Album: Single Release Only (2015)
  • This song was inspired by and recorded to benefit the Special Olympics in association with the Avril Lavigne Foundation; the charity provides support to children and youth living with serious illnesses or disabilities. "This song means a lot to me personally," said Lavigne. "It is inspired by the many young people I've met throughout my work with my Foundation. They pursue their dreams no matter what obstacles they face."

    "Special Olympics' mission is to unleash the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports," she added, "so they're a natural fit for this song."
  • Avril Lavigne was struck down in the second half of 2014 with Lyme disease, a bacterial infection spread by infected ticks. Lavigne described how her struggle with the illness spurred her to work on the project: "I feel like I have a responsibility - I can't just sit on my ass and do nothing... I'm doing things at my speed and never being too overwhelmed, like the way I have in the past," she said. "I really want to enjoy everything, because life is good. And even though this circumstance is unfortunate, I think there are a lot of positives with it. I'm definitely choosing to view it that way."
  • Lavigne wrote the song with her husband, Chad Kroeger of Nickelback and former Evanescence member David Hodges. The same trio also penned her 2013 single "Rock N Roll" along with Jacob Kasher and Peter Svensson.


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