Tried to save the trees
Bought a plastic bag
The bottom fell out
It was a piece of crap

Saw it on the tube
Bought it on the phone
Now you're home alone
It's a piece of crap

I tried to plug in it
I tried to turn it on
When I got it home
It was a piece of crap

Got it from a friend
On him you can depend
I found out in the end
It was a piece of crap

I'm trying to save the trees
I saw it on TV
They cut the forest down
To build a piece of crap

I went back to the store
They gave me four more
The guy told me at the door
It's a piece of crap

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"Piece of Crap" as written by Neil Young

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    General CommentNope. 1994. "Sleeps With Angels" album. With Crazy Horse.

    The album is a bit morbid because it deals with the death of Kurt Cobain, who quoted from "Hey Hey My My" in the suicide note and the death of a friend's daughter in a mistaken driveby shooting (see "Driveby").

    It think it's a great song. It's a bit of relief on the album from the rest of the gloom. Kind of like how "Come On Baby, Let's Go Downtown" is relief on "Tonight's The Night".
    elwyn5150on January 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbuyer beware.
    atthedrive-inon November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsometimes Neil Young writes brilliant songs, songs that really speak to you. And sometimes he writes this.
    stickchair67on January 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEverytime I read these lyrics, I can't help but laugh. Not in a condescending sense at all! I just think, the brutal simplicity is...FUNNY HAHAHA.
    sunshineiodineon April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis an awesome song, don't see why everybody seems to hate this song. Just because its not incredibly intelligent. And anyways he's written worse
    The Lopperon January 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's also written better.
    Buddha of Suburbiaon May 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLMAO! These lyrics crack me up everytime i read them.
    intothegrinder2on November 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentName a worse Neil song.
    phisherofsoulson November 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pure gold, for the simple reason that it is just blunt and to the point and the humor in it makes me laugh every time I hear it. Even though the fans expect Neil to be arty and clever, I like the contrast here, and it is funny that so many people think this is dumbed down for Neil, when in essence it is a statement about the general public's gullibility to keep buying what is being sold to them without question.
    bumzigan10on September 23, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwtf is up with this song? mustve been in young's shitty years
    toolmusikon December 19, 2004   Link

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