"Too Much To Ask" as written by Avril Ramona Lavigne and Clifton Magness....
It's the first time I ever felt this lonely
I wish someone could cure this pain
It's funny when you think it's gonna work out
'Til you chose weed over me, you're so lame

I thought you were cool until the point
But up until the point you didn't call me
When you said you would
I finally figured out you're all the same
Always coming up with some kind of story

Every time I try to make you smile
You're always feeling sorry for yourself
Every time I try to make you laugh
You can't
You're too tough
You think you're loveless
Is that too much that I'm asking for?

I thought you'd come around when I ignored you
So I thought you'd have the decency to change
But babe, I guess you didn't take that warning
'Cause I'm not about to look at your face again

Can't you see that you lie to yourself
You can't see the world through a mirror
It won't be too late when the smoke clears
'Cause I, I am still here

But every time I try to make you smile
You'd always grow up feeling sorry for yourself
Every time I try to make you laugh
You stand like a stone
Alone in your zone
Is it too much that I'm asking for?

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Can't find where I am
Lying here
Alone I fear
Afraid of the dark
No one to claim
Alone again

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Can't you see that you lie to yourself
You can't see the world through a mirror
It won't be too late when the smoke clears
'Cause I, I am still here

Every time I try to make you smile
You're always feeling sorry for yourself
Every time I try to make you laugh
You can't
You're too tough
You think you're loveless
It was too much that I asked you for


Lyrics submitted by punkrockprincesss

"Too Much to Ask" as written by Clif Magness Avril Lavigne

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    General CommentThis is such a great song that it's hard to believe that a 17 year old wrote it! I think this songs about a girl who fell for this guy, but he's nothing like she thought he was. He's so wrapped up in himself and his front that he can't see how he's hurting her and himself. Around everyone else, he's this tough guy and all she wants is for him to smile, tell her that she's not stupid for taking a chance, again. This song means a lot to me because about a year ago, i lost someone very close to me because of drugs. He became so wraped up in himself that he couldn't even all the lies that he was feeding himself. I like the line:
    "Its the first time I ever felt this lonely
    I wish someone could cure this pain
    Its funny when you think its gonna work out
    Til you chose weed over me, you're so lame
    I swear, Avril must of been a fly on the wall in my house because this hits so close to home.
    txsnowbunnyon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great song that it's hard to believe that a 17 year old wrote it! I think this songs about a girl who fell for this guy, but he's nothing like she thought he was. He's so wrapped up in himself and his front that he can't see how he's hurting her and himself. Around everyone else, he's this tough guy and all she wants is for him to smile, tell her that she's not stupid for taking a chance, again. This song means a lot to me because about a year ago, i lost someone very close to me because of drugs. He became so wraped up in himself that he couldn't even all the lies that he was feeding himself. I like the line:
    "Its the first time I ever felt this lonely
    I wish someone could cure this pain
    Its funny when you think its gonna work out
    Til you chose weed over me, you're so lame
    I swear, Avril must of been a fly on the wall in my house because this hits so close to home.
    txsnowbunnyon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHhmm, reminds me of the situation I'm in now.
    n*f*gon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy mommys favorite song
    PrEtty_in_PinKon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHis song....ah. That is all I have to say. God damn people.
    ALLISTER GRRRLon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTXSNOWBUNNY...right on the money hunnie! Lol, I think that's EXACTLY what the song means!
    CraZyChik74on June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyea you can just have my earplugs, cuz i think avril lavinge kicks ass and if u dont like her dont listen to her
    punkchicaon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI haven't heard the song, so I can't say if I like it or not, but I don't think it's hard to believe a 17 year old wrote it. Young people write stuff like this all the time. I am not saying this is a bad song, nor am I dissing her, so hope nobody leaves me a hate note.
    bee_happyon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhy wouldn't a 17 year old write something like this? i've been through that almost exact thing as well as worse and i'm 17... and i've written plenty. but meh i guess its not important i just didn't understand why that would be anyone's first thought, or second or third or fourth thought for that matter.
    queenofcupson June 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat does this song mean to me....eh, everything. :oP
    it's the perfect description of me and my ex.
    the part where it says "til you chose weed over me"...you could change weed to alcohol...and it's him.
    he DID always feel sorry for himself (don't know why, he has everything in the world...) and this part:
    -I thought you'd come around when I ignored you
    -So I thought you'd have the decency to change
    i ignored him for about two weeks when we started drifting (because usually he'd come and apologize) and we just sorta...stopped.
    the whole decency thing really hit close because during the time that i we were...whatever...i wrote a three page letter to my best friend about how my ex should have had the decency to inform about what was going on...

    i dunno....i love this song :o)
    imaginarymaryon June 30, 2002   Link

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