Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water Lyrics

I've gotta keep the calm before the storm
I don't want less, I don't want more
Must bar the windows and the doors
To keep me safe, to keep me warm

Yeah my life is what I'm fighting for
Can't part the sea, can't reach the shore
And my voice becomes the driving force
I won't let this pull me overboard

God, keep my head above water
Don't let me drown, it gets harder
I'll meet you there at the altar
As I fall down to my knees
Don't let me drown, drown, drown
Don't let me, don't let me, don't let me drown

So pull me up from down below
'Cause I'm underneath the undertow
Come dry me off and hold me close
I need you now I need you most

God, keep my head above water
Don't let me drown, it gets harder
I'll meet you there at the altar
As I fall down to my knees
Don't let me drown, drown, drown
(Don't let me, don't let me, don't let me drown)
Don't let me drown, drown, drown
And keep my head above water
(Don't let me, don't let me, don't let me drown)
Above water

And I can't see in the stormy weather
I can't seem to keep it all together
And I can't swim the ocean like this forever
And I can't breathe

God, keep my head above water
I lose my breath at the bottom
Come rescue me, I'll be waiting
I'm too young to fall asleep

So God, keep my head above water
Don't let me drown, it gets harder
I'll meet you there at the altar
As I fall down to my knees

Don't let me drown
Don't let me drown
(Don't let me, don't let me, don't let me drown)
Don't let me drown
And keep my head above water
(Don't let me, don't let me, don't let me drown)
Above water

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  1. lynncrf

    The lyrics of this song are so relatable to anyone battling with a chronic illness. Everyone thinks the worst diseases to have are the fatal ones, but they are not as at least with those your suffering is time limited. The worst diseases to have are those that mean you suffer every day for years (perhaps the rest of your life), while trying one treatment after another because there is no guaranteed treatment for your disease. I'd rather die from a heart attack at a young age than have (for example) fibromyalgia and be in pain all over my body with no end in sight.

    Well done to Avril. I hope she stays well. It's nice to know I am not alone, as I too feel I am too young to fall asleep and to have to suffer like this.

  2. Егор Федоров

    Я тебя люблю

  3. Jessica Peter

    Wow great great song..🙏

  4. Tony Acosta

    I love how she grown and stepping into a new kind of music genre

  5. Грувер Пирс

    Авриль, просто спасибо....

  6. алексей М

    Аппетитная телочка

  7. P Moiom

    Love it❤...Can't stop listening...A song that always strengthen me when i'm weak

  8. Gymnast683

    This gives me those inspiring vibes

  9. Anderson Presotto

    2020 play now! <3

  10. winter galaxy

    Who else thinks that this is the part in frozen 2 where the part Elsa was crossing the big waves

  11. onelove for music

    This song gives hope to the hopeless. Making music is not just bwt money and fame, it's bwt touching other people's lives. Im so happy that avril is back and im so proud w/ the kind of sound that she's making. Thank u avril!

  12. Paul Paulsen

    ποῦ πορευθῶ ἀπὸ τοῦ πνεύματός σου; καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου ποῦ φύγω; Psalm 139:7

    ὅτι ἐξ αὐτοῦ καὶ δι’ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν τὰ πάντα· αὐτῷ ἡ δόξα εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. ἀμήν. Rom 11:36

    Wow! Thank you for such wonderful prayer!

  13. Joy Pedrosa

    I love you Avril Lavigne

  14. straw berry

    Whos here after justin's lyme disease lol

  15. Michael Sears

    Let it go

  16. Hannah Nicole

    Avril was my first concert ever when I was in 2nd grade...now I'm almost 25. So crazy. Still love her!

  17. Cristobal Alejandro Nicol Vega Arevalo

    Vieja estúpida

  18. Tedie Bonifacio

    99.20% Avril Lavigne
    0.80% Luck
    =100.00% Princess of Punk

  19. gkjfdg

    And again nothing about Disorders like Borderline etc...😔 Sad but true ...Just pushing their Carriers ! Hahaha nice move 😂😂😂🤮

  20. Rinku Moshika

    #Avril ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  21. Breanna Wilson

    Who’s watching this in 2020? 💜

  22. TheArcticTravels

    Somehow this got recommended to me by Youtube in January 2020. Last thing I saw her on was American Idol as a guest judge where she prejudged and actually voted No to a guy who had a family because "it would be hard on the road with a family", but was super bubbly and loved another contestant who also had kid(s) and a family just because the contestant was "punk rock". Seemed very immature as a person and SUPER biased as a judge. BUT, people can grow and change - I really hope she's grown as a person since her old days. Voice is a bit shrill for my taste in music, but she's certainly very talented.

  23. Naranja Molesta

    Is anyone here after Justin Bieber Lyme Disease?

