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Book Club Discussions - If Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer were in a boy band
Book Club Discussions - If Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer were in a boy band

That’s right – it’s your favorite time of the month.  When the crazies at Bad People Book Club pull together their unique book club discussions that you’ve come to love so well.  Now thanks to your intro to literature courses, you probably feel you’ve had every conversation about Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer known to man.  But have you ever thought about if they were in a boy band?  Well we have…

So I know it’s all very political, but we’re just going to throw it out there.  We, at Bad People Book Club, are ‘N Sync fans.  No disrespect to you if you’d rather go with Boys II Men or Backstreet Boys or god forbid 98 degrees.  That’s your choice, and we respect whoever you would like to feature in your book club discussion 

But we’re going with ‘N Sync and since The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain are all about well…adventure – we thought Bye, Bye, Bye would be their magnum opus.

I'm doin' this tonight,
Escaping Widow Douglas & Pap tonight.
Faking my own death can't be right.
Hey, Jim, come on.

I wish we could stay on the island endlessly,
But I think people might see.
So now it's time to leave
On this raft right now

Let’s head to the Ohio River
It ain't no lie
I wanna see you out of slavery
Jim, bye, bye, bye...

Bye, bye
Oh man I’m such a fool
We missed the mouth of the river, we had no clue
You may hate me, but it ain't no lie,
Jim, bye, bye, bye...

Bye, bye
Don't really wanna make it tough,
But there’s men looking for slaves and it might be rough
It might sound crazy, but it ain't no lie,
Baby, bye, bye, bye

(Oh, oh)

Now a steamboat just hit our raft,
And this is where we go different paths
And now I’m stuck with the Grangerfords
Jim, come on

Thank god you came to save me,
And now I really come to see,
That I should return the favor
With the duke and dauphin

I know that we shouldn’t dupe the townspeople
We’re full of lies,
Now I’ve gone and got you captured again
Jim, bye, bye, bye...

Bye, bye
Thank god these people are such fools
They’ve mistaken me for Tom Sawyers so I’m saving you
You may hate Tom but it ain’t no lie,
You’re a free man
Jim, bye, bye, bye...

Bye, bye
Don't really wanna make it tough,
But now that Mrs. Watson’s dead, you’ve enough
It might sound crazy, but it ain't no lie,
You’re a free man
Jim, bye, bye, bye...

I'm giving up, I know for sure
I don't wanna be the reason for your love no more
Bye, bye
I'm checkin' out, I'm signin' off
I don't wanna be the loser and I've had enough

I don't wanna be your fool
In this game for two
So I'm leavin' you behind
Bye, bye, bye...

I don't wanna make it tough (wanna make it tough)
But I had enough
With ‘sivilising
Bye, bye

I don't wanna be a fool
All these manners and telling me what to do
So it ain't no lie
Baby, bye, bye, bye...

 

You know you want to re-visit your childhood favorites.  So for this month’s book club discussion turn these characters into a boy band.

By Abbey Jones || 22 aug, 2018