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Girlfriend
Song

Girlfriend

Avril Lavigne
Album:
The Best Damn Thing

Song Meaning and Background of Girlfriend by Avril Lavinge


Lavigne claimed that the chorus of the song only took her two minutes to create while she was drunk. In the beginning, Lavigne was hesitant to make "Girlfriend" the lead single from The Best Damn Thing since she considered its creation to be "just a joke." Lavigne chose to write about broad issues in order to appeal to a larger audience rather than basing the song on a personal experience.


Lyrically, the song is about a man who has a crush on a woman who is already in a relationship and declares that she should be his girlfriend.


Lavigne and Dr. Luke, who is also the producer, wrote the song.


The singles "Mickey" by Toni Basil from 1982 and "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" by The Rubinoos from 1979 have been compared to this tune. The "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" songwriters filed a lawsuit against Lavigne and Dr. Luke for copyright infringement; the case was ultimately settled.


The song was a huge hit around the world, hitting at number one on the charts in eight nations, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.


Lyrics of Girlfriend by Avril Lavinge


Hey! Hey! You! You!

I don't like your girlfriend!

No way! No way!

I think you need a new one

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I could be your girlfriend

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I know that you like me

No way! No way!

You know it's not a secret

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I want to be your girlfriend

 

You're so fine

I want you mine

You're so delicious

I think about you all the time

You're so addictive

Don't you know what I can do to make you feel alright (alright, alright, alright, alright)?

Don't pretend. I think you know I'm damn precious

And—hell, yeah!—

I'm the motherfucking princess

I can tell you like me too, and you know I'm right (I'm right, I'm right, I'm right, I'm right)

 

She's like so whatever

You could do so much better

I think we should get together now

And that's what everyone's talking about!

 

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I don't like your girlfriend!

No way! No way!

I think you need a new one

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I could be your girlfriend

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I know that you like me

No way! No way!

You know it's not a secret

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I want to be your girlfriend

 

I can see the way, I see the way you look at me

And even when you look away I know you think of me

I know you talk about me all the time again and again (again, again, again)

(So come over here)

So, come over here and tell me what I wanna hear

Better yet make your girlfriend disappear

I don't wanna hear you say her name ever again (and again, and again, and again)

 

'Cause she's like so whatever

And you could do so much better

I think we should get together now

And that's what everyone's talking about!

 

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I don't like your girlfriend!

No way! No way!

I think you need a new one

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I could be your girlfriend

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I know that you like me

No way! No way!

You know it's not a secret

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I want to be your girlfriend

 

In a second you'll be wrapped around my finger

'Cause I can, 'cause I can do it better

There's no other

So, when's it gonna sink in?

She's so stupid

What the hell were you thinking?!

 

In a second you'll be wrapped around my finger

'Cause I can, 'cause I can do it better

There's no other

So, when's it gonna sink in?

She's so stupid

What the hell were you thinking?!

 

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I don't like your girlfriend!

No way! No way!

I think you need a new one

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I could be your girlfriend

No way! No way!

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I know that you like me

No way! No way!

You know it's not a secret

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I want to be your girlfriend

No way! No way!

 

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I don't like your girlfriend!

No way! No way!

I think you need a new one

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I could be your girlfriend

No way! No way!

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I know that you like me

No way! No way!

You know it's not a secret

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I want to be your girlfriend

No way! No way!

 

Hey! Hey!

Release Date

2007

Songwriter/s

Avril Lavigne, Lukasz Gottwald

Producer/s

Dr. Luke

Label/s

RCA, Columbia

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