Put it in the Compost (lyrics)

by Michael Ryther and William John Wisely, Jr.

What do you do with an apple core?
Do you grab a two by four and whack it to the moon?
What do you do with a paper cup?
Do you tie and send it up with a helium balloon?
No!

You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost and let the worms go to town!
(break it down, break it down!)
You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost and let the worms go to town!
(break it down, break it down, break it down!)

What do you do with an egg shell?
Do you throw it down a well do you hide it in mom’s purse? (No way!)
What do you do with a moldy peach?
Do you take it to the beach do you teach it how to surf?
Uh, No!!

You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost and let the worms go to town!
(break it down, break it down!)
You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost and let the worms go to town!
(break it down, break it down, break it down!)

C’mon worms (Yeah!) help me break this thing down! (okay!)
That’s it, wiggle it jiggle it, turn this mess into something good!

If you want your garden a-blossoming
You better learn the ins and outs of composting
You put your garbage in all rotten and spoiled
And it turns into beautiful, luscious fertile soil!
Whatcha’ gonna do with that leftover food?

You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost and let the worms go to town!
(break it down, break it down!)
You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost (Yeah)
You put it in the compost and let the worms go to town!
(break it down, break it down)
And let the worms go to town (break it down, break it down)
And watch the worms break it down (break it down, break it down)
And let the worms go to town

C’mon worms decompose this thing!
Do it for the flowers, do it for the Earth!
Do it for every living thing ‘cause that’s how the circle of life works!