Uh huh, life's like this
Uh huh, uh huh, that's the way it is
'Cause life's like this
Uh huh, uh huh, that's the way it is

Chill out, what ya yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if, you could only let it be, you will see
I like you the way you are
When we're driving in your car
And you're talking to me one on one, but you become

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this, you
And you fall, and you crawl, and you break
And you take what you get, and you turn it into
Honesty and promise me I'm never gonna find you faking
No, no, no

You come over unannounced
Dressed up like you're somethin' else
Where you are and where it's at you see
You're making me
Laugh out when you strike your pose
Take off all your preppy clothes
You know you're not fooling anyone
When you become

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this, you
And you fall, and you crawl, and you break
And you take what you get, and you turn it into
Honesty and promise me I'm never gonna find you faking
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no (no, no)

Chill out, what ya yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if you could only let it be
You will see

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
You're watching your back
Like you can't relax
You try to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this, you
And you fall, and you crawl, and you break
And you take what you get, and you turn it into
Honesty and promise me I'm never gonna find you faking
No, no
Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this, you
And you fall, and you crawl, and you break
And you take what you get, and you turn it into
Honesty and promise me I'm never gonna find you faking
No, no, no


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Complicated Lyrics as written by Avril Lavigne, David Alspach, Graham Edwards, Lauren Christy

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  • +7
    General Comment

    This song could be about a guy, a girl or a best friend. At one point in their friendship they promised to always be honest. One of them has become confused, insecure, and is experimenting with different roles to find their identity.

    volleybaon March 19, 2008   Link
  • +7
    Song Meaning

    It's basically saying that things in life can get complicated, so be yourself and enjoy who you are.

    setheryon September 01, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    wow, i have lived this scenario way too many times

    *amanda*on May 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    My local radio station, the valley known, New Rock 104.1, said one morning that this song was about a friend of Avril's and this other guy she was interested in, it turned out, she ended up liking both of them. trust me, i've listened to this song an uncountable amount of times, and still dont see the whole picture about it, but just thought you guys would like to know, becuz according to the radio speaker, this is what has been said by Avril. lates!

    firechick182on May 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this song is really good and i think that Avril speaks alot of truth in this song. i think that it is awesome that she is a skater and that she does what she wants to and she doesn't dress like a ho.

    PunkRawkLoseron April 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This chick is awesome and the video for this song is cool, you can tell this chick is real from the lyrics she writes, besides, she wrote all of it herself, not like many pop artists, and she's only 17.

    AnarchySpitBoyon April 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    She's only 17? Dang, this is such a good song! And true that Anarchy, she is TOTALLY real... sweet...

    supachikon May 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i dont like pop music at all or anything remotly close to it. However I just found out today she was born like 2 minutes from my house so because she grew up out here in the bonnies of Canada i like her now. I went to her highschool last year and didnt even realise it til now

    sic n twistedon May 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i love this song! and the video is cool.... she looked like she was 14 though!

    Haruko19on May 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Great song- please stick to discussing it! Not her

    smile_lots22on May 04, 2002   Link

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