This is the closest to this friend that I have ever been.
I hope you find it on greener ground and bluer skies.
I hope you don't think less of me if I'm cold,
I don't want to watch you go.
I'll cry until I can't see the whites of your eyes for two more years.
We'll be old enough to know better,
young enough to pretend.
This is the last of my letters...
I hope I find my home and I hope you're the first one in it.
I know it won't be the same.
I'll be there if you need anything at all you want to be.
Run around the world with me.
State your distance but it's not a million miles away.
If this is what will really make you happy..
then I say we'll be old enough to know better,
young enough to pretend.
This is the last of my letters
until I see you again.



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Stay Gold, Ponyboy song meanings
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    General Comment:that 2 years later i am old enough to better and young enough to pretend.... but it still hurts
    Queen oftheThingon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:the title has something to do with the book The Outsiders...the main characters name was Ponyboy. It's a good book...read it if you get a chance....
    glennsarmychickon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:I wouldnt exactly say that this song has anything to do with The Outsiders. Granted, it was a good movie and an even better book. Other bands such as NewFoundGlory have an assumed [by me anyway] fondness of that movie/book. Maybe its an emo thing? Ugh Dont even get me started. Its about relationships, but thats my opinion I could be wrong.
    WageWaron May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:This song is amazing. Right now it is my favorite song. I have heard it a hundred times and the part where the music builds up and he sings, "hope you don't think less of me if I'm cold..." still gives me chills every time.
    YogurtGirlon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:This song is amazing. Right now it is my favorite song. I have heard it a hundred times and the part where the music builds up and he sings, "hope you don't think less of me if I'm cold..." still gives me chills every time.
    YogurtGirlon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:a very good song from an extemely good cd
    los_spaudoon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:I love this song, and it seems pretty obvious to me that it's about what Ponyboy's going through in the book The Outsiders. I don't think it's about relationships or anything, it's about what the character Ponyboy is facing in the book. It makes perfect sense if you just read the book.
    Merlin the Magicianon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:yeah that was a great book even though i read it such a long time ago maybe ill read it again...but the song is wonderful
    broken_dreamon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:it waas a good movie..its about ponyboy and his friend jonny dying and all that they went thrugh..ponyboy was pretty hot in that movie...haha..
    emo punk girlon June 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i love the kids and i read the book (yes, in 7th grade) and when i read it, i realized the kids made a song called stay gold pony boy...the kids take alot of names for songs from movies and books..."im a loner dottie, a rebel" is from the peewee herman movie, michelle with one l is from karate kid...i think its a good way to relate 2 some things that happen in love...i love the kids
    greatest band to ever alive
    getupkids1018on July 10, 2002   Link

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