Vera's face burnt as a memory of bedroom fun
With a lighter and some hairspray
Smoking in the girls' room
Not worse than Shelley's rape behind the McDonald's
By a man she thought was fine, didn't tell anybody
Or maybe back then we just thought that she was getting some

Now we look back and see that she didn't know how
We never thought that we'd get caught up
Stuck in the teenage waste

As we explode
As we explode

Then getting drunk in the bushes by the road outside the Kmart
Rolling around in them to see if you would get prickled
Slip the acid on your tongue rooftop mall parkade
We couldn't get enough

Then count the stars and the ten million woes
Just you and the universe judging each other
We never knew that we'd get caught up
Stuck in the teenage waste

As we explode
As we explode
As we explode
As we let go


It's a fight, it's a fight and you finally belong
Got a shiner now and it's more than a battle scar
More than a battle scar, such a good, good story to tell
At lunch break, lunch break, lunch break, lunch break
Such a good, good story to tell

You bully, you break, you bully, you break
You fake, you fake, you fake, you fake
You smoke, you toke, you want, you flaunt, you hit it and you're in it and it's spinning

And it's wild
We never thought that we'd get caught up
Stuck in the teenage waste

As we explode
As we explode
As we explode
As we let go

We're counting the stars
We're counting the stars
We're gonna go far, we're gonna go far
We're counting the stars, we're counting the stars
We're not very far, we're not very far

And it's you and me in the open air
It's truth or dare, we don't care
We're counting the stars, we're counting the stars, we're counting the stars, we're counting the stars

Lyrics submitted by Brutin

Explode Lyrics as written by Nelly Furtado Gerald Eaton

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  • +1
    General CommentOn her website, she said that this song came from a poem she wrote called "Teenage Waste". and it was about how when you're a teenage you want to try everything and talks about teenage experimentation and fun as well as the violence and aggression. I love this song by the way, one of my favorites by her, she's a great writer, and one of my favorite artists.
    FutbolChicaon August 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song, could listen to it over an dover
    hobbes67on November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMe too!!! Wow. Great song, great beat. I think this song is just about teenage life, and wanting to grow up.
    KillMeFasteron January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this the song Avril Lavigne person wrote? I heard there was one song Nelly Furtado sang that was written by Avril or something.
    Perhaps I'm wrong. O_-
    SidViciouson January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAre you fucking kidding me? Avril Lavigne definitely did not write this song. Avril Lavigne doesn't have the musical capacity nor the life experience to write a song this intense. This song is my life. People seriously discount Nelly Furtado and her ability to represent the crazy teenage girl. I know that's not all that she's about, but I definitely identify with that aspect of her lyrics, and how can not love how quirky and unique the music.
    CrayonDrawnCaton February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is great. It is about the different experiences that teenagers go through and how stressful it can be. I think that a lot of people do not notice how hard being a teen is.
    By the way, to the comment above:
    Crayon Drawn Cat: I think that Avril Lavigne is an extremely talented writer. She may not have a life time of experiences but that doesnt mean that she can't understand other people and thier experiences. I think you need to apprieciate the difference and talents and abilities of others
    Megnificenton July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just love the "it's a fight...and it's spinning" That's awesome! So biting, it's wonderful. I also love her voice just after that bit and towards the end, she's sort of crying "we're counting the stars" it's so thrilling.
    azmoongirlon September 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a very wonderful song. But i have a question. At the beginning what does she say and what does it mean?
    Shadow_Kyubion October 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's talking about things that happen while your a teenager...and how they end up as insignificant gossip...and looking back you realize how horrible it was
    cmama06on February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is talking about all the things teenages do and don't realize until they're older how stupid the things were.
    dancing_supastaron June 09, 2006   Link

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