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Avril Lavigne Music Video “Head Above Water” About Crying Out to God



Avril Lavigne just released her music video for “Head Above Water,” about her fight with Lyme disease and overcoming obstacles. Even though the song is not “Christian” necessarily, it has an inspirational message. Lavigne’s lyrics talk about her going to the altar and falling to her knees.

There is definitely a purity movement rising in Hollywood and the music business is changing for sure. It may be a slow process to change the airwaves, but regardless, it is evident that many big singers are changing their lyrics. There is still, of course, some dark music out there, but we see the messages improving over time.

In 2015, Lavigne opened up and had just started treatment for Lyme disease. From ABC News: “I’m about halfway through my treatment,” the Canadian singer said in an interview with ABC News’ Jesse Palmer. “I’m doing a lot better. Seeing a lot of progress. … I’m just really grateful to know that, like, I will make [a] 100 percent recovery.”

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migraines.” [Source: cdc.gov]   


Click here to watch the music video “Head Above Water” by Avril Lavigne.  

Here are some of Lavigne’s lyrics:

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 drown

Keep my head above water 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


Click here to watch Avril Lavigne on Good Morning America.

Lavigne is set to release a new album soon, confirmed by Billboard. It’s her sixth in-studio album, and she is making the final touches. The first single to be released from her new project is “Head Above Water.” According to Breatheheavy.com, she is working with “singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee. Bonnie is responsible for some seriously massive pop songs for Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and many more.” Many are expectant to hear her new album, and we look forward to her healing as well.


To find resources on Lyme disease PREVENTION…

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Go to the Avril Lavigne Foundation, and visit the CDC website to get educated about Lyme disease.


[Source: avrillavigne.com]


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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Becca VM on October 13, 2018 at 17:37

    Thank you from the bottom from heart for this post! As someone who suffers from Lyme disease it seriously means the world! Thank you!