Avril Lavigne: Don't Tell Me Meaning
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Song Released: 2004
Don't Tell Me Lyrics
Why you gave me that kiss it was something like this it made me go ooh ohh
You wiped my tears, got rid of all my fears, why did you have to go?
Guess it wasn't enough to take up some of my love
anonymous Jan 28th report
At first it just seemed like a girl telling a dude to get lost- she's not having sex with him. But, after watching the video again years later, for a moment it almost seemed to have a darker meaning. In the video she's sitting on her bed in silence until the guy leaves, then she's smashing everything in the room clearly enraged, afterwards she's following the guy around and basically haunting him causing him paranoia. The lyrics saying
"Don't think that your charm
And the fact that your arm
Is now around my neck"
"I'm gonna ask you to stop
Thought I liked you a lot"
"This guilt trip that you put me on won't mess me up
I've done no wrong "
"Did you think that I was gonna give it up to you this time?
Did you think that it was something I was gonna do and cry?"
Don't get me wrong I'm not trying to say the song is in fact eluding to something darker- from my understanding of what Avril herself has said- it's not.It's just watching it years later made me look at it in a different way.
anonymous Aug 19th 2020 report
I m not really a fan of avril lavigne but when I first saw the video of this song back in late 04 or 05 my first instinct was the main female character is trying to tell this dude I m not gonna have sex with you by saying did i not tell you i m not like that girl who gives it all away? That was my first interpretation and although it is just a video it is a real life experience women go through. They are often pressured by creeps and they have to be strong and defend themselves
Otherwise it is a very well written song and should teach men a lesson about pressuring woman
This seems a song where the girl's being pressured into sex, and this girl could possibly still be a virgin who cherishes her virginity.
This girl has the backbone to stand up to this guy and not giving in to his desires, "any thoughts of you and me have gone away" so she clearly wants out on this relationship following this guy's pressures.
anonymous Jul 6th 2007 report
This song is about her not giving in to a boy who is pressuring her for sex. she says, "did I not tell you I'm not like that girl? the one who throws it all away." she's probably saying I'm not like your ex who always gave it to you.
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