Avril Lavigne exploded onto the pop scene in 2002 with her debut
album Let Go. Avril appeared at a time when the music scene
was full of girls singing sexually charged pop songs about giving
themselves to boys and the videos were full of the same images,
with explicit lyrics set to catchy tunes. Avril changed all of that,
showing fans that you didn't need to be giving it all away to be
successful, whether it be in the music industry or a girl in a relationship.
Her first song from Let Go was titled "Complicated" and
describes a relationship that Avril Lavigne has with a boy. In the
song, she tells the boy that he doesn't have to fake it to be with
her and that in fact, it will only be detrimental to their relationship
if he does. She talks about how she likes the person he is when
the two of them are alone but he becomes "somebody else, round
everyone else" and that he's "tryin to be cool but you
look like a fool to me." In this one song, Avril isn't only
talking to the boy in the song. She is also sending the message
to her fans that you're better off being who you are and that pretending
to be someone else will only make you look bad.
Avril continues to tell her fans (mainly girls) that they should
stay true to themselves in her second album, "Under My Skin."
The song begins by describing a relationship that seems perfect
with the boy wiping her tears away and she sings, "You gave
me that kiss it was something like this, it made me go ooh ooh."
But then, the boy clearly wants more from her and she says, "Did
I not tell you that I'm not like that girl? The one who gives it
all away." This is a very positive message for girls telling
them that they don't need to "give it all away" to have
a good relationship with a boy. In this song, Avril continues to
be true to herself and sending the message that others should do
With her newest release Girlfriend
from the album The Best Damn Thing, Avril proves once again that
she is not afraid to tell it how it is. In the song, she tells a
boy that she does not like his girlfriend and that she thinks she
would make a better girlfriend for him. She continues to exude self-confidence
with lines like, "Don't pretend I think you know I'm damn precious."
While the song is brought about with some harsh lines to both the
girlfriend and the boy she is singing to, it's clear from this song
that Avril knows what she wants and she is not afraid to go and
Avril is a very refreshing face on the music scene. The Avril Lavigne
lyrics stayed true album after album to being who she is and making
no apologies for it.