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It's Monday morning
And I would kill for a chance to drive
Get so far away from here with you my dear
That I'll never leave your side
Nobody knows the troubles I've seen
In a van, on a soapbox for the world to see

Miles away, and I wish this didn't mean so much to me
To be a monument for the rest of them
Miles away, and I wish this didn't mean so much to me
To be a monument for the rest of them

We're getting older
I've started to fear for my life
Is this the way that it should be?
This whole thing's riding on me
It's been a long road so far
With nowhere to turn
There's no looking back from here
No more dwelling on my fears

Miles away, and I wish this didn't mean so much to me
To be a monument for the rest of them
Miles away, and I wish this didn't mean so much to me
To be a monument for the rest of them

Twenty bucks says you'll remember me
When you see me on your TV screen
It may be the first time
But it won't be the last time
[x3]

And I'll scream
So loud that everyone in this place
Will hear every word I say
'cause this is my time, this is my time to shine
Let nothing stand in our way
[x2]

Twenty bucks says you'll remember me
When you see me on your TV screen
It may be the first time
But it won't be the last time



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    carriecomatoseMay 3, 2009 at 3:58 am
    wow you guys dont know what your talking about
    this song is about him traveling and performing for all his fans
    and about just impacting so many people
    he even said so himself when he performed the song last night
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    LamikaBreannOct 8, 2009 at 2:56 am
    this song is the best!
    well, I thought he was talking not having a life "being a monument".
    miles away and I wish this didn't mean so much to me.
    that means he is missing someone and he hates touring.
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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2014 at 11:31 pm
    He's talking about leaving home and someone he loves in order to perform his music and make an impact and change the lives of his fans. He's talking about performing his music, traveling all over the country and other countries even though he has troubles that he's dealing with. When he says "twenty bucks says you'll remember me, when you see me on your TV screen, it may be the first time but it wont be the last time." He's talking about becoming famous and even though you may never heard of or known of him before, you will keep seeing and hearing about him because this is his time to shine and he's never going to turn back down the road he's paved. When he says "I'll scream so loud that everyone in this place hears every word I say." He's saying he will perform his heart out and everybody is going to see that and listen to what he's saying.
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    UnregisteredMay 18, 2012 at 5:29 am
    How living on the road can really get to you but it's all worth it for the impact you can make on people's lives. You'll be their monument.
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    This song "monument" is basically saying that even being so far away from his significant other that it cannot tear his feelings apart that he feels for his girlfriend while he is on tour. The phrase "and i wish this didn't mean so much to me. To be a monument for the rest of them. " is stating that he wishes it didn't mean so much to him to be an idol for all of his fans hence the name "monument".

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