"What The Hell" as written by Avril Ramona Lavigne, Martin Karl Sandberg and Johan Karl Schuster....
You say that I'm messing with your head
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
All cause I was making out with your friend
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Love hurts whether it's right or wrong
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
I can't stop cause I'm having too much fun
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

You're on your knees
Begging please
Stay with me
But honestly
I just need to be a little crazy

All my life I've been good,
But now whoa, I'm thinking what the hell
All I want is to mess around
And I don't really care about
If you love me
If you hate me
You can't save me
Baby, baby
All my life I've been good
But now
Whoa
What the hell

So what if I go out on a million dates
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
You never call or listen to me anyway
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
I'd rather rage than sit around and wait all day
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Don't get me wrong
I just need some time to play

You're on your knees
Begging please
Stay with me
But honestly
I just need to be a little crazy

All my life I've been good,
But now
I'm thinking what the hell
All I want is to mess around
And I don't really care about

If you love me
If you hate me
You can't save me
Baby, baby
All my life I've been good
But now
Whoa
What the hell

La la la la la la la la
Whoa whoa
La la la la la la la la
Whoa whoa

You say that I'm messing with your head
Boy, I like messing in your bed
Yeah, I am messing with your head when
I'm messing with you in bed

All my life I've been good,
But now oh
I'm thinking what the hell
All I want is to mess around
And I don't really care about
All my life I've been good,
But now oh
I'm thinking what the hell
All I want is to mess around
And I don't really care about
If you love me
If you hate me
You can't save me
Baby, baby
All my life I've been good
But now
Whoa
What the hell

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la


Lyrics submitted by Yumi

"What the Hell" as written by Thomas Richard Martin James David Martin

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +3
    My OpinionComparing this to songs off Under My Skin makes me feel sad :(

    Look at these lyrics... "Boy, I like messing in your bed". What... what the hell? What the Hell indeed Avril...
    Ok, looking away from the actual deprived shallow meaning, "messing in your bed" is a hilariously badly written lyric... What, does she like to eat doritos in bed? God.
    Looking at the ACTUAL meaning now, it's not much better. In fact, I'd prefer if she was speaking about some kind of habit of eating in bed.

    Seeing an artist whose lyrics were once thoughtful, and something most people could relate to turn to this kind of mainstream pop garbage about being a run of the mill slut is really depressing. Singing about making out with a guy's friends, having meaningless sex, etc etc etc...

    I am a sad panda :(

    While you look at these lyrics, let me remind you of a little song called "Don't Tell Me". Think of those lyrics, then look at these. Shocking, innit?
    ChickenMcFailcakeson January 02, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAvril I Love your Old stuff. This is definately coming from the new you. Thats okay because you never disappoint me,it doesn't matter what other people think because its not about what people want to hear that you sing about its what your feeling in your lyrics. Don't change.. I like this song because it's about being good and holding back your innocence and one day you feel like living your life and doing what you want and not caring about what others think... That is what Avril is all about!!!
    IntoYourArmson January 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou say that I'm messing with your head
    Boy, I like messing in your bed
    Yeah, I am messing with your head
    When, I'm messing with you in bed

    Proof that women have a sense of humor.

    I love Avril's old stuff, but her new stuff shows the other side of her.
    There's nothing wrong with letting go and getting a little crazy.
    If you can't enjoy life, and you're living in the standard, then you're not living to the fullest.
    I may not have a fancy car, make a lot of money or have "high class" friends, but I can say this. I'm happy! I love myself, my life, my kids, my friends, and my family. I don't have a man because I don't need one, every man I've ever known has let me down so I stopped looking. I'm much happier being able to do what I want, when I want. I'm a fantastic mother and I know it...and neither of my little girls are going to grow up in the standard because quite frankly, the standard sucks, it's boring, and it's a pain in the ass.

    Learn to let go and live out loud, that's the way life was meant to be...What the hell?
    JenniLee2003on January 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is great, and definitely a good song to just let loose to.
    To me the meaning is probably about a girl who obviously wants to "mess around", she's always met the good image, and had that goodie two shoes act...now she doesn't want to have that anymore. But, even though she's wanting to just break free and do her own thing, her boyfriend, or maybe just a clingy guy she's having a fling with isn't too thrilled about it.

    "You say that I'm messing with your head
    All cause I was making out with your friend
    Love hurts whether it's right or wrong
    I can't stop cause I'm having too much fun"

    ^He's frustrated with everything she's doing..as in not being loyal.
    But all she can say is she can't help it, it's too much&no matter what love's gonna hurt.

    "You're on your knees, Begging please
    stay with me, But honestly
    I just need to be a little crazy"

    ^He wants her to stay with him, but she can't.
    As she said before she's having too much fun.&needs to have this fun.

    "All my life I've been good but now, I'm thinking "What the hell?"
    All I want is to mess around
    And I don't really care about
    If you're loving me, If you're hating me
    You can't save me baby, baby
    All my life I've been good but now
    Woah, What the hell
    What? What? What? what the hell?"

    ^She hasn't ever done to boys what she's doing to him. (cheating, fooling around with other guys, and just not caring.) Even if he still loves her, or hates her he can't change how she's acting.

    So what if I go out on a million dates
    You never call or listen to me anyway
    I'd rather rage, than sit around and wait all day
    Don't get me wrong, I just need some time to play-ayay

    ^She should be allowed to do what she pleases.
    Why should it matter to him..he didn't seem to care or pay attention before this.


    You say that I'm messing with your head
    Boy, I like messing in your bed
    Yeah, I am messing with your head
    When, I'm messing with you in bed

    ^She admits that she is messing with his head.
    She still fools around with him, and leads him to believe she wants him.
    But then she goes and gets with other guys.


    Hope this helped! (:
    athenaaxoon February 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou guy have got this all wrong...


    She was in a relationship for so long and was a good girl aka never cheated and now that's she's free, she's having fun. She met a guy who is ready for a relationship and is really into her but she's just looking to date around and fun. "what the hell?!" means...are you freaking kidding me?! He's begging for her to settle down and she's like I was in a relationship for so long and now it's my turn to have fun... stop acting like a little girl!
    Mich311on February 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationBasically just a bratty feel good 'I'll do as I please' anthem.

    I think the sentiment is basically 'what the hell? you only live once'.
    Yumion January 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningShes talking about cheating and sex!
    awesomeghon January 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBoy, does this song remind me of my mum or what?! She's been with a few crappy guys throughout her life (my dad and ex-stepdad included.) She's currently in a big fight with her ex that's been going on for about two years. But she doesn't care about him at all now. All she cares about is having a good time with her new boyfriend who's nice as hell! :D


    So, that's what it means to me. My mum's put up with all her boyfriend's bull but now she's fighting back and doing what she wants to do!
    BethGoth05on February 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuper love avril..i'm so excited for her new album! whoooh!
    ZenZon February 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI remember when Avril used to have standards..
    slip5789on February 25, 2011   Link

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