You held my hand and walked me home I know
While 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
Guys are so hard to trust
Did I not tell you that I'm not like that girl?
The one who gives it all away

[Chorus:]
Did you think that I was gonna give it up to you, this time?
Did you think that it was somethin I was gonna do and cry?
Don't try to tell me what to do,
Dont try to tell me what to say,
Your better off that way

Don't think that your charm and the fact that your arm is now around my neck
Will get you in my pants I'll have to kick your ass and make you never forget
I'm gonna ask you to stop, thought I liked you a lot, but I'm really upset
Get out of my head get off of my bed yeah thats what I said
Did I not tell you that I'm not like that girl, the one who, throws it all away

[Chorus]
Did you think that I was gonna give it up to you, this time?
Did you think that it was somethin I was gonna do and cry?
Don't try to tell me what to do,
Dont try to tell me what to say,
Your better off that way

This guilt trip that you put me on won't, mess me up I've done no wrong
Any thoughts of you and me have gone away

[Chorus]
Did you think that I was gonna give it up to you, this time?
Did you think that it was somethin I was gonna do and cry?
Don't try to tell me what to do,
Dont try to tell me what to say,
Your better off that way

Better off that way
I'm better off alone anyway



Lyrics submitted by NIKKIE

"Don't Tell Me" as written by Avril Ramona Lavigne, Evan David Taubenfeld

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing

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  • +4
    My Opinion:I think this is one of the best songs Avrile has written(though I do have some other favorites). What I admire most is her depiction of the kind of girl who is so rare to find these days. Someone who knows what she's worth and won't sacrifice her principles or moral for some stud. She knows what love is and she hasn't got it. So she knows to stay away from the dumb prick. I admire her courage and will and her determination to be by herself until she can find someone true. Wish there were more people like that in the world.

    But then again, if wishes were wings, pigs would fly.
    kaylorson October 28, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:The thing that I like with avril is she doesn't conform!!! that fits the definition of PUNK!!! I mean her attitude!!!

    I love this song!!! just wait to have intercourse until you are married
    limoncello182on October 01, 2008   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretation:For me this is about this girl, she's got a boy, and she's all happy with him but suddenly she sees this boy just wanna... you know. Then she says "go to hell" and the realtionship ends, maybe she kinda regrets but then realizes it's better to be alone than with some horny pig.

    I like her music 'cause seems like Avril said what a lot of girls wanted to but anyone dared to. I'm a boy and the girls I know are mostly pretenciois, bitches, or shy, or into something sad or dark. Girl if fell in the lie just learn and wait for someone nice. Love from Guatemala. - Jose
    j053on July 21, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:You're being silly Em2000, She is barley showing anything and is clothes quickly afterwards.. She showed her legs, big whoop. Grow up.
    SparkleGlitteron April 21, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:the lengths people like em2000 will go to , to bash a singer that the wagon hoppers bash .

    this is seriously starting to get pathetic .an opinion is one thing but ego stroking is another .sad.
    NlCOLEon April 30, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I love this song. It's about a guy pressuring her to have sex, and her refusing, and the guy leaving cause all he wanted was sex.
    I really love this song. Girls are giving up their virginity waaayyyy to soon. Like seriously, twelve years old and having sex? I want to punch those girls.
    :l
    I'm not one of those "Wait to your married" kind of people, but seriously, why are you having sex when you're still a kid?
    (Btw, I'm only thirteen, and I'm not even close to being that stupid)
    MomoTheStrangeon August 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:These lyrics are SO messed up man, thats not cool.

    I know how yo feel, Avril. Get out there and kick some sexually-obsessed moron's ass!
    crashnburn5436on May 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:This is about a girl who has a boyfriend who is pressuring her to have sex which makes her unhappy so breaks up with him.
    Scialfaon May 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:


    Avril Lavigne, as cliché as it sounds, is my role model. She’s always stuck up for what she believes in, and she's never let anyone push her around, especially of the male persuasion. Her music shaped me into the girl I am. I know that sounds kind of dumb to state, but me, not having a female to kind of pave something there for me to look at as an example makes her music mean a lot in that way. I’ve turned down a lot of guys who I’m happy that I did because frankly, now that I look at it, I would have been dumb if I didn’t. That’s obvious when I look back on it.

    GravelyMistakenon June 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:A more mature avril with less control from her record label .. her second cd is going to be written by just her ... to tell you the truth , i like this song ... And its very true ..i know what shes talking about ..
    NIKKIEon April 11, 2004   Link

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