Avril Lavigne is Back and Better Than Ever
Laura Lee - December 1, 2021

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

There is no better time for Avril Lavigne’s comeback than right now! The pop-punk star returns right on time for her near 20 year anniversary of her debut album, Let Go. Avril is taking us back in time with her newest debut single, “Bite Me” which is on Travis Barker’s label, DTA Records. The Canadian superstar spoke with Zane Lowe on Apple Music and said that it was “just time to rock again.” It makes sense that she signed with DTA because she’s a huge blink-182 fan and she also worked with him on her 2007’s The Best Damn Thing record. We’re just excited that the pop-punk princess is back to really take us down memory lane.

 

Singer Avril Lavigne performs on Day 2 of Live In The Vineyard at the Uptown Theatre Napa in November 2019 in California

Getty Images/Wirelmage/Steve Jennings

 

Avril explained that her new release reflects the place in life she’s at at the moment. She said, “Even though I’m reflecting on past stuff I’ve been through in relationships with love. Let’s face it – love’s not easy, right? And, I mean I’ve been through the ringer so, yeah, I’m writing about it again… and I feel like Bite Me is kind of about a guy wanting a second chance but not giving him the time of day because, you know, you did before… It didn’t work out, and having that self respect.” “Bite Me” was released on November 10th, and is her first solo song since 2019. In a press release, Avril explained, “It’s an anthem about knowing your worth, what you deserve, and not giving someone a second chance who doesn’t deserve you.”

 

Lavigne has been out of the pop-punk picture for a while now but she is slowly creeping back up in the scene. She dueted with Willow Smith on her new song, “Grow” and “Bite Me” closely followed after that. “Bite Me” is just a small taste that fans are getting before she releases her full-length album. Travis Barker said, “I can’t wait for everybody to experience the incredible music she’s about to drop.” We are excited too, and can’t wait for this resurgence. Pop-punk is making a comeback bigger than ever nowadays. Avril explains she’s “stoked that pop-punk music, it’s coming back around right now and people are falling back in love with it. And it’s almost in a weird way, it feels bigger than ever right now.” The queen of punk is back and we’re just waiting now for the full album!