"Stay Gold, Ponyboy" as written by and Ryan Pope James Suptic....
This is the closest
To this friend that I've 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 (two more years)
We'll be
Old enough to know better
Young enough to pretend
This is the last of my letters

I hope you find my home
And I hope you're the first one in
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'll 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" as written by Matthew Patrick Pryor James Suptic

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    My OpinionOkay, to be honest, I think it has to do with the book the outsiders...
    1) The title is "Stay Gold Ponyboy", which Johnny says to Pony before he dies.
    2) This is about the album cover, and it's a track. Ponyboy does track.
    3) The gang always has a place to stay at the Curtis's, 'I hope I find my home and I hope you're the first one in it.' I kinda feel iffy about that one though...
    4) Johnny gives a letter to Ponyboy:
    "Ponyboy, I asked the nurse to give you this book so you could finish it. The doctor came in a while ago but I knew anyway. I kept getting tireder and tireder. Listen, I don't mind dying now. It's worth it. It's worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for. Some of their parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it. Tell Dally it's worth it. I'm just going to miss you guys. I've been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it, he meant you're gold when you're a kid, like green. When you're a kid, everything is new, like dawn.It's just when you get used to everything that it's day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That's gold. Keep it that way, it's a good way to be. I want you to tell Dally to look at one. He'll probably think you're crazy,but ask for me. I don't think he's ever really seen a sunset. And don't be so bugged over being a greaser. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.There's still alot of good in the world.Tell Dally. I don't think he knows. Your buddy, Johnny." It's Johnny's last letter to Pony, and he's happy that he's dying (or dead) because he saved the kids (If this is what will really make you happy..).
    5) Pony doesn't believe Johnny is dead. "I don't want to watch you go."
    6)Johnny is abused by his parents and was jumped by some socs (Bob) so he wishes he could go to a place where there wasn't any greasers or socs. "I hope you find it on greener ground and bluer skies."
    7) I think the part where it says "run around the world with me", means Johnny and Pony going to Windrixville.
    8) Pony was REALLY upset about Johnny, he failed school and got into numerous fights with Darrel and Sodapop. (I'll cry until I can't see the whites of your eyes for two more years.) Again, I feel iffy about that one too....

    Please reply if you have more to add.(:
    rudicat95on August 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthat 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 Commentthe 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 CommentI 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 CommentThis 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 CommentThis 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 Commenta very good song from an extemely good cd
    los_spaudoon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI 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 Commentyeah 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 Commentit 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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