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"Losing Grip" is a song by Canadian rock/pop singer Avril Lavigne. It is featured on Lavigne's debut album, Let Go, as the fourth single on the album.

Critical receptionEdit

Christina Saraceno of Allmusic noted that "Losing Grip" allowed Lavigne to "show off" her vocal ability during the song's "explosive rock chorus". Sal Cinquemani of Slant magazine also praised Avril's vocals and compared them to Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette.

In an AOL Radio listener's poll, "Losing Grip" was voted Avril's tenth best song.

Music videoEdit

The music video shows Avril performing in front of a large crowd. Shots of her making her way through a mass of people while pushing, punching and shoving interlude from time to time. There is also a scene where Avril jumps into the crowd and "crowd surfs". The audience had to practice this routine on other people before Avril was allowed to do so. The music video was directed by Liz Friedlander and recorded at Angel Orensanz Foundation.

AwardsEdit

"Losing Grip" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, but lost to "Trouble" by Pink.

Track listingEdit

Australia CD singleEdit

  1. "Losing Grip" - 3:53
  2. "I'm With You" (live) - 3:57
  3. "Unwanted" (live) - 4:01
  4. "Losing Grip" (music video) - 3:55

France CD singleEdit

  1. "Losing Grip" - 3:52
  2. "Losing Grip" (live) - 4:56

United Kingdom CD singleEdit

  1. "Losing Grip" (album version) - 3:53
  2. "Losing Grip" (live) - 4:56
  3. "Naked" (live) - 3:24
  4. "Losing Grip" (music video) - 3:55

Australia, United Kingdom and United States CD promoEdit

1. "Losing Grip" (album version) - 3:53

LyricsEdit

[Verse 1]
Are you aware of what you make me feel, baby?
Right now, I feel invisible to you
Like I'm not real
Didn't you feel me lock my arms around you?
Why'd you turn away?
Here's what I have to say

[Pre-Chorus]
I was left to cry there
Waiting outside there
Grinning with a lost stare
That's when I decided...

[Chorus]
Why should I care?
'Cause you weren't there when I was scared
I was so alone
You, you need to listen
I'm starting to trip
I'm losing my grip, and I'm in this thing alone

[Verse 2]
Am I just some chick you place beside you to take somebody's place?
When you turn around, can you recognize my face?
You used to love me, you used to hug me
But that wasn't the case
Everything wasn't okay

[Pre-Chorus]
I was left to cry there
Waiting outside there
Grinning with a lost stare
That's when I decided...

[Chorus]
Why should I care?
'Cause you weren't there when I was scared
I was so alone
You, you need to listen
I'm starting to trip
I'm losing my grip, and I'm in this thing alone

[Bridge]
Crying out loud
I'm crying out loud
Crying out loud
I'm crying out loud

[Breakdown]
Open your eyes
Open up wide
Why should I care?
'Cause you weren't there when I was scared, I was so alone

[Pre-Chorus]
Why should I care?
'Cause you weren't there when I was scared
I was so alone

[Final Chorus]
Why should I care?
'Cause you weren't there when I was scared
I was so alone
Why should I care?
If you don't care, then I don't care
We're not going anywhere
Why should I care?
'Cause you weren't there when I was scared
I was so alone
Why should I care?
If you don't care, then I don't care
We're not going anywhere

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