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The Compost Song

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Greg Trafidlo
Greg Trafidlo & Laura Pole

Story

An "ecologically correct" spiritual.

Lyrics

         THE COMPOST SONG
     Greg Trafidlo and Laura Pole

One day a buzzard fell out of the sky.
The final words he spoke we can’t deny.
“Whether man or bird or elephant,
We will all become trace elements.”
Yes, we’ll all turn to compost by and by.

   By and by, by and by.
   Yes, we’ll all turn to compost by and by.
   When our souls are all arisin’,
   Our remains are fertilizin’.
   Yes, we’ll all turn to compost by and by.

“Saw a New Age undertaker from L.A.
Said he’d show me all his caskets on display.
His intentions weren’t debatable,
They were all biodegradable.
‘Cause we’ll all turn to compost by and by.

   By and by, by and by.
   Yes, we’ll all turn to compost by and by.
   When they lay you six feet down,
   You’ll enrich this hallowed ground,
   ‘Cause we’ll all turn to compost by and by.

So your time has come to bid this earth farewell.
And you haven’t done much good that you can tell.
There’s no need for an apology…
You’re still good for the ecology.
‘Cause we’ll all turn to compost by and by.

   By and by, by and by.
   We’ll all turn to compost by and by.
   You’ll improve your own self worth,
   While replenishing the earth.
   Yes, we’ll all turn to compost by and by.

….Think of all the good you’ll do,
When you turn to CO2.
‘Cause we’ll all turn to compost by and by.
In the sweet by and by, we will meet on that recycled shore.
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