"Stay Gold" as written by and Stevie/coppola Wonder....
Seize upon that moment long ago
One breath away and there you will be
So young and carefree
Again you will see
That place in time...so gold
Steal away into that way back when
You thought that all would last forever
But like the weather
Nothing can ever...and be in time
Stay gold
But can it be
When we can see
So vividly
A memory
And yes you say
So must the day
Too, fade away
And leave a ray of sun
So gold
Life is but a twinkling of an eye
Yet filled with sorrow and compassion
though not imagined
All things that happen
Will age too old
Though gold

Lyrics submitted by Madame Me

"Stay Gold" as written by Stevie Wonder Carmine Coppola

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song but doesn't appear on any of the really famous Stevie Wonder albums. I think it must be a later one. I found it on a Stevie Wonder Love Songs album anyway.

    I knew the song from the soundtrack of a film called the Outsiders, which starred many members of the original 80s Brat Pack (Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Ralph Macchio, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, and a bloke called C. Thomas Howell who I haven't seen in anything since). It's a great film, and the song really expresses the final sentiments well.
    Tikkaon April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI found this song in "Natural Wonder" album (Live).
    It's beautiful, yet very sad..
    311rhcpon May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI take this one as a (wonderful) 'poem' about becoming older&mature, but not necessarily under a sad perspective if you are a realistic person... I mean he's saying to us for not trying to hold our oldest&precious memories in an obsessive way as expecting all those magic events could happen again, but for leaving these same memories come to our mind only for bringing light to our lives, for making us smile, for turning us less serious than we are at present... Then we become gold again.
    circusjuggleron October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song rarely doesn't make me cry. It is the opening song for the outsiders, which is my favorite book of all time and the movie is right up there too. My teacher who read the book to me first died about a year ago and was only 32 so it was hard. But let me tell you the first time i heard this song after he died i cried like crazy. I have not yet found a song that better says just what his death meant. From start to end ever part reminds me of him.

    "Seize upon that moment long ago One breath away and there you will be So young and carefree Again you will see That place in time...so gold"
    Tells me that all i have to do is live and i'm going to be able to see him again. And i aged to much in one year that i was so young then and nothing seemed to matter.

    The outsiders was dericted by francis ford coppola and the song was written by his father and then they asked stevie wonder to sing it. The meaning of the book is to stay gold. So the song ties in perfectly. Gold in the book is being a kid, young. If you like the song you should really check out the book and the movie. And if your not into that atleast give robert frost's poem "nothing gold can stay" a chance. It plays a key role in the book.
    careysenton October 28, 2006   Link

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