Album: The Best Damn Thing
Avril Lavigne can’t get enough of her boyfriend in the testy “Hot.”
Riled guitars open the single, setting a callous tone. A short part of the chorus is sung. Her boyfriend treats her well and she’s grateful. (“Ah, ah, ah/ You're so good to me baby, baby.”)
She and her boyfriend are trying to pick out a movie to watch on cable. She suggests a comedy she’s been wanting for a see since she heard about it. He grins at her, shooting his eyebrows up in the air. She puts her hand over her mouth and giggles. She wishes she have moments like this with him all day and all night. Instead of them going to work in the morning, they could spend the day together doing nothing. When they do go out, she reaches for his arm and puts it around her. Public displays of affection used to bother her but now she understands why. However, she’s pleased he chose her to be his girlfriend and wants everyone to know they are a couple. When they are alone, she wants him. All he has to do is look at her a certain way and she’s giving him kisses. She hopes six years later she will feel the same way. (“I wanna lock you up in my closet when no one's around/ I wanna put your hand in my pocket because you're allowed/ I wanna drive you into the corner and kiss you without a sound/ I wanna stay this way forever I'll say it loud.”)
In the pre-chorus, she says he’s already fallen in love with her and couldn’t leave her for anyone or anything. (“Now you're in, and you can't get out.”)
In the chorus, her nerves pulsate around him, ready to pop through her skin at the slightest touch. She can’t believe it. It hasn’t ever happened with anyone else before. Even when he’s simply washing his hands, she’s aware that he’s right there and she forgets what she’s supposed to be doing. He’s a great guy and would do anything for her. (“You make me so hot/Make me wanna drop/It's so ridiculous/I can barely stop/I can hardly breathe/You make me wanna scream/You're so fabulous/You're so good to me baby, baby/You're so good to me baby, baby.”)
He’s come home from work, upset that his meeting didn’t go well. She puts her arms around his neck and kisses him. She wants to take him everywhere with her and show her where she went to school. She wants to challenge him and make him see the kind, hardworking person he is. She knows if he asked to go hunting, she would go. She would hate it and complain about it later to her friends, but she would still go because it would mean being with him. (“I can make you feel all better, just take it in/And I can show you all the places you've never been/And I can make you say everything that you've never said/And I will let you do anything again and again.”)
The pre-chorus and chorus are sung again.
In the bridge, she asks him to give her a kiss and to stay with her. (“Kiss me gently/Always I know/Hold me, love me/Don't ever go/Ooh, yeah yeah.”)
The chorus is sung twice.
At the end, she says he’s great again. (“You’re so good.”)
Lavigne’s apathetic, drained vocals prick with a fine needle. The compliments are given with clenched teeth. She expects her boyfriends to treat her like a queen. After all, she’s pretty and it’s a given. Usually, she gets bored by the nice types. However, she sees him as having potential.
The chugging “Hot” pops and crackles, giving out within the first couple lyrics, letting out a cloud of smoke.
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