"Kept Down" as written by and Ryan Lee Guldemond....
If I could talk to all the children in the clouds,
The ones who couldn't help but take it lying down,
I'd say, despite your fate, you made your papa proud.
There's just some things a guy like that can't say out loud.
Oh, your mama, well she just didn't know how.
A thousand years of being told to shut her mouth
And kept down, down,
Down, down
Kept down, down,
Down, down.

If I could steal away the outcast of the class
I'd break him out of there and take him to the tracks
We'd bet all of it on the horse with a broke back
We'd watch it win while all the stallions came in last.
Oh, boy, you see
Your odds ain't all that bad.
Slim to none, but not so slim you've got to slip between the cracks.
So come back, come back.

Pretty girl.
Wicked one.
Caught your curse.
Cut out your tongue.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

One by one we let 'em burn off with the sun
Can only hope they're somewhere finally having some fun,
Being young.

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"Kept Down" as written by Ryan Lee Guldemond

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    My InterpretationRyan has also discussed the meaning of this song. It was dedicated to Amanda Todd. I'm sure everyone has seen that video she made, or at least heard about her tragic battle with depression, bullying, and suicidal tendencies, all those issues eventually ending her life. They wish to relay the message to people like Amanda that they cared about her, and they wish they could tell them how much they were actually loved. The outcasts deserve love, and sometimes it takes years for all the drama to end. Unfortunately, it takes the lives of too many teens and children, people who were way to young to die. Wherever Amanda is today, they wish that she's "somewhere finally having fun" because she deserves the happy life she never had.
    Reapermaneon July 27, 2015   Link

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