I'm not afraid of anything,
I just need to know that I can breathe
And I don't need much of anything
But suddenly suddenly

I am small and the world is big
All around me is fast moving
Surrounded by so many things
Suddenly suddenly,

[Chorus]
How does it feel to be
Different from me
Are we the same
How does it feel?
How does it feel to be
Different from me
Are we the same
How does it feel?

I am Young and I am free
But I get tired and I get weak
I get lost and I can't sleep
But suddenly suddenly

[Chorus]

Would you comfort me...
Would you cry with me...
Uh-uh-oh-oh uh-oh uh-oh [Repeat: x2]

I am small and the world is big
But I'm not afraid of anything

[Chorus: x4]

How does it feel
How does it feel
Your different from me
Different [Repeat: x3]

Your different from me...



Lyrics submitted by crashnburn5436

"How Does It Feel" as written by Avril Ramona Lavigne, Chantal Kreviazuk

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +1
    General Comment:Avril sounds like Dolores O'Riordon from The Cranberries when she sings, "Would you cry with me here...". I didn't like it at first because it's kind of repeptetive, but now I think it's cool.
    CRYN_OUTon June 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I've always thought this song was about a mentally disabled person who's trying to ask everyone how it feels to be different and letting them know that they're the same as everyone else even if they are different: that they get tired and weak, that they want comfort and love just like everyone else. But that's just me.
    schlampeon June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i really like this song, i like her slow songs like im with you
    avrilRAWKSon June 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The lyrics are actually "Would you comfort me? Would you cry with me?", not what is posted.
    CRYN_OUTon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Actually, about half the lyrics are missing from this. I'd correct it, but I'm tired, and I don't know them.
    ManicGypsyon June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love the mood this song gives. And usually I don't like repetitive lyrics, but the mood and emotion that gives in this song is amazing.

    Also I notice some duality going on in this song. And when I read the lyrics, I can really appreciate Avril Lavigne and what she is willing to admit. I see so much strength in this song

    "I'm not afraid of anything
    I just need to know that I can breathe
    I don't need much of anything"

    This shows how strong how Avril is. That she is independent and it doesn't take much for her to live.

    "I am young
    I am free
    But I get tired and I get weak
    I get lost and I can't sleep"

    But she is willing to admit her vulnerabilities. That the strong person she protrays can be weak in heart. Can feel lost and can get tired. To me, this shows how truly strong she is.

    I like the chorus and like I said earlier, I really like the repitition in it. To me, I see it as her thinking back-and-forth how she feels so one-of-a-kind that nobody could ever be like her, yet she questions that logic.

    And if someone could be comfortable and cry with her, then maybe they truly aren't so different.
    chino69on July 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:the lyrics are all messed up. you missed the first verse. but other than that i love this song. one of my favorite avril lavigne songs.
    surfergrl88on September 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:She seems to be switching between two perspectives: seeing what we all have in common (what unifies us), and seeing what differentiates us from others. Both perspectives are valid and important for harmonious life.

    I found something similar in Natalie Imbruglia's That Day:
    "We're all the same
    And no one thinks so
    And it's okay"
    undercurrenton October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this song is awsome! i love her slow-ish songs too. me and my best friend can relate to this 100%. i would explain it, but i can't :)
    basket_case_158on November 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:To me it's about her gaining indpendence. She isnt afraid of anything, but she is thrown into the world so suddenly. She finds the world is so big; there is so much to learn. She wants to figure everything out, yet she knows she cant do it alone. But then, suddenly there is someone she can figure out life with. She's given the opportunity to find out who this person is and how life is to them. Then she is asking if the person could be there for her and comfort her, help her through it all. Eventually she ends up with the confidence that even though *she is small and the world is big, she's not afraid of anything* and she knows she can make it. Or maybe I am just overanalyzing like i always do and chino was right :) .
    amizon66on December 29, 2004   Link

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