Friday, July 2, 2010

Hey There, Delilah, Camp Version

Here's a version of "Hey There, Delilah" that I sang at Young Woman Camp last night, dedicated to all the wonderful young women of our ward—this one's for you.

Hey there Delilah,
What's it like out there at girl’s camp?
You’re just thirty miles away,
But girl, tonight you smell so funny.
Yes you do.
The fire can't hide the smell of you.
You know it's true.

Hey there Delilah,
Sure don't care what you smell like
I'm right here if you’re lonely,
Got a clothes pin on my nose.
Just count on me.
Even though you think that I don’t see,
You mean a lot to me

Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
How you smell to me.

Hey there Delilah,
I think you’re looking thinner
Just what’d you have for dinner?
'Cause what you’ve had for three nights
Must not be food.
I really don’t mean to be rude,
But that’s not food!

Hey there Delilah,
I know it’s hard to be here,
Up where your cell phone doesn’t work,
And you can’t read the texts
Sent from the mall.
You thought by now he’d make a call,
He’d make a call.

Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me

Oh thirty miles seems pretty far
Without your makeup, phones and car.
But you'd walk to camp if you’d no other way.
Your friends, they might make fun of you,
But you’d just laugh because you know
They have never felt this way.
Oh, ladies, I can promise you
That by the time you get through,
This ward will never, ever be the same
Look what you became.

Hey there Delilah,
I’m so glad you came to girl’s camp.
You missed Ed and Jake and Bella,
But you're making history just being you.
When you have all your friends with you,
You can be whatever you want to.
Hey ladies, here's for you,
This one's for you

Oh that’s what you mean to me
Oh that’s what you mean to me
Oh that’s what you mean to me
Oh that’s what you mean to me
What you mean to me.

This is a parody of a song written by the Plain White T's that was first recorded in May 2004 but reached #1 hit status in the US in July 2007.

1 comment:

Kori said...

That is amazing! I'm so wishing I had that last week during girls' camp! I'll bet you really made the evening!