Gwen Stefani's 'This Is What the Truth Feels Like': 8 Lovey Songs We Totally Think Are About Blake Shelton

Gwen Stefani is wearing her heart on her sleeve!

Gwen Stefani is wearing her heart on her sleeve!

With her new album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, Gwen seems to be spilling all on her budding relationship with Blake Shelton and her heartbreaking split from ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

We already knew that the song, "Make Me Like You," was written about Blake, but there is plenty more where that came from. "Truth" is a bold-faced love letter to the country star, while "Asking 4 It" is a sultry take on the uncertainty of a new romance.

Meanwhile, a "shady" ex (Gavin, perhaps?) finds himself on the receiving end of a scathing takedown (and hilarious new nickname) on "Naughty."

Gwen herself has sold this album as her most personal offering yet, telling NPR: "This is the first record I've ever made in real time. ... It starts off angry, sad, mad and quite sarcastic — and then really does take a huge change, to hope. People always want to say, 'How do you evolve as a musician?' The biggest evolution is to write. It's so great to write a record that's mainly about being happy, and that's something new for me."

In an interview with USA Today, Gwen revealed that she began writing sessions for the album in June 2015. The singer has said multiple times that her relationship with Gavin began to crumble in February 2015 (the day after the GRAMMYs, specifically) and she filed for divorce that August. Three months later, a rep for Gwen confirmed that she and Blake had started dating.

"I found out my life was going to change forever. Instead of wanting to die, I said to myself, I’m not going to go down. I’m going to turn this into music," she told the publication.

Read on for a sampling of the most powerful lyrics on Gwen's new full-length -- and our guesses for who each song is about!

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Songs Most Likely About Blake:


At the door

I'm thinking things I never thought before

Like what your love would taste like

Give me more

Don't sell this feeling at the grocery story.

Oh 'cause your love, it tastes like

You're like drugs

You're like drugs to me

I'm so into you


"You're My Favorite"

Thought I had found it, but I wasn't sure

Always a feeling that there could be more

Could be more

But I've been there, done that, buyed it, tried it

More than I can count

Shook it, stirred it, broke it, smoked it

More than I can count

Oh, but out of everything

You're my favorite

"Where Would I Be"

I was drifting out

Then you pulled me in

Lightning on my skin

Turned me on just like a switch

Now you got me lit

"Make Me Like You"

I was fine before I met you

I was broken but fine

I was lost and uncertain

But my heart was still mine

I was free before I met you

I was broken but free

All alone in a clear view

But now you are all I see


I really don't want to embarrass myself

No one's gonna believe me

Not even myself

They're all gonna say I'm rebounding

So rebound all over me

'Cause I don't want nobody else

I know we said we're gonna live in the moment

And that's all good

That's what we agreed

I know it

Every day I believe in you and me more and more

"Send Me A Picture"

Baby I'm wondering, whatcha doing?

Are you laying in bed and listening to music

Whatcha doing?

Whatcha doing?

Are you looking online?

Are you looking at me?

Been thinking of you

Are you thinking of me?

Whatcha doing?

Whatcha doing?

I don't want to wait

'Cause the anticipation's killing me

I don't want to wait

No, I don't want to wait

Send me a picture right now

"Asking 4 It"

I know that it's a lot to handle me

But it is what it is

It's all a part of my broken history

I don't know where I was, I was lost I was nothing

The real version of me I had never ever seen

You've given me truth and it's such an unfamiliar subject

So put your hands on me please


You're a sapphire

You're a rolling stone

You're a sparkle

In a deep black hole

You're like moonshine

When the curtains close

You're my answer

One that no one knows

And I can't believe it

That you even exist

You know I would be dumb to give perfection up

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Songs Probably About Gavin:

"Used to Love You"

You thought there were no boundaries, but you just pushed me too far

I guess nobody taught you, nobody taught you how to love

Suitcase, Band-Aids

Pulling back out the driveway

You go, I'll stay

You can keep all the memories

I thought I was the best thing that ever happened to you, I thought you loved me the most

"Red Flag"

Look at you, big boy

I'm making it easy for you to go give my love away

Spend the check before it even hits the bank

This is what happens when you don't hear what your mother say

The signs, the signs, the signs, the signs

Big mistake

Red flags cry

Right there

But I close my eyes


I let it slide

A little late

Warning signs

Right there

But I close my eyes

Punish me

I let it slide

You know how to spend it

You know how to blow it up

It's getting so expensive

You know how to screw it up


I see you hide behind your glasses, see you love the shade

Shady so long that Mr. Shady is your name

Shipping it off, contain it, seal it, rip up the receipt

But somehow it always finds its way right back to me

Thinking that nobody, nobody, nobody knows

But I got your number, I got your phone

This ain't my first time at the rodeo


You slide and you slide on a slippery slope

Call the police, I'm on patrol

Got locked and loaded, I'm ready to go

"Me Without You"

There's more of me and you've seen nothing

Hey, you've done nothing that I can't repair

I can't repair

No, I don't need you

Not a little bit

To myself, I've finally admitted it

No, I don't need you

Not a little bit

Get rid of it

Now I'm me without you

And things about to get real good

Watch me breathe without you

And things about to get real good

This Is What the Truth Feels Like will be available everywhere on Friday, March 18.