Someone's Gonna Use It
by John Forster & Tom Chapin
1988 Limousine Music Co. & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

When you stand at the sink did you ever think
About the water running down the drain?
That it used to be in the deep blue sea
And before that it was rain.
Then it turned to snow for an Eskimo
To use in a snowball fight,
Then it floated south 'til it reached your mouth
To help you brush your teeth tonight
Someone's gonna use it after you.
Someone needs that water
When you're through.
'Cause the water, land and air,
These are things we've got to share.
Someone's gonna use it after you.

When you sneeze like thunder
Did you ever wonder
If the air you set in motion
Might have helped to form a tropical storm
Way out in the Western Ocean?
Could have been blown out of
A blue whale's spout
As he dove beneath the seas
And now that air is in your care
'Til you're finished with your Snee-Ah-Ah-Ah
Someone's gonna use it, AHCHOO!
Someone needs to breathe it
When you're through.
'Cause the water, land and air,
These are things we've got to share.
Someone's gonna use it after you.

Like a wheel the world is turning,
Forest green and sky of blue.
It will turn that way forever
As the old is born anew...
Someone's gonna use it after you.
So leave it as you'd like it
When you're through.
'Cause the water, land and air,
These are things we've got to share.
Someone's gonna use it after you.


This song appears on both Tom Chapin's Family Tree and This Pretty Planet CD's.

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