For the past 20 years, I have had a healthy environment towards Evil Livigne. I do not work on pop stars and pop songs produced; Sometimes they are fine, they have a purpose, whatever. If I come in contact with music, it will probably be tolerable, who knows.
But I recently learned about the Avril Lavigne song “Dolphin” and I am completely, utterly captive.
Unfortunately the screenshot does not include the song’s stellar outro:
Give me a d
Give me one
Me a l
Give me a drink
Give me a h
Give me one
Give me an en
Somehow the song has been present in song websites since at least 2007 — as far as anyone knows, The song never really existed. On ethan chael Fusion Tried to see this situation years ago, but to no avail:
Summer 2007 Reveals: This Is Right After Lavinee Releases The best fucking thingThe album featured the single “Girlfriend”. LyricsMode ultimately provides no information about the source, just “Dolphin” specifically the song’s 3,467 visits have been made. The webmaster of LyricsMode, Oleg Kashaltian, told me via email that the dolphin page was “added to our website by an unregistered user, so we have no information about the author and the data.”
CBC has reported that some people have actually tried to contact Avril Lavigne and / or her representatives for an official comment on this mysterious meme song, but to no avail.
The popular “very online” newspaper Garbejade also recently investigated the incident:
Based on a Twitter search for “Dolphin Evil,” the first mention I could find of this song is from 2011, when an Avril fan eats Auto guy tweeted A hot lyric page for “dolphin”. It was mentioned once in 2012, Once in 2013, And then there was one more Hurry to The activity In 2015 it. The 2015 spikes seem to correspond to the “Dolphins”, which at the same time trends on Tumblr. But the 2015 Tumblr meme posted about the previous Tumblr song. Chile detected fake song lyrics at least in 2007. But it may be even older. I found a Google cache, which can take the song back to 2005. I also discovered Portuguese results, as well, which originated in Brazil on this occasion, like the theory that Avril Lavigne Was changed secretly With an actress named Melissa. However, Brazilian stans seem Just confused About the “dolphin”.
The song has all the hallmarks of a messageboard. I tried to search 4chan and LiveJournal archives since 2007, but could not find anything. I deeply suspect that it debuted on a fan board, but I cannot prove it. So, unfortunately, Aviri Lavigne’s “Dolphin” will remain a mystery.
There are some fan cover versions of the song on YouTube, but is it technically a “cover song” if it’s a song Not real in the first place?
And that’s probably why I’m so thrilled with “Dolphin”. This is a perfect manifestation of the entire internet absurdity. Some bored teens probably thought they were being funny in 2007, when they added lyrics to Lyrics, a fairly trite jab at the general eloquence of pop music. its okay. But that gag shaped his life – a meme in the sense of Richard Dawkins, the origin of a viral idea that maintained its existence through culture, the survival mechanism of a pure idea. 14 years later – maybe twice the lifespan of the original clown! —And it still thrives, mutating into its own artifact, as covered by YouTube. Now, the fake song is, in fact, an actual song. It is virtually non-existent. Because ideas have power, so you must be careful not to let your head get inside, lest they come to life as a YouTube cover of non-existent songs or as a hero of a Grant Morrison comic book.
But I can overcome it. This may be just a symptom of the Mandela effect. Or worse, it can be a depressing sign of how disinfection never really goes away, and how virality, even as a joke, can still take on a life of its own, when Until it does not appear in reality. Like a political rumor: If you insist that the Avril Lavigne Dolphin song is genuine, enough people will eventually believe it, and you need it.
In other words, the dolphin is you. The dolphins are me. The dolphin is everyone that includes you and me.
Image via Wikimedia Commons and Pexels (Changed)