Samiam dissed summer camp in ’90s song ‘Nothing New’

I’m not exactly sure what Samiam’s song “Nothing New” makes me since I went to prom and summer camp. But the diss aside, Samiam was a pretty cool band that a good friend of mine listened to religiously in high school. I liked the band too, but much preferred another band with a similar angsty sound named Knapsack.

“Nothing New” is off the band’s fifth album, You Are Freaking Me Out, which incidentally was released my senior year of high school in 1997 when I attended my prom and had my last hoorah as a camper at summer camp. Amazingly, as I found out researching this song, the band is still together and has plans to release a new album some time in the near future.

so far ahead of us all, you got boy george on your wall
just admit it, you watch too much t.v., you went to your prom
and every year you went to summer camp
my girlfriend told me you liked it too
i’ve seen you dancing with the hippies in peoples park
wearing a tie-died skirt, without any shoes

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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