plastic or paper lyrics – bobs

i got a bunch of bananas and a bottle of bleach
five cans of cat food, a chicken, and a peach
i had enough trouble picking out all this food
i can’t stand decisions, i think it’s so rude
that you ask me if i want plastic or paper

i don’t know… just a bag!
plastic
oh, plastic sounds ok, just put in a bag
and let me go home
paper
or, well, maybe paper’s better… i don’t know how
to make a decision about this…

well, then the clerk, he says to me:
“mr. consumer, please pause to reflect
the choice that you make can have a global effect
on lumberjacks and turtles, politicians and fish
would you like a paper bag, is that your wish?
on the other hand i offer a bag that won’t leak
and besides, it’s got handles!”

plastic
well, ok, give me a plastic bag,
make it a plastic one
paper
ooooh, no, maybe i’ll have… maybe…
maybe a paper bag!
yeah, it’s such a big decision, i’ve got a bunch of a bananas
and a bottle of bleach,
and what am i gonna put it in…?
plastic or paper
plastic or paper

/ bobs lyrics