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"Things I'll Never Say" is the ninth track from Avril Lavigne's debut studio album Let Go. It was written by Avril Lavigne, Lauren Christy, Scott Alspach, Graham Edwards.

Demo version Edit

A demo version of the song, produced by The Matrix, was released on Lavigne's 2001 B-Sides prior her debut album. This version is instrumentally different to the official one featured on Let Go.

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
I’m tugging at my hair
I’m pulling at my clothes
I’m trying to keep my cool, I know it shows
I’m staring at my feet
My cheeks are turning red
I’m searching for the words inside my head

[Pre-Chorus 1]
And I’m feeling nervous
Tryna be so perfect
'Cause I know you’re worth it
You’re worth it, yeah

[Chorus]
If I could say what I wanna say
I'd say I wanna blow you away
Be with you every night
Am I squeezing you too tight?
If I could say what I wanna see
I wanna see you go down on one knee
Marry me today
Guess I’m wishing my life away with these things I’ll never say

[Verse 2]
It don’t do me any good
It’s just a waste of time
What use is it to you what’s on my mind?
If it ain’t coming out
We’re not going anywhere
So why can’t I just tell you that I care?

[Pre-Chorus 2]
'Cause I’m feeling nervous
Tryna be so perfect
'Cause I know you’re worth it
You’re worth it, yeah

[Chorus]
If I could say what I wanna say
I'd say I wanna blow you away
Be with you every night
Am I squeezing you too tight?
If I could say what I wanna see
I wanna see you go down on one knee
Marry me today
Guess I’m wishing my life away with these things I’ll never say

[Bridge]
What’s wrong with my tongue?
These words keep slipping away
I stutter, I stumble
Like I’ve got nothing to say

[Pre-Chorus 2]
'Cause I’m feeling nervous
Tryna be so perfect
'Cause I know you’re worth it
You’re worth it, yeah

[Final Chorus]
Guess I’m wishing my life away with these things I’ll never say
If I could say what I wanna say
I'd say I wanna blow you away
Be with you every night
Am I squeezing you too tight?
If I could say what I wanna see
I wanna see you go down on one knee
Marry me today
Guess I’m wishing my life away with these things I’ll never say

[Outro]
These things I’ll never say

[Verse 1]
I’m tugging at my hair
I’m pulling at my clothes
I’m trying to keep my cool, I know it shows
I’m staring at my feet
My cheeks are turning red
I’m searching for the words inside my head

[Pre-Chorus 1]
And I’m feeling nervous
Tryna be so perfect
'Cause I know you’re worth it
You’re worth it, yeah

[Chorus]
If I could say what I wanna say
I'd say I wanna blow you away
Be with you every night
Am I squeezing you too tight?
If I could say what I wanna see
I wanna see you go down on one knee
Marry me today
Guess I’m wishing my life away with these things I’ll never say

[Verse 2]
It don’t do me any good
It’s just a waste of time
What use is it to you what’s on my mind?
If it ain’t coming out
We’re not going anywhere
So why can’t I just tell you that I care?

[Pre-Chorus 2]
'Cause I’m feeling nervous
Tryna be so perfect
'Cause I know you’re worth it
You’re worth it, yeah

[Chorus]
If I could say what I wanna say
I'd say I wanna blow you away
Be with you every night
Am I squeezing you too tight?
If I could say what I wanna see
I wanna see you go down on one knee
Marry me today
Guess I’m wishing my life away with these things I’ll never say

[Bridge]
What’s wrong with my tongue?
These words keep slipping away
I stutter, I stumble
Like I’ve got nothing to say

[Pre-Chorus 2]
'Cause I’m feeling nervous
Tryna be so perfect
'Cause I know you’re worth it
You’re worth it, yeah

[Final Chorus]
If I could say what I wanna say
I'd say I wanna blow you away
Be with you every night
Am I squeezing you too tight?
If I could say what I wanna see
I wanna see you go down on one knee
Marry me today
Guess I’m wishing my life away with these things I’ll never say
If I could say what I wanna say
I'd say I wanna blow you away
Be with you every night
Am I squeezing you too tight?
If I could say what I wanna see
I wanna see you go down on one knee
Marry me today
Guess I’m wishing my life away with these things I’ll never say

[Outro]
These things I’ll never say

Navigation Edit

Let Go
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  • "Nobody's Fool"
  • "Sk8er Boi"
  • "Things I'll Never Say"
  • "Tomorrow"
  • "Too Much to Ask"
  • "Unwanted"
  • "Why"