"Campfire Kansas" as written by and Ryan Pope James Suptic....
woke up at eight, started a fire
had a few drinks, we all felt inspired
jumped in the stream, our shoes and canteens
the water is bitter cold
laid in the raft till it started moving
the current just sang, the song was so soothing
we stopped along the way
on a beach in the sun on a beautiful day
our boats collide, we feel the breeze
we stay afloat and make the most of everything
by noon we had swung the ropes in the woods
missed all dangers, snakes and the floods
burned by the rays and next to our legs, the water so bitter cold
lunch had been saved along with the lighters
wet cigarettes serve us as reminders
never trust a man with food, change of clothes, and a drink in his hand
our boats collide, we feel the breeze
we stay afloat and make the most of everything
the sun will set, the stars would shine
the trees would shake, we'd all feel fine
let's take the moon and make it shine for everyone
we'd laugh away the sunburn
as we laughed away his day
what we lost means nothing
for the memories will stay
caught the last bus, with no time to linger
driver seemed to be missing a finger
I turned and looked away to the bus, gravel road and a beautiful day
our boats collide, we feel the breeze
we stay afloat and make the most of everything
the sun will set, the stars would shine
the trees would shake, we'd all feel fine
let's take the moon and make it shine for everyone
let's take the moon and make it shine for everyone



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"Campfire Kansas" as written by James Suptic James Dewees

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    General CommentThe new Get Up Kids cd good or bad? I personally am a huge fan of it. Give me your opinions.
    kingofthisnighton May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it has the same intimate feel as the two previous albums. It is slowly growing on me, but when I first heard it I was disappointed. I am glad that they are trying to be creative and try new things, though. "Campfire Kansas" is my favorite song on the album.
    3ricon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the new cd is very good. While its not my favorite by them (Four Minute Mile is), it still is another great disc from this band. They aren't going to release 4MM and STWHA over and over again, they are evolving and trying new things with each disc they put out, and for it they are stronger. What gets to me though is that when Saves The Day did a similar thing with releasing the slower, softer "Stay What You Are", everyone seems to love it. When GUK does it now with "On A Wire", everyone seems to hate it. This is just dumb, bands mature, and explore new things with their songwriting. This isn't selling out either. If GUK sold out, they would be on TRL right now with another pop-punk song. If you want to hate OAW because it sounds different from their previous efforts, fine, but GUK can't please everyone.
    Alucardon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat's funny. i don't know a single person who likes "stay what you are." different strokes, i guess.
    iddonukon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentStay what you are could have been worse.. it could have not had freakish (the only good song on the whole thing) that would have made it worse. Yeah the new stuff sounds different but not a complete turn around like everyone think it is. Its more mature i think. this is one of the better songs on the album
    RivalSchoolson May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenton a wire is growing on me... i know i'll love it just cause i love guk and that's just the way it is, but it's def. different than what i expected... and while 'stay what you are' is good, and i do like it, 'through being cool' is my favorite
    the cute punk girlon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenton a wire is growing on me... i know i'll love it just cause i love guk and that's just the way it is, but it's def. different than what i expected... and while 'stay what you are' is good, and i do like it, 'through being cool' is my favorite
    the cute punk girlon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI am in so in love with the new Get Up Kids cd. I love it!!! I got to listen to it last week from a friend and it is so amazing!!!!!! I am in love.
    Fallsemesteron May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti personally like all their cds. true, it's a new sound, but frankly i like it. its mellow. heh, iddonuk, i lik all sabes the day also and i think "stay what you are" is good.
    zevanson May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthrm... stay what you are was ok but realy, i think saves the day had better cd's in cant slow down and through beiognm cool. but thats just my opinion. hrm also this cd is kinda weak.... im not gonna say i hate it becasuer there are a few songs that i dont mind at all but i dunno it just doesnt really have the same kind of emotion that the other cds had... and im noit really a huge fan oif this song. maybe it will grow on me.
    Action and Actionon May 19, 2002   Link

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