Residual Kid: Young Band Brings Powerful Message

Cant Take Me Away
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Grace London, Deven Ivy and brothers Ben and Max Redman are still kids but, together, they are Residual Kid, an Austin, Texas-based rock band.

The band, whose members range in age from 11 to 13, will be releasing a six-song EP recording Oct. 11.

Their song "Can't Take Me Away," will be featured Friday at 10 p.m. on "20/20." The episode will tell the story of the murder of California eighth-grader Lawrence King, who acted differently from his peers and wasn't afraid to be himself.

Grace, 11, who wrote the lyrics to "Can't Take Me Away," said she has felt different, too.

"I was mad when I wrote that song," she said. "I was mad that people were judging me and labeling me just because I didn't act like everyone else and didn't do whatever I was 'supposed' to do. I would prefer that people dislike me for being myself than liking me for pretending to be a totally different person."

The song, she said, is about "not caring what people expect you to do or act like."

Find the lyrics to the song below and download it here on iTunes. All the proceeds from the song's sale will go to benefit the National Safe Schools Partnership.

"Can't Take Me Away" by Residual Kid

I can see your stares
I don't really care, it doesn't matter
I'm talking to a tree
So what, that's me
Whatever.


(chorus)

You can't take me away
I just want to stay forever
You can't move me
I don't care if you plead
No never


I don't care what you say
I like my little world
I'll stay here
You can cry, I will be fine
Right here


(chorus)


(bridge)

What do you want
You want me to be just like you
What do you want
You want me to follow you too
I don't wanna do
I don't wanna do what they do
I'm good the way I am
I'm fine the way I am
Thank you


(chorus)
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