Avril Lavigne: Sk8er Boi Meaning
Song Released: 2002
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Sk8er Boi Lyrics
Can I make it anymore obvious?
He was a punk,she did ballet
What more can I say?
He wanted her, she'd never tell
but secretly she wanted him as well.
But all of her friends stuck up there nose
they had a...
anonymous Feb 11th, 2008 2:46pm report
Well Basically its her telling the story of a girl who didn't want to go out with this guy because her friends don't think he is cool enough, however some years later he becomes a star and the narrator (Avril) is now with him. basically I think she is trying to say that just because you aren't cool now it doesn't mean you won't be cool when your older. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is what I think lol
asterodera Jan 11th, 2009 1:48pm report
Here's a song that signifies how one girl couldnt "see the man that boy could be, there is more than meets the eye..." and that she was going by what her friends thought. This girl who is living in her "ballet" lifestyle belittles the "punk" and ends things, but is soon to kick herself when she see's the guy on MTV making a good music career for himself, and how this guy has met a new girl who looks beyond face value and sees "the soul that is inside"
Don't judge a book by it's cover, don't judge a guy by the clothes he wears! for true beauty you need the time and effort to look beyond what meets the eye. [But I'm sure this guy was probably quite dishy anyway!!] =P
anonymous Jan 2nd, 2011 1:55pm report
Hey, I may be wrong 'bout this...(wich doesn't mean you HAVE to correct Me, If I am...)Maybe this song is 'bout Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whimbleys love? Someone else who think so...? Deryck says in the song "Fat Lip" that "As a kid, was a skid and no one knew me by name" and "I know I'm not the one you thought you knew back in highschool". Deryck is a skaterboy. And this song is about Avril and a skaterboy. Sure, I knoiw, there is a few of theese, but... just think about it. Cuz I am sure. This is what she is singing about.
anonymous Apr 25th, 4:02pm report
The song is about her someone her boyfriend used to like to tell her what she missed out on. Never let your friends tell you what to do about a guy you like, especially if you know he’s different around you and other people (like the song “Complicated” also by:Avril.❤️
anonymous Feb 7th, 2018 2:45pm report
The sk8er boi is actually gay.
anonymous Aug 17th, 2016 8:03pm report
She(Avril) is practically singing about a fancy-pants ballerina girl and a decent-living sk8er boy. She(the ballerina girl) rejects him. She regrets it 5 years later because she's all alone with her baby. He(The sk8er boy) hits the big time. She(Avril) is singing about how she's his woman. "Sorry girl but you missed out. Well tough luck that boys mine now." That what she's singing about.
anonymous Dec 9th, 2015 12:56am report
Really tho guys, can she make it anymore obvious?
anonymous Feb 14th, 2014 2:50am report
It's about a guy who liked a girl, and she liked him back but her FRIENDS didn't like him. That influenced her to not like him, and reject him.
Five years later, "skater boy" becomes famous and "rocks up MTV". The girl's friends change their minds about him and buys tickets to see his concert. She comes along and regrets her decision.
Man, I can relate to this song. I just wonder whether or not I'll turn out like skater boy :P Haha.
anonymous Aug 10th, 2013 8:10pm report
A "pretty face" missed out on an awesome kid and now he's with another girl, in a perfect, close relationship, and how the "pretty" one is pouting that she didn't get "s8er boi." God I <3 this song. :)
anonymous Nov 20th, 2012 11:15pm report
I think that this song is saying that whether you be a skater boy of girl, you can be whatever you want to be and when the people who turned you down or bullied you see how amazing you really are and it's to late, they're gonna be sorry that that they were ever bad to you
anonymous Sep 24th, 2012 9:20am report
I think that she is totally writing about her own life before she became famous. Shunned by friends because of unpopularity, and finding where she fit in when she became famous. Rock on Avril!!!! :)
anonymous Jun 19th, 2012 6:09am report
it is about a sk8er boi
anonymous Jun 18th, 2012 6:46pm report
i think its about a typical love story and it tells you to not judge a book by its cover and dont make fun of the person you like just because your friends do.
anonymous Mar 12th, 2012 3:28pm report
After reading the lyrics and looking at people's opinions I noticed that there was a lyric that no one really mentioned.
"I'm with the skater boy, I said see ya later boy
I'll be back stage after the show
I'll be at a studio
singing the song we wrote
about a girl you used to know"
This lyric makes me think that the girl who broke up with him had decided to change herself for him in the end. The last lyric says that they will being singing the song they wrote about a girl "you" used to know. She may be implying that what I just said about her changing herself.
anonymous Nov 9th, 2011 11:51pm report
i think she has changed the female/male roles here and shes is infact the "skaterboy". maybe some guy back in school rejected her because other people didn't consider her cool enough and now she's famous and his life is somewhat less desirable
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Oct 13th, 2011 10:24pm report
I think that the pretty girl likes the sk8er boy and so does he. But her friends does not like him because of his clothes so she just ignore her feeling. Then after the 5 years she is a single mother with a kid and see the sk8er dude on mtv and go with her friend to his concert and shes not afraid to tell about her feeling. But he moved on and is with someone else. So that means dont judge a book by its cover. He may look like a punk but be kind.
anonymous Jun 8th, 2011 6:28pm report
I agree with the version that the song is about Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whimbley's love. and i'm guessing Paris Hilton is a "ballet girl" .. haha
I love this song ))
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