  24. Arkhaon

    Sensual ever after

  25. MAXI

    2020?????? 💬

  26. Daniel's World

    Avril & Justin Bieber share the same disease, Lyme. Let’s send our prayers for both with the hope they would be healthy and happy in the future. Let’s make 2020 a hate free year. ❤️🥺

  27. Colette' G.

    I have Lyme Disease and co-infection. This song made me ball like a baby when I heard it . It was like she was living in my life hearing her words . I wasn’t able to afford the treatment but 90 days since my insurance wouldn’t pay for it and it was $8,000 out of pocket for only 90 days . All I could do was to to my best to call awareness to this disease in my state of Tennessee. It’s been 9 years now and the disease has won . I’ve had to give up my horses and everything I’ve been use to . I can barely make it across the room without having trouble breaking and it completely wearing me out . This disease takes everything from you . I pray everyone heeds the warnings of just how deadly this disease can be 🙏🏼 I pray that there is a cure on day & that one day everyone can get the treatment they need regardless of insurance and money in their pockets. No child should have to do without especially ‼️

  28. Sazzy

    Now Justin Bieber is suffering the same thing. I hope Avril is an inspiration. ❤

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  30. Sophie Magnet

    She had lyme disease as Justin bieber

  31. RainHuffle rob

    Its really good at 85x speed.

  32. Tamusi Spears

    Her songs always bring me to tears

  33. AK Shane

    Huh she stopped being cute and became beautiful

  34. C M

    She still sucks.

  35. Jack Gongo

    Her voice is so amazing.. she is really a good singer....
    We always love her...❤💜💛💚💚💚💜💚💕💕

  36. ni cola

    i love her blonde hair she looks like a princess

  37. Christine M

    This is my new favourite song-the artistry with the visuals and the lyrics is just too perfect!

  38. Muhammad Syakir

    Avril is so gorgeous she is the living version of Elsa

  39. Juliana Rafael

    Keep head above water, Justin!!! 🙏

  40. Ozdogzgo

    2020 anyone?

  41. Kim Ro Tay Tan

    It's sad when someone comes only to God after a very though situation in their lives, but God is always a good God.. praise Him for He never leave us nor forsake us. Continue to be blessed Avril, and with this song, be a blessing to others.

  42. yeska ramirez

    2020 this song beautiful n my song fr🔥👌😍😍avril lavigne songs beautiful fr

  43. Ariane Delorme

    Where does time go Jeez. Already a year. Avril plz release more like this. It made me sad to know you had to go through what you did. But this song gave hope to everyone.

  44. Wayne Dovey

    Thanks for opening my eyes. All the best for 2020.

  45. Deanna Jane

    Found this song at the the time I needed it most. Always a supporter/fan of Avril. Dealing with chronic illness is an everyday battle 🖤

  46. Konstantin Orlov

    Фу какая гадость. Аврил Лавин вообще жива? Или это ее клон?

  47. Stephen Edward Waterstram

    Enya, The Ring 2002, The Affair, Duran Duran's Come Undone

  48. Kleber Almeida

    Dead com I KleberLow! Mocionalista! 👉 Uvel

  49. Vag Vag

    This text is my mirror. Thank you dear

  50. Sven Ove Lofthus

    Lovely song

  51. World's Netizen

    hold on a second, are you trying to say that the way I choose is critical? it looks like the way she suggested is easier for an ordinary like me... isn't it?

  52. rijelyn magpusao

    This song deserves 👏👏👏 very inspiring ❤️ up for 2020 and and will never fade away. ❣️

  53. Purple Reign

    I pray we all listen to the lyrics and understand what she is singing.
    This is not just another inspiring song, this is prayer

  54. Zen Pascual

    Every princesses grows up

  55. wasabi baby

    wow i missed her voice so much

  56. Lay Baby

    Yessssss Avril 🤍🤍🤍🤍

  57. Ken Boy

    Great words and I'm happy many artist are coming back to the right way of music.. Praise be to God! Avril should let Bright City do the music arrangements then it will sound more spiritual.

  58. Craig B

    100 million here we come!

  59. Merii J.

    Este vídeo merece más, vamos por esos 100M

  60. Andrew Chng

    Powerful song ever!!!

  61. Chriznah Jane Quiñones

    Really hoping that she will continue doing this kind of songs and use her talent and skills for the Lord. 🥺💓

  62. Parody Life

    *She describes my childhood.*
    *She'll always remain queen no matter what.*

  63. David pesantez

    I love u, forever.

