Tulsa '67 (Reprise) lyrics - Outsiders

Tulsa '67 (Reprise) lyrics

Tulsa '67 (Reprise)

[DARREL, spoken]
When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home

[PONYBOY, sung]
I've never been out of Tulsa before
I wonder what it would be like
I’ve never known anybody to leave
Most people get stuck here for life
I used to glorify how Cool Hand Luke was free
He wasn't tied to anything
I used to idolize the actors on the screen
I looked to Newman like a king
And now I look at what my brothers do for me
They're the reason that I’m standing here right now
One thing is certain, I can say without a doubt
Those heroes paved the way so I could finally make it out

Darrel, you're the toughest guy I know
Just took me way too long to see
Soda, you're this family's heart and soul
Can you imagine how proud Mom and Dad would be?

I can picture hundreds and hundreds of boys living on the wrong side of cities. Boys with black eyes who jumped at their own shadows. Hundreds of boys who maybe watch sunsets, who looked at stars and ached for something better

And now I'm thinking 'bout the Dallys of the world
Always on the outside looking in
Bruises on their eyes, wearing grease for their disguise
Trying to look tough so they're not beaten down again

And everybody loves to judge us, but nobody lends a hand
They see grease and dirty clothes and never try to understand
That we all come from different places
We all start from different lives

But when they hear our story, maybe we can change their minds

I wondered for a long time how to start. How to start writing about something that was important to me. And I finally began like this:

This is Tulsa 1967

And it's time this Greaser’s story’s told
For the hopeless boy with the reckless grin
For the down-and-outs who can never win
On the outside, looking in
Looking down, Johnny Cade'll smile again
He was

Just too damn good for growing old
And in his memory I stay gold
Stay gold
Stay gold
Stay gold
Tulsa 1967 (Stay gold)
Just one thing you need to know (Stay gold)
Tulsa 1967 (Stay gold)
Just one thing you need to know
Stay gold
Last Update: June, 27th 2024

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