Girl! Why not take out the trash?
And once you get him out, tell him not to come back again
Girl! Put that cat in the bin
After what he said, after everything he did

You had him figured out a while ago
And I know it's not exactly breaking news
But it's all been a little like a trial for you
And a bunch more talking won't make him true

Ah, c'mon, Girl! Why not take out the trash?
And once you get him out tell him not to come back again
Girl! Why not give him the slip?
Get the crooked straight
Get the go-getter good and gone

Why? It's so plain that he's just makin' it up
And he's still got you coming back for more
Why you never ever think of breaking it up
Tell me, what bad deal's gonna close that door?

Ah, c'mon, Girl! Why not take out the trash?
And once you get him out, tell him not to come back again
Girl! Why not give him the slip?
Get the crooked straight
Get the go-getter good and gone

I'm not saying all the boys are the same
But some boys are the same and it's Thursday now
I'm not saying all the boys are the same
But some boys are the same and it's Thursday now
I'm not saying all the boys are the same
But some boys are the same and it's Thursday now

Girl! Why not take out the trash?
And once you get him out, tell him not to come back again
Girl! Put that cat in the bin
After what he said, after everything he did

Girl! Why not take out the trash?
Girl! Why not take out the trash?
Ah, come on, Girl! Why not take out the trash?
And once you get him out, tell him not to come back again

Girl! Why not give him the slip?
Get the crooked straight
Get the go-getter good and gone



Lyrics submitted by SuperKoopa

Take out the Trash Lyrics as written by John S Linnell John C Flansburgh

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentIt's about a suggestion for a girl to dump a guy, obviously. Good song.
    SuperKoopaon May 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI find it a bit ironic that the speaker's asking her to "take out the trash" even though he doesn't want her to take him out any more...I'm guessing that's intentional, but I don't know why.
    Tronfoon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen you take out the trash, you are removing it from your home. This is the equivalent of breaking up with the guy. Kicking him to the curb, so to speak. Leaving him for the Garbageman to pickup and dispose of permanently.
    Sir_Larrikinon September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAny insight into the "It's Thursday now" line?
    Could that have something to do with trash day?
    Breedabieon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis should be the theme song for the next Bond movie...it has such a '60s spy movie sound to it.

    The "cat" in question could just as easily be a lousy boyfreind OR a double agent.
    Wolfpack1on March 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song - so FUN, plus reminding me to not put up with a bad situation.
    tronfo I see what you mean, he's extending the metaphor I guess.
    musicalcureon December 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI could SO make a George Lopez sitcom music video to this song!
    MetalSonicon June 01, 2013   Link

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