Alternative Girl Scouts Together Song

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Alternative Girl Scouts Together Song

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Made a new friend at the National Women's Music Festival last weekend. Found out we went to the same Girl Scout Camp in Northern Wisconsin - I was a camper, she was a counselor. It has been fun sharing stories about our early lesbian adventures and crushes at Chalk Hills Camp! Not the best lyrics but I haven't been able to write lyrics this week much as I keep thinking about what happened at camp - lots of discovery and lots of heartache - so trying to get Camp out of my mind!

Lyrics: 

V1
platform tents with wooden floors
heavy canvas flaps and doors
four small cots against the sides
wooden crates flashlights inside

white collared shirts with green twill shorts
foil dinners and purple gorp
round canteens with tin mess kits
hiking boots and walking sticks

C
girls scouts together
in the north woods
immersed in wildlife
doing what they should

girls scouts together
in the north woods
learning about love
trying what they could

V2
dining hall and arts and crafts
swimming dock by canoe racks
forest trails through white pine trees
red tailed hawks flies and bees

shy glances and secret notes
naked swims with night time floats
stolen kisses passionate hugs
confused thoughts with heartstring tugs

C
girls scouts together
in the north woods
immersed in wildlife
doing what they should

girls scouts together
in the north woods
learning about love
trying what they could

B
longing wanting loving girls
exploring feelings hearts unfurled
girl scouts together
now lesbians forever

C
girls scouts together
in the north woods
learning about love
trying what they could



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

You capture so much in this lyric-camp, love, exploration. Really great!

Unkept's picture

I love how the lines about the passion and sexual exploration show up at the end of the larger parts of the story, it doubles the effectiveness at relaying that it's such a tender and secretive moment.

Also, I learned a new word today. Gorp. I love learning new words! Biggrin

Valerie Cox's picture

You really know how to sell Girl Scouts. Way better then sitting and having cookies and singing lame songs. This is a wonderful coming of age story. But what the heck is gorp?

OdilonGreen's picture

Interesting progression from the innocence of the first verse, through the bolder "naked swims" and "stolen kisses" of the second, through the proud proclamation of the bridge. There's a nice story being told here, that captures a whole summer -- and, more than that, a whole process of growing-up and finding oneself -- all in the context of what (in my mind, at least) is a very very upbeat little pop song.

Acousticmaddie's picture

Great song and message. Really captures the feelings and curiosuty that arise during the time one grow up