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Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

Date: Jul 01 2002

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Avril Lavigne is young. She’s beautiful. She has a great voice. She writes her own songs. Her songs are good! What could be better?
I’m a big fan of Avril Lavigne. She’s a wild child. She’s a skater-punk. She’s an outrageous personality. She’s totally different than the other young pop stars, like Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore and Britney Spears. At 17 years old, she’s anything but ordinary
Read on to learn more about Avril and her hit song “Complicated.”

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Avril started wowing people with her voice and personality when she was 2 years old. She hasn’t stopped since. “I’m just coming out and I’m going to clearly be myself. I write what I feel. I never worry what others think, ” Avril avows. “I’m gonna dress what’s me, I’m gonna act what’s me and I’m gonna sing what’s me.”
Her debut CD, Let Go, features the hit song “Complicated.”
Check out some of the lyrics:
Tell me
Why you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you’re acting like you’re somebody else
gets me frustrated
Life’s like this you
And you fall and you crawl and you break
and you take what you get
and you turn it into honesty
and promise me I’m never gonna find you fake it
no no no

The song is about people who are fake. Avril doesn’t like people who try to be something they’re not. She wants people to be honest and true to themselves.

 

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Discussion

Like Avril, I like people who are honest and true to themselves. Many of today’s pop stars are more focused on being famous than making great music. Avril is a breath of fresh air. She knows who she wants to be, but she’s not willing to sacrifice herself to become a star.
“I always knew this was what I had to do,” she says. “I remember when I was really young, standing on my bed like it was a stage, singing at the top of my lungs and visualizing thousands of people surrounding me.”
Have you heard Avril Lavigne? Do you like her music? Come to the Music Mix message board and let us know!
Rock on,
Migs

 

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mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

I'm a big fan of Avril Lavigne too, I love her tomboyish style and her songs as well. she's so pretty and gorgeous and her voice is awesome.

09:15 AM Nov 09 2009 |

behdad

behdad

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

this is "english lessons" ,all u command's for how ?

for avrli ?

01:10 PM Sep 19 2009 |

m.selimoglu@yahoo.com.tr

Turkey

hi avril

avril hi

07:28 PM Jul 29 2009 |

just a person

United Arab Emirates

Avril … she is jst amazing

08:03 AM Jul 26 2009 |

gamal2051

gamal2051

Yemen

hello how are you?? and go to my email mg10001@hotmail.com i like to see any bady thaer and we will be firends by and happy nice day.

08:03 AM May 16 2009 |

johny_snooch

United States

11?

03:14 PM Apr 20 2009 |

vinhphucquetoi_vn

Viet Nam

I love you!!!!!!!!11

11:38 AM Apr 11 2009 |

gamal2051

gamal2051

Yemen

hiii how are you my name is gamal and i am 21 from yamen thas is mt email        i like to see you ther i like you avril  you roak star

 

04:02 PM Apr 06 2009 |

johny_snooch

United States

Shad's a homo,lol

04:17 PM Feb 06 2009 |

johny_snooch

United States

Yall should try The Romones,Anti-Flag,The Dead Kennedy's,Dropkick murphy's,The causualties and such.

06:51 PM Jan 27 2009 |

ღMelindaღ

ღMelindaღ

Lebanon

i like her songs alot she is amazing Laughing

06:05 PM Jan 24 2009 |

miyacomeon

miyacomeon

China

i really like all her songs !! really great!

07:08 AM Jan 17 2009 |

johny_snooch

United States

Absolutely hate her,ALOT,fake punk.Yell

04:57 PM Jan 14 2009 |

Lancia

Lancia

China

one wrong answer. gome on !~

01:58 AM Dec 09 2008 |

emrecan3210

Turkey

ı love avrıl

ı lıke avrıls all songs

01:55 PM Dec 08 2008 |

seren sunshine

Turkey

she is nice!

06:15 PM Nov 25 2008 |

Marcus Vinícius Moura Gonçalves

Brazil

Money mouthAvril is the best rock singer in the worldwide!! I love her style ,, and I really don't care what people say about her !!

 

 

I love her!! 

12:43 AM Nov 19 2008 |

Allez! Arsène

China

Avril's concert is amazing!

I'm deeply touched by her incredible voice.

06:45 PM Nov 17 2008 |

Moliy

Moliy

China

 i love

10:37 AM Nov 14 2008 |

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