Complicated
Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Lyrics


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Uh huh, life's like this
Uh huh, uh huh, that's the way it is
'Cause life's like this
Uh huh, uh huh, that's the way it is

Chill out, what ya yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if, you could only let it be, you will see
I like you the way you are
When we're driving in your car
And you're talking to me one on one, but you become

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd 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 faking
No, no, no

You come over unannounced
Dressed up like you're somethin' else
Where you are and where it's at you see
You're making me
Laugh out when you strike your pose
Take off all your preppy clothes
You know you're not fooling anyone
When you become

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd 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 faking
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no (no, no)

Chill out, what ya yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if you could only let it be
You will see

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd 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 faking
No, no
Why'd 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 faking
No, no, no

Overall Meaning

In Avril Lavigne's song Complicated, the lyrics express frustration with someone who tries too hard to fit in and be cool. The song begins with the repeated phrases, "Uh huh, life's like this / Uh huh, uh huh, that's the way it is," which can be interpreted as resignation to the frustrating way that people behave. However, throughout the song, Avril Lavigne pushes back against the idea that it's necessary to act a certain way to fit in.


When Lavigne sings, "Chill out, what ya yellin' for? / Lay back, it's all been done before," she's telling the person to calm down and stop trying to be someone they're not. Lavigne recognizes that everyone has their own quirks and preferences when she sings, "I like you the way you are / When we're drivin' in your car / And you're talkin' to me one-on-one but you've become…somebody else." Lavigne is frustrated with the person for "watching their back," "trying to be cool," and "looking like a fool" instead of just being authentic.


The chorus, "Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated? / I see the way you're actin' like you're somebody else / Gets me frustrated," repeats the frustration with the person who is trying too hard to fit in. Additionally, the lyrics, "You fall, and you crawl, and you break / And you take what you get, and you turn it into honesty," suggest that being authentic and honest about one's struggles can be more rewarding than pretending to be someone else. Overall, the song encourages listeners to be themselves and not worry so much about fitting in with others.


Line by Line Meaning

Uh huh, life's like this
The singer is stating that life can sometimes feel frustrating and complicated.


Chill out, what ya yellin' for?
The singer is telling someone to calm down and not get so worked up.


And if, you could only let it be, you will see
The singer is suggesting that if the person can relax and stop stressing, they will have a better understanding of the situation.


I like you the way you are
The singer is expressing that she accepts and appreciates the person for who they are.


When we're driving in your car and you're talking to me one on one, but you become somebody else
The singer is observing that when they are alone, the person is themselves, but around others they put on a different persona.


'Round everyone else you're watching your back like you can't relax, you try to be cool, you look like a fool to me
The singer is noticing that around others, the person is constantly on guard and tries too hard to be someone they're not, which makes them appear foolish.


Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?
The singer is questioning why the person is making things difficult and causing confusion.


I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else gets me frustrated
The singer is frustrated that the person is pretending to be someone they're not.


And you fall, and you crawl, and you break, and you take what you get, and you turn it into honesty
The singer encourages the person to learn from their mistakes and become a more honest version of themselves.


And promise me I'm never gonna find you faking
The singer wants the person to be true to themselves and not put on a facade to impress others.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Avril Lavigne, David Alspach, Graham Edwards, Lauren Christy

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@niniochernev3127

@@rafaelacrisllayne In days that we have everything (technology and all information for free) to make us and the world better place to live?..What we do?
(in nowadays I never seeagain a normal meeting (without smartphone or etc..)

"In the age of ignorance, we give up our innocence
And no one knows what is real
Copy-paste intelligence, filter your experience
Picture perfect is the only way to go"

I thing the correct question is.. Do we really living?



@must1449

Lyrics:
Uh huh, life's like this
Uh huh, uh huh, that's the way it is
'Cause life's like this
Uh huh, uh huh, that's the way it is
Chill out, what ya yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if, you could only let it be, you will see
I like you the way you are
When we're driving in your car
And you're talking to me one on one, but you become
Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me
Why'd 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 faking
No, no, no
You come over unannounced
Dressed up like you're somethin' else
Where you are and where it's at you see
You're making me
Laugh out when you strike your pose
Take off all your preppy clothes
You know you're not fooling anyone
When you become
Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me
Why'd 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 faking
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no (no, no)
Chill out, what ya yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if you could only let it be
You will see
Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me
Why'd 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 faking
No, no
Why'd 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 faking
No, no, no



@virginiarada8882

Uh huh, life's like this
Uh huh, uh huh, that's the way it is
'Cause life's like this
Uh huh, uh huh, that's the way it is

Chill out, what ya yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if, you could only let it be, you will see
I like you the way you are
When we're driving in your car
And you're talking to me one on one, but you become

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd 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 faking
No, no, no

You come over unannounced
Dressed up like you're somethin' else
Where you are and where it's at you see
You're making me
Laugh out when you strike your pose
Take off all your preppy clothes
You know you're not fooling anyone
When you become

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd 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 faking
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no (no, no)

Chill out, what ya yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if you could only let it be
You will see

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd 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 faking
No, no
Why'd 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 faking
No, no, no



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Her at 17: make a song

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