But you didn't have to throw me out

by wootbot

Birth of a Million Remixes

3rd Place in Derby #275: I Recycle, Guest Editor Keep America Beautiful's pick!

Now and then I think of before I recycled
I cut the six pack rings so turtles wouldn't die
Told myself that that was just enough
But felt so guilty 'bout the other stuff
But sorting garbage is an ache I still remember

You can get addicted to a life enhanced by plastic
It sticks around until the end, and after the end
So when we found out it would not decay
You said you'd fix it some other day
But I'll admit I'm kind of scared it's taking over

But you didn't have to blow me off
Make out like it's not a big deal and that it's just nothing
It's hard to replace plastic stuff
But you laugh and call me "hippie" and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Pay some scientists to testify and fudge the numbers
You said that we don't need to slow
Now we're all just drowning in an overflow

Now we're all just drowning in an overflow
Now we're all just drowning in an overflow

Now and then I think of all the things you're still denying
But you're refusing all the evidence under the sun
But I don't wanna live this way
Can't believe a word you say
You said that you would hear me out
But when I try to talk to you about it you just scream and shout

But you didn't have to blow me off
Make out like it's not a big deal and that it's just nothing
It's hard to replace plastic stuff
But you laugh and call me "hippie" and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Pay some scientists to testify and fudge the numbers
You said that we don't need to slow
Now we're all just drowning in an overflow

Some plastic
In an overflow
Some plastic
Now we're all just drowning in an overflowWear this shirt: If you like explaining that it's not a Coke can in jail.

Don't wear this shirt: While sorting your trash. You might mess it up.

This shirt tells the world: "Aw don't worry. I took the little guy to be crushed and melted down with his little pals."

We call this color: The Black bin is for pizza boxes with a wax paper liner that have had some garlic sauce dribbled on them.