“Head Above Water” Music Video by Avril Lavigne

After years of silence, Canadian singer Avril Lavigne makes a strong come back with “Head Above Water” which seems to be a reflection on her struggle in recent years recovering from Lyme Disease. The lyrics and more information can be found further down on this page. To learn more about Lyme disease prevention, treatment, and research visit TheAvrilLavigneFoundation.org

ABC News – Good Morning America (29 Jun 2015)

Singer Avril Lavigne said she’s seeing progress in her treatment for Lyme disease, which struck her last year while she was on tour. The Canadian singer, known for multiple hits in the early 2000s, said trying to get a diagnosis was the worst time of her life.

“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
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
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

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

About the Video

Directed By: Elliott Lester
Executive Producer: Ted Robbins
Line Producer: Eric Watson
Video Commissioner: Melinda Kelly
Production Company: Chromista