Environmental Songbook 107 / 107

Wow, That's A Lot of Trash

Music and lyrics by Mister Q

©2012 Michael Quadro

www.misterqlive.com

What's more beautiful than the Earth? Hmmmm...don't think too hard now. The answer: nothing is more beautiful than the Earth. The Earth is our planet, our piece of outer space, our home. Unfortunately, every day the Earth is becoming less and less healthy because of the things we human beings are doing to it. So for this Earth Day I call into action all of us to do something, big or small, to help make our beautiful Earth a better and more healthy place. Happy Earth Day from Mister Q!

Lyrics

Wow, That’s A Lot of Trash! By Mister Q

VERSE 1:

G    B7    Em    Am    D

Wow, that’s a lot of trash

Boy it can add up fast

All the things we throw away

And don’t use no more

Plastic bags and baby wipes

Tissue boxes, rusty pipes

Scraps of food and toxic goo

And batteries too

Bottles, cans, and coffee cups

Newspapers and rotten stuff

Piles of it mountain high

Touching the sky

CHORUS:

C    G

Wow, that’s a lot of trash

Wonder where we can stash

All the things we throw away

C    

Wow, that’s a lot of trash

Wonder where we can stash

G    B7   Em   Am   D

All the things we throw away

All the things we tend to waste

All the things we shoulda saved

For future days

La la’s

VERSE 2:

Wow, that’s a lot of trash

Boy it can add up fast

All the things we throw away

And don’t use no more

Shards of glass and dirty socks

Busted toys, broken clocks

Dried up paint and wooden planks

And computers too

Styrofoam and six pack rings

Inner tubes and bits of string

Drifting all around the sea

Making debris

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE:

So much trash everywhere

Junk on the ground and in the air

So much trash everywhere

We really need to start to care

Really need to be aware

Need to help the Earth repair

Let’s do our share

La la’s

VERSE 3:

Wow, that’s a lot of trash

Boy it can add up fast

All the things we throw away

And don’t use no more

Couch cushions and mattresses

Motor oil, old dresses

Cartridges and worn out wigs

And furniture too 

Gift wrapping and cardboard rolls

Bicycles and game consoles

Garbage everywhere you go

Trash overflow

REPEAT CHORUS

When I perform this song I usually have visuals of the trash I'm singing about. This is more of a song about self-reflection, awareness, and understanding the immense impact of the way humans live affect our planet. 

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