I go shopping every day, I buy lots of things
Paper clips and party hats, rubber bands and rings
And when I've picked out what I want and comes the time to pay
They ask me how I want it wrapped and this is what I say

I do not need a bag, I do not need a bag
I do not need a bag, I do not need a bag
To take a brand new bag
Each time I shop's a drag
Thank you kindly but I do not need a bag

I went into the kitchen to fix a bite to eat
I had a taste for something tart or maybe something sweet
But every shelf I opened up and every drawer was stuffed
With supermarket paper sacks and plastic pouches puffed

I do not need these sacks, I do not need these sacks
I do not need these sacks, I do not need these sacks
With all these extra sacks
I cannot find my snacks
Thank you kindly but I do not need these sacks

The trees out in the forest, they are friends to me
They're fun to climb and give me shade and air to breathe
And plastic bags do not biodegrade too well
In landfills and in garbage dumps
They suffocate the Earth...and they smell

So now I take a cotton bag when I go to the store
I've used it many, many times, I'm sure I'll use it more
And every time I use my bag I help to save a tree
If everybody did the same, just think how smart that'd be

We wouldn't waste our bags, we wouldn't waste our trees
We'd have more branching out, we'd have less plastic sleaze
We'd have more bark, less bite, we'd have more piles of leaves
Oh, I'll never take a bag that I don't need

I do not need a bag, I do not need a bag
I do not need a bag, I do not need a bag
To take a brand new bag
Each time I shop's a drag

Thank you kindly but I do not
Thank you kindly but I do not
Thank you kindly but I do not need a bag


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