Riff: Avril Lavigne – “Here’s to Never Growing Up”

Jun 18, 2013

Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs/With the boom box blaring as we’re falling in love/I got a bottle of whatever, but it’s getting us drunk

from Here's to Never Growing Up lyrics by Avril Lavigne

Where to start – Avril’s Peter-Pan-partier theme rehashes the melodic motif and acoustic guitar of “Complicated,” co-opts the fad of gang-vocals and tribal toms already started and finished by fun., and to boot name-checks Radiohead in a botched attempt at authenticity already used by Katy Perry.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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