By popular demand off my post about Avril’s debut album 2002’s “Let Go” the songs and what they mean, here is the Under My Skin edition which was released in 2004!
Take Me Away: This rock track was written by Avril Lavigne and Evan Taubenfeld! The song talks about the feeling of confusion, lost and rage. She feels no one understands. All she wants is to be taken away.
Together: This track was written by Avril Lavigne and Chantal Kreviazuk. The lyrics speak of sharing a relationship with someone that just isn’t working out. Avril describes it as not feeling right with this person with the lyrics, “Something just isn’t right, I can’t feel it inside.”
Don’t Tell Me- This was the first single off Avril’s second album. Avril wrote it herself about not falling into sexual pressures with a guy. The song isn’t about abstinence but about independence and standing up for yourself in those terms with the lyrics, “Don’t try to tell me what to do, don’t try to tell me what to say. You’re better off that way.”
He Wasn’t- This single was released in the UK only written by Avril and Chantal Kreviazuk. The song is about a guy who didn’t turn out how she thought he would. The feelings weren’t there like she first assumed with the lyrics, “He wasn’t what I wanted, what I thought no.”
How Does It Feel- Avril and Chantal also wrote this track together. Most people interpret this song in different ways. Avril states its about feeling different from herself after she starts living a new life with the lyrics, “How does it feel to be different from me? Are we the same?”
My Happy Ending- This was another single released from the album written by Avril and Butch Walker. It’s about Avril losing someone that meant a lot to her and how she never got her happy ending from him with the lyrics, “You were everything, everything that I wanted. We were meant to be supposed to be but we lost it. And all of the memories so close to me just fade away. All this time you were pretending, so much for my happy ending.”
Nobody’s Home- Avril wrote this song herself about a girl she knew in high school who was headed down the wrong path in life and how no one could help her with the lyrics, “I couldn’t help her. I just watched her make the same mistakes again.”
Forgotten- This track was written by Avril and Chantal. Avril wrote about feeling unwanted and forgotten with the lyrics “I’m giving up on everything because you messed me up. Don’t know how much you screwed it up. You never listened, that’s just too bad.”
Who Knows- This track was written by Avril and Chantal. The lyrics consist of an uplifting message of being yourself and living everyday like its your last day. “Who knows what could happen, do what you do just keep on laughing. One things true, there’s always a brand new day.”
Fall To Pieces- This track was also written by Avril and Chantal. It’s the feeling of being in love with someone and not wanting to fall apart. “Wanna know who you are. Wanna know where to start. I wanna know what this means. Wanna know how you feel, wanna know what is real. I wanna know everything.”
Freak Out-This track was written by Avril with help from Evan and her drummer Matt. The song is about living your life to your standards and standing up for yourself with the lyrics, “Try to tell me what I shouldn’t do. You should know by now I won’t listen to you.”
Slipped Away-This track was written by Avril and Chantal about the death of Avril’s grandfather. With the lyrics, “The day you slipped away, was the day I found it won’t be the same.”
Stick around for The Best Damn Thing edition!