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When you're all alone, by yourself, you can feel horrible. Avril knows this feeling and in the song, she tells you how she felt when she went through it. You feel like you're so lonely and scared, trying to find yourself and figure everything out, but you just can't. You wish someone would help you, but no one does, until one person picks you up and helps you from up from the floor. (thanks, Shana - Radcliff, KY)
Another interpretation: A girl grows up and becomes a prostitute. She hates her life but can't get out of it. The chorus is: "It's a damn cold night Trying to figure out this life Won't you take me by the hand take me somewhere new I don't know who you are but I, I'm with you I'm with you..." This could be about being with a John and having sex with him. (thanks, Marcos - Westville, OK)
The video was directed by David LaChapelle, who worked on Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty
" video. (thanks, Britney - Calabasas, CA)
Barbadian recording artist Rihanna sampled this song for her 2010 track Cheers (Drink To That)
. Lavigne told Entertainment Weekly
she was thrilled that Rihanna borrowed from one of her most-loved tunes. Said the Canadian pop-punker: "It was really exciting because 'I'm With You' is one of my favorite songs that I've done, I always love performing it. And I think Rihanna's awesome, she has great songs, she's a really great singer, so yeah I was excited. I think it's really cool."
Lavigne told Digital Spy
in a 2013 interview that she considers this to be her best song. She explained: "It's still a challenging song vocally and the crowd always get into it."
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