  64. Daniel Tataje

    God i need you now , i need you most ! :,c

  65. Riko Putra

    Indonesia fans still exist

  66. plastic moon

    25k dislike ru joking thay are just jealous

  67. Vaskar Jha

    Who's still here after one year?? 💖😊

    Always a stress buster song for me 💖😊

  68. Erwan Boizer

    road to 100 million views

  69. Kk M

    🎧2020 😍👏👏👏

  70. ayesha ghias

    Great songs💯

  71. B4ttleWizard

    Boyz Boyz Boyz

  72. elspeth

    This is fucking amazing 😎

  73. Nathan Mccaul

    If Avril reading this I world love to talk to you so if your reading this please reply

  74. 烟雨平生烟雨平生

    I'm going to take the college entrance examination in six months, and I'm going to try to get into a good university. The university made a good effort to see the goddess concert

  75. Igor Geremias

    Não é a Avril

  76. ThHandOfGod

    2020 anyone?

  77. Simon Hansen

    Didn't think sshe was still going. I usecdd to despise her tone of music because of the whining that "artists like she" were known for at the time - I still stay away from it even though the tunes can be catchy - but this one, for the reasons comments like Cherry Blade list, is worthy listening to. I think she does habe a musically attractive and strong voice and I'm glad she uses it here to spread a worthwhile message.

  78. Katharine Clay

    bar the windows, bar the doors to keep me safe... to keep me warm. and people wonder why I'm not social.... People just tear people down, animals don't. Unless you find the one person.... The one who loves you and your faults...m

  79. spinel universe

    Best song ever

  80. LoubsNixx Vlogs

    Thank you Avril for fldoing this inspiring song. God loves you so much💕

  81. Janine Oliveira

    it reminds me skyscraper.

  82. Pat Masherelli

    To good of a meaningful song for today's society to appreciate sad to say.

  83. Sebastián Hoyos


  84. 햅규따번

    I am korean and avril is my first foreign singer i loved. When i was 14, my every day is about avril. That time, i met many good people who love avril. Later, my love to avril was weaker. But still like her. And now i am 27. She still looks beautiful and great.


    Same.. Avril was one of my first western artist singers I am consciously aware about.. Im fucking 20 years old and its like 8 years already

  85. T Play

    Divina 😍

  86. Ela Nebula

    This reminds me of All I want from Kodeline o.O

  87. Lily Xrage

    Killing it in 2020

  88. Not Melody


  89. tik tok not

    everybody wanted to be Avril Lavigne when they were younger, admit it, i wanted to be her too

    Tamusi Spears

    Im stuck in between Britney, Avril and Christina..

    Aamir Hami

    I still want to be her

  90. Brittany m

    Love this song ❤

  91. Billie_Eilish notundercoverbillieeilish

    Why is everyone so confused?
    Yes she is not a inspiring punk teenager anymore but she is still inspiring and amazing and she deserves to change if she wants.

    Daniella Blakemore

    There are loads of artist that change their genre of music

    Billie_Eilish notundercoverbillieeilish

    @Daniella Blakemore exactly, I do prefer Avril's old music but she is allowed to do whatever she wants.

    Daniella Blakemore

    @Billie_Eilish notundercoverbillieeilish yeah me too but times change, people change

    Joshua Kovatch

    Guy's, it's a ballad :p

    Daniella Blakemore

    @Joshua Kovatch we know

  92. unknown name

    Who is here in January 2020😆?????

    Kim Ro Tay Tan

    Here 💪


    unknown name 🙋🏻‍♀️

    Jade Dawson

    Sure am 😍

  93. RYAN7

    Prayer for Head Above Waterz :

    dear allah the godz make the water healthy and blessed forever .

    dear lord make us all happy inside and outside forevermore . 🎃🌳

  94. ANDRU X

    She has the voice that should top the charts.

    Andrew Chng

    What a shame nowadays most of the music charts have been topped by generic music by popular artist...

  95. All About E

    ive loved avril since complicated

  96. bebek yoda

    she inspired me when i was little, and she keeps inspiring me still. a true icon 🖤

  97. Lindsey Wolf

    Now I know the inspiration for Elsa’s dress came from. Avril should play Elsa in a life action version of frozen


    It would be cool! Especially when she sing "Let it Go" or "Show Yourself". She'll sing that song better than Demi Lovato.

    Andrew Chng

    Totally agreed!!!

    Andrew Chng

    At least Avril should sing the theme song of the Frozen.


    Yep she could sing all of elsas songs

  98. Chris Harris

    Such A Touching Song
    #HEADABOVEWATER #AvrilLavigne

  99. Juan Zubi

    HI. Avril is alive 100%. I made the best and most clear video wich show without any doubt that Avril is alive and all the conspiracy theory is false. If everybody watch it that stupid theory ends. To watch it just click in my Gandalf icon. To all Avril's fans, please help me to make the video more visible by watching it and giving it like. if everyone sees it we end up whis this stupid conspiracy that has done so much damage to Avril. Bye!!

  100. vonsopas

    This is actually a great song!