"Keep It Real" as written by Nicholas Jonas, Joseph Jonas and Paul Jonas Ii....
(Oh yeah)

You dream of a day,
When the songs that you play,
Are blasting through the speakers in your car,
And it comes in a flash,
And you hear the crowd,
Screaming out your name for the encore

Living life,
Life in the fast lane,
Not that bad,
No, we can't complain,
Who's to say,
That we won't keep it real,
Hold on tight,
Don't you dare let go,
Now's the time
Let the whole world know,
You can shine bright but still keep it real

Who could know
That you'd be on the road,
Selling out the tickets to your show,
And when you're home,
You're still the one,
You were before you left to go on tour

Living life,
Life in the fast lane,
Not that bad,
No, we can't complain,
Who's to say,
That we won't keep it real, yeah
Hold on tight,
Don't you dare let go,
Now's the time
Let the whole world know,
You can shine bright but still keep it real

Did you ever think your dreams,
(Could become a reality, whoa)
And all you did was just believe

Living life,
Life in the fast lane,
Not that bad,
No, we can't complain,
Who's to say,
That we won't keep it real,
Yeah

Living life,
Life in the fast lane,
Not that bad,
No, we can't complain,
Who's to say,
That we won't keep it real,
Hold on tight,
Don't you dare let go,
Now's the time
Let the whole world know,
You can shine bright but still keep it real


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"Keep It Real [*]" as written by Nicholas Jonas Joseph Jonas

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    General Commenthah this song gets stuck in my head, something FIERCE.

    its obvious that the meaning is about them dreaming about a life like they have and it finally happening but they're keeping it real.

    LOVE IT.
    highfiveeeeeon June 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's kind of like Demi Lovato's 'La La Land.' It has the same message that even though their dreams of becoming rockstars and being famous from when they were younger has come true, the fame and fortune won't get to them and they'll stay true to themselves and "keep it real."
    chanelraquelon June 12, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation"Dream of a day
    When the songs that you play
    Are blasting through the speakers in your car
    And it comes in a flash
    And you hear the crowd
    Screaming out your name for the encore"

    Before somebody's rich and famous, they dream of becoming that. They dream of having their songs play on the radio, at concerts the crowd calling out your name for you to sing an encore. Pretty self-explanatory.

    "Livin' life, life in the fast lane
    Not that bad
    No, we can't complain
    Who's to say
    That we won't keep it real?
    Hold on tight
    Don't you dare let go
    Now's the time
    Let the whole world know
    You can shine bright
    But still keep it real"

    Life in the fast lane is obviously referring to being a celebrity. They're saying it's not that bad, they can't complain. Who's to say that they can't still be normal, that they'll let go of all reality and become a stuck-up celeb. They're out to prove that you can still be a star but stay grounded at the same time.

    "Who could know
    That you'd be on the road
    Selling out the tickets to your show?
    When you're home
    You're still the one
    You were before you left to go on tour"

    Who would have known that before they became famouse that they would be. That they'd be having sell-out concerts. But at home, they're still the same as they were before they became world famous and started touring.

    "Did you ever think your dreams
    (Would become a reality?)
    All you did was just believe"

    Did you ever think that your dreams would come true if all you did was believe. Very simple to understand. I touched up that last one there because it was missing the word 'You' in the beginning.

    I'm pretty sure that's what the meaning of the song is. I'm going to feel really stupid if I got it wrong, because it is a fairly simple song to interprete. :P
    JoBroGirl25on June 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commenttotal rip on maxine gale's "right back where we started from". can't the come up with original riffs.
    alexalexnavajoon September 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about them being celebrities becoming Rock stars living their dream. Like they once dreamed. But not getting caught up in the fame, just remaining themselves, grounded, and real.

    I think this is a little shot at Trace Cyrus for what he said about them being fake. When JoBros say "Who's to say that we wont keep it real." So they're trying to express the fact that they can have screaming girls after them, selling out concerts all over the world, and still be real, remaining the same people they were before they were the "Jonas Brothers".

    Just a thought.
    SkiesAwakeningon September 24, 2009   Link

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