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Counselors Say The Darndest Things

Counselors Say The Darndest Things

I am a huge Billy Joel fan. I have seen him live in concert several times (see below) and know almost all of his songs forwards and backwards.

Billy Joel Live in Concert

Billy Joel Live in Concert

It’s no wonder that a song, or shall we say Camp Alma Matar,  about Westcoast / 360° written to the tune of “We Didn’t Start the Fire” would get me very excited.

Enjoy!

The Westcoast Blogger

Introduction (To Journey – “Don’t Stop Believing”)
Just a westcoast staff
Heading off on their own
They got on a plane
Going Anywhere

Just a group of teens
Ready to see the world
They got on a plane
Going anywhere

Main Song (To Billy Joel – “We Didn’t Start the Fire”)
Stan Browman, Symon Hay, Jason Tanner, Odette Pret-tay
Lisa Cohen, Mark Segal, Ira Solomon

Rich Swami, Mitchell Lerner, they don’t work around the corner,
Montreal, Florida, New York, and Toronto

Stan wasn’t satisfied; he was Peter-Pan-ified
Xerox, had to quit, that job wasn’t cutting it

Nineteen Eighty two was the year Westcoast was new
40 kids, what fun, look how far we’ve come

 
Chorus
We didn’t start Westcoast
But we know the crew, and so do you
We didn’t start Westcoast
But we’ll follow them
‘Till the bitter end!
 

Golden gate, Vegas, Alcatraz, Los Angeles
Bryce and Zion, Hard Rock Round the clock

Camping, Secret songs, We always get along
Schwarzenegger, Terminator, Mt. Hood, Vancouver

Monte Carlo, Canyons, Utah, Mormons,
Yellowstone, Peter Pan, California, Disneyland

Ottawa, Montreal, Either way we have a ball
UCLA, Pink Jeep, Wonder when it’s time to sleep

London bridge, Parliament, Using pounds instead of cents
Picnic, Watching Fame, Bridge over the river Thames

Gondolas, Charles de Gaulle, California Baseball
Rainy weather, London Eye, Changing of the guards tonight

Latin Quarter, Big Ben, Space Disco, Mafia
Vatican, Heathrow, Observing Michelangelo

U2, Rimini, Monica Lewinsky
Ear biting, Psycho, Mike Tyson, no, no

 
Chorus
We didn’t start Westcoast
But we know the crew, and so do you
We didn’t start Westcoast
But we’ll follow them
‘Till the bitter end!
 

Arizona, Maui, Costa Rica, Wi ki ki,
Food banks, Day Camps, Digging ditches, Building Ramps

Alaska, Africa, Zambia, Botswana
Nature Centre, Mosey’s farm, No showers, Oh darn

Working hard, Giving back, Playing games, No time to slack
Inhibitions blown away, Who else can we serve today?

Baseball, Pitching tents, Please don’t call your parents
Stratosphere, Bellagio, Trying not to eat yellow snow

Dave and Busters, Sunshine, Terror on the staffs’ minds,
Wishing your in dreamland, Kids running around Disneyland

Hackeysacks, Horsebacks, Setting up your midnight snacks
Bumper cars, Playing guitars, Chocolate cookies, Can’t get Sars

Camping at Alouette, Now you’re almost set
Go home, Get some rest, The summer is your final test.

 
Chorus
We didn’t start Westcoast
But we know the crew, and so do you
We didn’t start Westcoast
But we’ll follow them
‘Till the bitter end!
(Repeat)

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