Things I'll Never Say


  • This is about a crush Avril has on a guy, but every time she sees him she gets nervous and can't seem to say what she wants. She wants to tell him that she wants to spend the rest of her life with him, but the words won't come out. >>
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    Hayley - Berkshire
  • A track from Lavigne's debut album, Let Go, "Things I'll Never Say" is one of five songs she wrote for the set with the songwriting team The Matrix. This was a winning combination: Lavigne's first three singles were songs she wrote with this group - "Complicated," "Sk8er Boi" and "I'm With You."

Comments: 14

  • Alex from OhioThere is most certainly sexual innuendo in this song, Angie is not a "perv..." Mere. In the liner notes, the lyrics clearly read:

    "I wanna blow you...away"


    "I wanna see you go down...on one knee"

    It's sooooo obvious they wrote them officially like this for a reason! That's how it was written! lol
  • Mere from Philadelphia, Pathats awesome sara!
  • Mere from Philadelphia, Pawow angie, congrats your a pervery. and josie you need to tell him!
  • Katie from Port Angeles, WaI really like this guy right now, and he knows I like him, he returns the feelings. We aren't together or anything, though.

    These are all things I want to say to him though. Marry him one day be with him forever.
    Things like that.

    I also enjoy the sexual innuendos...haha. I always wonder which the main focus of the song is about.
  • Joanna from London, United KingdomThis song shows how many people don't say what they really want to, mabe they think no one else will want to hear it "what use is it to you whats on my mind" And a tip for the people who have fancied guy's for years - My friend who fancied a boy for a while send him a valentines card then they ended up going out, and have been for about 2 and a half years. I know it might be embarrasing but if it doesn't work out you can always pretend that it was a joke card!
  • Anna from Vic, AustraliaI envy you guys so much for being able2tell them!!! (in a way at least)I liked this guy for 1 1/2 years...he moved last week nd i only eva got the courage to speak to him a couple of times:'(
  • Allison from Bakersfield, CaI can relate to this song. i liked this guy for two years and just couldnt get over him. i tried everything, even going out with other guys. but in the end, even tho i was nervous the right words finally came out of my mouth. we have now been going out for a couple weeks and he's the best. this song helped me work up the nerve to tell him how i felt and i love it
  • Lydia from Elyria, Ohi love this song! it's soooo cute! it's soooooooooooo true though! like sooooomany guys/girls r like that!
  • Annie from Portland, MeThis song is one that I can really relate to becasue I have had a crush on my best guy friend for many years. I am just glad that we are still friends.
  • Lorny from Staffordshire, EnglandI relate to this song alot too... I have fancied this guy for about... 2 months now (Jesus, it seems WAY longer) ill try the locker thing... if I can, its at a youth club :(
  • Angie from London, EnglandHasn't anyone else noticed the sexual innuendos in this song? "I wanna blow you *pause* away" and "I wanna see you go down... on one knee". It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out what she means... ;-)
  • Josie from Auckland, New ZealandWOW sara im sooooo happy for u and ive had a crush on this guy 4 5 years but never told him
  • Sara from Anoka, Mni can SO relate to this song. i despretly liked this guy for 5 freaking years, i sang this song everytime i saw him, under my breath. eventually i just wrote the lyrics out and stuck them in his locker, it did all the talking for me. now last saturday was our 6 month anniversary!!!
  • Claire from Oak Ridge, TnI love this song. i sing it when I feel a certain way, but i can't describe how.
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