Complicated

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Complicated (adjective) means involving in a lot of different parts, in a way that is difficult to understand. That’s according to Cambridge Dictionaries. In other words, complicated is something hard to understand, explain, or deal with. That one’s according to Merriam-Webster. There’s no life without complication. And since people are addicted to drama, they tend to anticipate or perhaps even enjoy the complication that comes along with it. Well, life is indeed beautiful in its own simply complicated form. However, not all complication is as exciting as it might seem. Complicated is something consisting of parts intricately combined, that is difficult to analyze, understand, or explain. And when that something is someone’s personality, that could be a mess. Being sophisticated is a thing, it’s great and attractive. But being complicated is another thing. It’s terrible. No one complicated is able to live energetically free. Why? Because they’re busy being somebody else rather than themselves.

Chill out, what you yelling for? Lay back, it’s all been done before. And if you could only let it be, you will see.” –Avril Lavigne, Complicated

Today’s song for Free Spirit is coming from the free-spirited Canadian lady rocker, Avril Lavigne, titled “Complicated”. The pop rock song was Lavigne’s debut single, taken from her very first studio album, “Let Go”. “Complicated” was written by Lavigne herself along with the three-piece production team, The Matrix, that consisted of Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, and Graham Edwards. The single was released on May 14th 2002.
People can feign or pretend in front of others. But what’s the good in that? The lyrics of “Complicated” tell that living in falsity is not cool. We’re not fooling anyone but ourselves. “Chill out, what you yelling for? Lay back, it’s all been done before. And if you could only let it be, you will see. I like you the way you are, when we’re driving in your car. And you’re talking to me one on one, but you’ve become somebody else around everyone else. You’re watching your back like you can’t relax. You’re trying to be cool, you look like a fool to me.” People can put on a face and become two-faced. But what’s the good it brings? Living in complication is bothering. We’re not getting anywhere but anxiety. “You come over unannounced, dressed up like you’re something else. Where you are ain’t where it’s at, you see, you’re making me laugh out when you strike your pose. Take off all your preppy clothes, you know you’re not fooling anyone when you’ve become somebody else around everyone else. You’re watching your back like you can’t relax. You’re trying to be cool, you look like a fool to me.”
It may sounds cliche but people need to be themselves in order for them to get comfort. We’re not living to please everyone, so why bother ourselves to become somebody they want us to be instead of someone we truly are? We’re not living to fulfill everybody’s expectation, so why make it hard for ourselves to do things they want us to do instead of things we want to do? We only live once, so do ourselves a favor; be ourselves, be true, be free, and be comfortable with it. They who feel well-matched with you will stay, while they who don’t will leave. Cherish them who stay. Let go of them who leave. Indeed life is full of people come and go. No big deal. As long as we feel comfortable with ourselves and not complicate things, then we’re cool. Everything’s just gonna be okay. And that’s all that matters. “Tell me why do you have to go and make things so complicated? I see the way you’re acting like you’re somebody else, gets me frustrated. Life’s like this, you, you fall and you crawl and you break and you take what you get and you turn it into honesty. You promised me I’m never gonna find you fake it, no, no, no.”
Based on its chart performance, “Complicated” is Lavigne’s second most successful single and was one of the most successful releases of 2002. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The music video of the song was directed by The Malloys, which successfully introduced Lavigne’s lively, cheerful, easy-going, and free-spirited character.

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated? I see the way you’re acting like you’re somebody else, gets me frustrated. Life’s like this, you, you fall and you crawl and you break and you take what you get and you turn it into honesty. You promised me I’m never gonna find you fake it, no, no, no.” –Avril Lavigne, Complicated




“Uh huh, life’s like this, uh huh, uh huh, that’s the way it is
‘Cause life’s like this, uh huh, uh huh, that’s the way it is

Chill out, what you yelling for? Lay back, it’s all been done before
And if you could only let it be, you will see
I like you the way you are, when we’re driving in your car
And you’re talking to me one on one, but you’ve become

Somebody else around everyone else, you’re watching your back like you can’t relax
You’re trying to be cool, you look like a fool to me, tell me

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you’re acting like you’re somebody else gets me frustrated
Life’s like this, you, you fall and you crawl and you break and you take what you get
And you turn it into honesty, you promised me I’m never gonna find you fake it, no, no, no

You come over unannounced, dressed up like you’re something else
Where you are ain’t where it’s at, you see, you’re making me laugh out
When you strike your pose, take off all your preppy clothes
You know you’re not fooling anyone, when you’ve become”

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