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original music inspired by S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders


OUTSIDER by Mike Votava

I’m an outsider
outside your heart
please let me in so the lovin can start
I’m an outsider
not like the rest
baby get ready for the Ponyboy express

Oh girl, I know you’re not the greaser type
I’ve seen you running with those social guys
my hair is slicked way back
and I come from the wrong side of the tracks
Sweet baby, you know I’m tuff
but I’m not too tuff for your love

I’ll do whatever I need to do
oh baby girl, I’ll win this rumble for you
please believe it was self-defense
we didn’t mean to kill your boyfriend
I’ll rescue you from the flaming wreck
so you will be mine in the end

Stay golden, ponyboy
stay golden

you and me
were meant to be
I want to see
you’re Johnny Cakes


from Stay Golden, Ponyboy: original music inspired by S​.​E. Hinton's The Outsiders, released August 20, 2011
recorded/produced by Mike Votava at MJV Studios, Seattle WA


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The Bushwick Book Club is not your run of the mill book club. When we read books, we also want to write songs about them. And when we write songs, we like to perform them for an audience. So we book shows, and invite an audience to read with us!

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