I don't want any part of it
You know, what I'm like
I give in, even though You Started It

Yeah we argue sometimes but, not tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight...
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Writer: GWEN STEFANI, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, PHARRELL L WILLIAMS
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




Wonderful Life

I haven't thought of you for years you know
Your memory seems to come & go
Our time meant so much to me
Now you can't be found
You were the first to want me, the first to love me, the first to need me
Who was the last to know you? The last to love you? The last to hold you?

[CHORUS]
It's a wonderful Wonderful Life (so wonderful)
It's a wonderful Wonderful Life (so wonderful)
It's a wonderful Wonderful Life (so wonderful)
Such a wonderful Wonderful Life

I thought of you again today
Reminded me how with time I've changed
If you only knew what you gave to me
Now you can't be found
You were the first I trusted
I learned what love is when we were just kids
When did you get so lost? How could you think you were better off?

[CHORUS]
It's a wonderful Wonderful Life (so wonderful)
Why'd you have to say goodbye?
It's a wonderful Wonderful Life (so wonderful)
Such a wonderful Wonderful Life

Thank you for those special moments
You will always be here in my mind
Did you know you changed my life?
I'm thankful for that time
I'm thankful for that time
I'm thankful for that time

[CHORUS]
It's a wonderful Wonderful Life
Why'd you have to say goodbye?
It's a wonderful Wonderful Life (so wonderful)
I'm asking why but I'll never know
It's a wonderful Wonderful Life (so wonderful)
Why'd you have to say goodbye?
It's a wonderful Wonderful Life (so wonderful)
Such a wonderful Wonderful Life
It's a wonderful Wonderful Life
Such a wonderful Wonderful Life
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Writer: GWEN STEFANI, LINDA PERRY
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




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The Sweet Escape is the second solo studio album by American singer Gwen Stefani, released on December 1, 2006, by Interscope Records. Having originally intended to return to No Doubt after her debut solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004), Stefani decided to record a second album as a way to release some of the material left over from the Love. Angel. Music. Baby. writing sessions. The album musically resembles its predecessor while exploring more modern pop sounds. It was released to generally mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, receiving criticism for its strong similarities to Love. Angel. Music. Baby.

It was preceded by the lead single "Wind It Up", which charted moderately across the world, and produced the follow-up single "The Sweet Escape", which proved to be more successful worldwide. The Sweet Escape reached the top five in the United States, Canada, and Australia and peaked inside the top 20 in the United Kingdom. The album's supporting tour, The Sweet Escape Tour, kicked off in April 2007, covering North America, Colombia, Australia, Asia, and Europe.
Genre(s): Dance-pop, electropop, rap
Producer(s): Nellee Hooper, Tony Kanal, The Neptunes, Kaseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, Aliaune "Akon" Thiam
Length: 46:54
Released: December 1st, 2006
Year: 2006

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