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A kid came up to me now just the other day
And asked me if I thought about what I would say
If everything came crashing down on top of me
How would I stay torn?

Will you represent?
Will you stand close?
Will they shame you?
Will they blame you?

It's funny how the words of a child can be
Simple, but the thought there is so meaningful
Makes me wonder what I would say to me
In the eyes of another

Will you represent?
Will you stand close?
Will they shame you?
Will they blame you?

There's a consequence
For the path you chose
Will they change you?

Will they make you who you are? [x3]

Let the free world ride your way
In these times of darkened days
Let the free world ride your way (let the free world ride your way)

You will represent
You'll stand close
They won't shame you
They won't change you

There's a consequence
For the path you chose
They can't change you
They can't make you who you are not.



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    ScantsflerreJul 18, 2009 at 3:08 am
    "Will you represent?
    Will you stand close?"

    Sounds more like in the song...

    "Will you represent
    What you stand for?"

    And it makes more sense. Stand close to what? Exactly.

    But beautiful song, just gorgeous. I really want to see Red Jumpsuit in concert one day. To me it means that you need to stand for your beliefs, for what they're worth. "They won't shame you, They won't change you" means that they (being people in general, your peers) must live and let live.
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    mysoulbeatsMay 29, 2009 at 8:01 am
    In my point of view, this song is all about taking risks, knowing the possibilities no matter what's the output, in the end, we should always
    represent and let them know who we really are, not worrying whether they shame us or not we should always be true to ourselves and to the people around us.
    It's a very inspiring song. It somehow relates to the quote, "Children may tell the most absurd things but they are not lies..." It's a great song.
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    cherrioApr 9, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    i also love this song sooo very much!! and RJA r really awesome guys i met them last year at 1 of their shows and i couldnt believe how awesomely nice they r..also while they were playing i was in the front and duke saw me taking a pic of him so he posed for me on stage!! it was sooo cool i cried soo much!!

    anyways..i'd say its just about being urslef and if u do then no1 can really hurt u or change u and u should always represent who u r
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    marcial56Jan 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    doesnt it say "How would I stay pure?" instead of "How would i stay torn?" in the song?

    But otherwise, its true about representing what you stand for. Also kids words are usually meaningless but they can be the wise ones sometime.idk, great song though.

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