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"He Wasn't" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, released as the fourth and final single from her second album, Under My Skin.

Song meaning Edit

The song is about an unsuccessful relationship between Avril and a man who appears to be treating her badly, such as not even opening the door to her. The song is a fast and up-beat take on the boyfriend "not being good enough" as opposed to Avril's slower paced songs from Under My Skin on the same matter.

Music video Edit

The video features Avril singing and her band playing instruments in the background. There are scenes where she dances around wearing white gloves, a pink skirt, and holding a magic wand (she is portraying a fairy), and other scenes where she is wearing devil horns on her head (she is portraying the devil). It turns out that Avril and her band are at a video shoot, and later get into a food fight, much to the dismay of the directors - who are played by Lavigne and the band, all dressed up in wigs and suits. Avril then rebels and smashes her guitar into the camera lens, and then into the paper wall, where pink paint splashes out. The video ends with the band dancing and Avril doing the splits.

Also, during the shooting of the music video when the pink slime came out, Avril tells that days later her hair was still pink and she needed to redye it because during the next days she was scheduled to have a photoshoot with 'Cosmopolitan' and her hair was looking really messy and all pink.

Track listingEdit

Australia CD single

  1. "He Wasn't" - 2:59
  2. "He Wasn't" (live version) - 3:38
  3. "He Wasn't" (live acoustic version) - 3:14
  4. "He Wasn't" (music video) - 3:00

France CD single

  1. "He Wasn't" - 2:59
  2. "He Wasn't" (live version)

United Kingdom CD single

  1. "He Wasn't" - 2:59
  2. "He Wasn't" (live version) - 3:38
  3. "He Wasn't" (music video) - 3:00
  4. "Video Diary"

Australia and United Kingdom CD promo

  1. "He Wasn't" - 2:59

Lyrics Edit

There's not much going on today
I'm really bored, it's getting late
What happened to my Saturday?
Monday's coming, the day I hate

Sit on my bed alone
Staring at the phone

He wasn't what I wanted, what I thought
No, he wouldn't even open up the door
He never made me feel like I was special
He isn't really what I'm looking for

This is when I start to bite my nails
And clean my room when all else fails
I think it's time for me to bail
This point of view is getting stale

Sit on my bed alone
Staring at the phone

He wasn't what I wanted, what I thought
No, he wouldn't even open up the door
He never made me feel like I was special
He isn't really what I'm looking for

Na na na na na, we've all got choices
Na na na na, we've all got voices
Na na na na na, stand up make some noise
Na na na na, stand up make some noise

Sit on my bed alone
Staring at the phone

He wasn't what I wanted, what I thought
No, he wouldn't even open up the door
He never made me feel like I was special
He isn't really what I'm looking for
He wasn't what I wanted, what I thought
No, he wouldn't even open up the door
He never made me feel like I was special
Like I was special, 'cause I was special

GalleryEdit

Avril Lavigne - He Wasn't

Avril Lavigne - He Wasn't

Navigation Edit

Under My Skin
UnderMySkinLogo
  • "My Happy Ending"
  • "Nobody's Home"
  • "Slipped Away"
  • "Take Me Away"
  • "Together"
  • "Who Knows"