Just For Fun – LDS Girls’ Camp Song – The 2013 Version

Last year, I posted how I attended our local church’s girls’ camp.  I didn’t attend this year, but I did help the girls come up with a song/skit for it.  For those of you reading who are unfamiliar with how an LDS girls’ camp works, one day or night during the week, the girls are asked to perform a skit or a song that they’ve been working on that displays something spiritual.  These usually end up being really silly and fun, but they have a good message, too.

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The Original Girl on Fire

Our theme for camp this year was Girl on Fire.  I thought that was a pretty neat theme because of…

  1.  The Hunger Games reference
  2. The new Alicia Keys song
  3. The Young Women’s Logo

The young women and some of the leaders got together for a few mutual nights and decided that we wanted to sing the Alicia Keys song, but we needed to tweak the lyrics.  The original lyrics are pretty great on their own, but we wanted something a little more personal and spiritual.

We eventually came up with our own version.  I wanted to post it here because I thought they did a great job. I take zero credit for this.  It was all our girls and leaders working together to make this happen.

“Third Branch is on Fire”

We’re Mormon girls, and we’re on fire.
Hotter than Laredo heat, walking in the right way.
We’re living in the world and we’re on fire.
The world is a catastrophe
We know we can find our way.
 
Oh, we’re standing on holy ground
Feel the spirit around.
Oh, we’ll share the hope that we found
And we’re not backing down.
 
Third Branch is on fire.
Third Branch is on fire.
We’re walking on fire.
Third Branch is on fire.
 
Girls’ camp is hot, but we still came.
So smelly it can burn your eyes,
Wear’n the same shirt everyday.
We can try, but we’ll never forget the pain.
Sleep’n on top of the rocks,
Still our testimony stays
 
Oh, we’re standing on holy ground
Feel the Spirit around
Oh, we’ll share the hope that we found
And we’re not backing down.
 
Third Branch is on fire.
Third Branch is on fire.
We’re walking on fire.
Third Branch is on fire.
 
Everybody knows when we go by
‘Cause they can see the flame that’s in our eyes.
Watch us as we’re fighting the good fight,
So we’ll all depend on each other
And we will go farther.
Oh, they’re gonna learn, baby, learn, baby.
 
Third Branch is on fire.
Third Branch is on fire.
We’re walking on fire.
Third is on fire.
 
Oh, Oh, Oh….
 
We’re Mormon girls, and we’re on fire.
 

Obviously, if you use this, you would probably want to change “Laredo” and “Third Branch,” unless you’re just really proud of Laredo 3rd Branch… which I could totally understand.  🙂

If you’d like to use this, you can purchase the karaoke version of the song on Amazon.  It’s only $0.99.  And make sure you download the original version, and not the rap version or “inferno version,” as they call it.  I mean, you could, but then you’d have to write your own little rap.  And if you do, you should post it as a comment because I bet it’ll be awesome.

And if you’re really desperate, you can listen to this recording I made of me singing “Third Branch is on Fire.”  Please, keep in mind that I am NOT Alicia Keys and that I only did this to help my young women sing it at camp.

And after you listen to that, you can watch her video to get my version out of your head.  🙂

I hope this helps some of you with your own ideas, and if you end up using our version, tweaked or not, let me know in the comments!  I’d love to know how it went.

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6 Responses to Just For Fun – LDS Girls’ Camp Song – The 2013 Version

  1. Katie says:

    What a great idea! This is our theme this year too, and I was trying to think of a way to incorporate this song and make it more appropriate. Thank you so much! – Katie, Long Beach, CA .. PS- you have a beautiful singing voice 🙂

  2. Hannah Gordon says:

    😀
    We used your song for our young woman camp! 😀
    Our theme was ‘stand ye in holy places’
    And we changed it to ‘Benoni’ lol
    And it rocks 😀

  3. Karen says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I started to write my own lyrics and thought – somebody must have already done this on Pinterest. Sure enough, I found this amazing version. Thank you, thank you!

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