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September 26, 2004

Vacuum the Out-of-Doors

Ah, the outdoors! The woods, the fields, the mountains! It would be a great place to spend a perfect day like today... if only it weren't so messy and dirty! Someone needs to tell Mother Nature, "Clean up this filthy mess!!"

written by Gayden Wren & Paul Nordquist + performed by Amy Guskin (vocals) and 'N-ZONK

When I've walked in the forests, I've usually found
Branches and leaves strewn all over the ground.
Bushes and brambles lie all under foot,
And you can't take a step without hitting a root.
To be brutally frank, it often appears
As if Nature hadn't been tidied for years.

Vacuum the out-of-doors.
Sweep up all the dirt.
Clean up the forest floors,
And a little wax won't hurt.
Let's trim the maples and sycamores,
And vacuum the out-of-doors,
Let's vacuum the out-of-doors.

The mountains are one place I can't help but shun.
I find them too cluttered for me to have fun.
There are pebbles and stones thrown all over the place,
And the length of the grass is an utter disgrace.
I'm afraid I have nothing but total contempt
For anything that's so completely unkempt.

Vacuum the out-of-doors.
Sweep up all the dirt.
Clean up the forest floors,
And a little wax won't hurt.
The bears and birds are such bores,
So let's vacuum the out-of-doors,
Let's vacuum the out-of-

Yellowstone ought to be smoothed out with spades,
And then we'll start paving the Everglades.

To go walk on the beaches would really be grand
If the coasts weren't all covered with seashells and sand.
The water's as pleasant as any could wish,
But it's sadly polluted with thousands of fish.
The shores are too messy for me to accept,
Until they've been carefully neatened and swept.

Vacuum the out-of-doors.
Sweep up all the dirt.
Clean up the ocean floors,
And a little wax won't hurt.
We've been neglecting our chores,
So let's vacuum the out-of-doors,
Let's vacuum the out-of-doors,
Let's vacuum the out-of-doors.

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