The Year 3000
by Michael Mark, Tom Chapin & Jon Cobert
© 2000 HCD Music, The Last Music Co. & Red Wagon Music (ASCAP)

Every thousand years thereís a new millennium.
Donít look now, there it goes again-ium.

Why should you care about the earth?
Why should you care about the earth?
The earth is the place,
The only place in space,
The only place in space
Where you can find the human race.
Thatís why we got to care about the earth.

Why should you care about the dirt?
Why should you care about the dirt?
We gotta be alert, alert about the dirt,
'Cause if we hurt the dirt
Thereíll be no berries for dessert.
Thatís why we gotta care.
Until the Year 3000. 'Til the year 3000.
Weíre gonna save a place for the human race
In the year 3000.

Why should you keep the water clean?
Why should you keep the water clean?
You go to the sink, you draw yourself a drink,
When you draw yourself a drink
Do you want your drink to stink? No!
Thatís why we keep the water clean.

Why should you care about the air?
Why should you care about the air?
Itís no joke, breathing smoggy smoke,
Smokeíll make you choke
And then you might just croak.
Thatís why we gotta care until the
Year 3000. 'Til the year 3000.
Weíre gonna save a place for the human race
In the year 3000. In the year 3000.
Weíre gonna save a place for the human race
In the year 3000.

Hey, hey all you nature volunteers,
We donít have any extra atmospheres.
Raise your voice, lend a hand.
Together we will stand
And form a mighty band
To clean the water, air and land.
Save the earth for another thousand years.

Every thousand years thereís a new millennium.
Donít look now, here it comes again-ium.
Here comes the year 3000. The year 3000.
Weíre gonna save a place for the human race
In the year 3000. In the year 4000.
Weíre gonna save a place for the human race
In the year 5000. In the year 6000.
Weíre gonna save a place for the human race
In the year 10,000.


This song appears on Tom Chapin's This Pretty Planet CD.

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