Grow Your Own
by Michael Mark & Tom Chapin
2011 HCD Music & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

In first grade you get a little paper cup,
Potting soil to fill it up,
Teacher sends you home with a pumpkin seed.

Put it in the window, warm and light,
Give a little drink each and every night.
Sunshine and water are all you need
To grow your own, grow your own.
Soon you'll see the very first bloom
From your own little farm
In your own little room, just grow your own.
Diddle ee diddle eye diddle-iddle dee doh (3x)
Just grow your own.

A few years later in Earth Science class
Clear a little corner of the High School grass,
Fence and trellis and rows of seeds.
Chess team'll come and measure the plants,
Dance club'll water them before they dance,
Football team come and pull the weeds.
Grow your own, grow your own.
Friends in the garden on bended knee
Sprouting like a bean or a sugar pea,
Just grow your own.
Diddle ee diddle eye diddle-iddle dee doh (3x)
Just grow your own.

Someday you'll be living on the 14th floor
High up above the city's roar,
Make a little space on the balcony.

Get soil and seeds and red clay pots,
Cultivate cukes and cherry tomats,
A whole bunch of basil and parsley.
Grow your own, grow your own.
Pesto sauce has extra charm
When it's grown in your very own
High-rise farm, grow your own.
Diddle ee diddle eye diddle-iddle dee doh, (3x)
Just grow your own.
Grow your own, grow your own.

Someday when you're walkin' past an empty lot
Your friends and you will hatch a plot,
To bring it back to life once more.

So you clean out the garbage
And the cans of oil,
Spread some clean organic soil.
Make a city garden with an open door
Grow your own, grow your own.
'Cause food tastes better when you grow it up
From a city garden or a paper cup,
Just grow your own.
Diddle ee diddle eye diddle-iddle dee doh (3x)
Just grow your own.

For a little-bitty kid or a full-grown man
Or a little old lady with a watering can,
It's all the same and simple plan,
Just grow your own.


This song appears on Tom Chapin's Give PEAS A Chance CD.

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