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Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne

Sk8er Boi

Let Go
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"Sk8er Boi" is a song by Avril Lavigne, and was the second single from her debut album, Let Go (2002). It was written by Avril Lavigne and The Matrix (Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, and Graham Edwards), and produced by The Matrix. Released in 2002, the single reached number ten on the United States Billboard Hot 100 (becoming Lavigne's second top ten single there), number eight in the United Kingdom, number three in Australia, number thirteen in Canada and number one in Spain, becoming her second successful song to date after Girlfriend and Complicated. During a 2008 interview Lavigne confirmed the song was about the award-winning performance poet Gerard McKeown, who she had not met, but had seen him performing in Belfast, Northern Ireland while on tour there. The music video, directed by Francis Lawrence, begins with a man in the alley of a city with a pile of spray paint on the ground. The video continues with posters that have a star on them advertising a concert Lavigne hosts, where people use their cars and amps to have the concert on the streets. The police arrive and attempt to stop it. At the end of the video, Lavigne crashes her guitar into the car windscreen and a helicopter appears overhead. While singing, Lavigne wears a t-shirt with the logo for Wilkesboro Elementary School, a North Carolina elementary school. After the video was released, the school was flooded with so many requests for the t-shirts that they were able to buy computers with the extra revenue from t-shirt sales. The compilation album A Japanese Tribute to Avril Lavigne features a cover version of "Sk8er Boi" by Becky. Eurodance group Cascada recorded a dance cover of the song for the European and Japanese editions of their 2007 album Perfect Day. A cover version of the song by Angela Michael appears in the video game Elite Beat Agents for the Nintendo DS. The song is also included in SingStar Pop, a PlayStation 2 game. "Sk8er Boi" is featured in the television series Cold Case (Season 3, "The Promise", October 2, 2005). In the HBO miniseries Generation Kill, a U.S. Marine sings the song during the episode "Get Some". In 2003, Paramount Pictures optioned the song for adaptation into a feature film. As of April 2008, the film has apparently been abandoned or is in development hell. Also in 2003, Australian Sketch Show Big Bite did a sendup of Sk8ter Boi that was called 'It's just the sales boy'. In 2006, Criterion Games included the song in Burnout Paradise. The song was cited in many reviews as one of the worst shortcomings of the game. However, the song can be removed from the game's music playlist and both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions of the game support custom soundtracks.


Avril Lavigne (born Avril Ramona Lavigne, September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada), is a Juno award-winning and Grammy-award nominated singer, songwriter. In 2002, Lavigne reached mainstream success after her debut single, Complicated, and her debut album Let Go, gained lots of media attention and honourably earned her reputation of a 'skater punk' persona and 'pop punk princess' when she was only 17 years old. Since her professional debut Show more ...

Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne

He was a boy, she was a girl
Can I make it anymore obvious?

He was a punk, she did ballet
What more can I say?

He wanted her, she'd never tell but
Secretly she wanted him as well.

But all of her friends stuck up their nose
They had a problem with his baggy clothes.

He was a skater boy, she said see ya later boy
He wasn't good enough for her
She had a pretty face, but her head was up in space
She needed to come back down to earth.

Five years from now, she sits at home
Feeding the baby
She's all alone

She turns on TV
Guess who she sees
Skater boy rockin' up MTV.

She calls up her friends, they already know
And they've all got tickets to see his show

She tags along and stands in the crowd
Looks up at the man that she turned down.

He was a skater boy, she said see ya later boy
He wasn't good enough for her
Now he's a superstar
Slamin' on his guitar
Does your pretty face see what he's worth?

He was a skater boy, she said see ya later boy
He wasn't good enough for her
Now he's a superstar
Slamin' on his guitar
Does your pretty face see what he's worth?

Sorry girl but you missed out
Well tough luck that boys mine now

We are more than just good friends
This is how the story ends

Too bad that you couldn't see
See the man that boy could be

There is more than meets the eye
I see the soul that is inside

He's just a boy, and I'm just a girl
Can I make it anymore obvious?

We are in love, haven't you heard
How we rock each others world

I'm with the skater boy, I said see ya later boy
I'll be back stage after the show
I'll be at a studio
Singing the song we wrote
About a girl you used to know!

I'm with the skater boy, I said see ya later boy
I'll be back stage after the show
I'll be at a studio
Singing the song we wrote
About a girl you used to know!



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