Good Garbage
by John Forster & Tom Chapin
1990 Limousine Music Co. & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

I had a turkey dinner, threw the bones away.
They hauled them to the county dump without delay.
By the following Thanksgiving they had turned to clay.
They're bio-de, bio-de, bio-degradable garbage.
Good Garbage breaks down as it goes.
That's why it smells bad to your nose.
Bad garbage grows and grows and grows.
Garbage is s'posed to decompose.

Now styrofoam is bad, it lasts a thousand years.
A packing peanut's born and never disappears.
So crumple up your comics when you ship your chandeliers
'Cause comics are bio-de, bio-degradable garbage.
Good Garbage breaks down as it goes.
That's why it smells bad to your nose.
Bad garbage grows and grows and grows.
Garbage is s'posed to decompose.

Every time that we buy food we also buy the package.
Bottles, boxes, bags and cans, they end up in the garbage.
Half of all our cash
We're spending on our trash.
For the sake of Mother Earth,
Let's get our money's worth!
Only buy bio-de, bio-degradable
Good Garbage breaks down as it goes.
That's why it smells bad to your nose.
Bad garbage grows and grows and grows.
Garbage, garbage,
Garbage is s'posed to decompose.


This song appears on both Tom Chapin's Mother Earth and This Pretty Planet CD's.

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