See Avril Lavigne’s Soaring “Fly” Music Video Starring Special Olympics Athletes

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Back in January Avril Lavigne promised to release “Fly,” a song fans had been excited to hear ever since she revealed the title in 2013. You can finally hear “Fly” now: The charity single has just been released, and all proceeds from its sales will benefit the Special Olympics and the young athletes.  It’s an inspirational song, with moving lyrics complemented by gorgeous and simple piano and orchestra.

Good Morning America premiered the music video this morning. The Special Olympics athletes are the stars of the video, with Avril joining them in some sweet footage. The studio shots of Avril show her looking healthy, happy, and passionate about her empowering message.

Avril wrote “Fly” about two years ago while she was recording her self-titled 5th studio album. She’d revealed that it was written for the Avril Lavigne Foundation, and although it didn’t appear on her 2013 album, she decided to save it. It’s fitting that the song is being released in support of the Special Olympics, a cause she has worked with in the past.

Earlier this month, Avril talked to Billboard about the changes she recently made to “Fly” –

Originally I went for a more pop production, and then I scrapped it. I wanted it to be more stripped-down, and let the vocal be the lead part of the song. The song is really inspirational and means a lot to me — and with the Special Olympics, it’s a natural fit.

You can buy “Fly” on iTunes now – all proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics will be held this summer from July 25th to August 2nd, and Avril is set to perform “Fly” live during the event. Avril is also planning to release another single – this time about her recent recovery from Lyme disease – as well as a Christmas album. Avril has committed to raising awareness for Lyme disease in the coming months.

Avril Lavigne Fly Special Olympics

 

“Fly” Lyrics

There’s a light inside of all of us
It’s never hiding, you just have to light it
It’s the one thing that you gotta trust
It’s like a diamond, you just have to find it

So if you ever feel like giving up
Yeah just remember that

We were all meant to fly
Spread your wings across the universe
It’s your time to, it’s your time to shine
There’s a light inside of all of us
Soon you’ll find that
It’s your time to fly, your time to fly

A little help is all it ever takes
Somebody else to tell you it’s worth fighting
A single step becomes a leap of faith
That’s when you realize you’ve started flying

So don’t you ever say you’re giving up
No, there’s no looking back

Cause we were all meant to fly
Spread your wings across the universe
It’s your time to, it’s your time to shine
There’s a light inside of all of us
Soon you’ll find that
It’s your time to fly, it’s your time to fly

Just reach up, don’t give up
Until you’ve touched the sky
Just reach up, don’t give up
Until you’ve realized

That we were all meant to fly
Spread your wings across the universe
It’s your time to, it’s your time to shine
There’s a light inside of all of us
Soon you’ll find that
It’s your time to fly, fly
It’s your time to
It’s your time to shine, shine
Soon you’ll find that
It’s your time to fly, fly (spread your wings across the universe)
It’s your time to
It’s your time to shine, shine (there’s a light inside of all of us)
Soon you’ll find that
It’s your time to fly

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