Onceler: At first I didn't realize I needed all this stuff, I had a little cottage, And that cottage was enough.
A place where I could sit and knit, A place where I could sell my Thneeds, But now I've had a little time To re-assess my needs.
And I need a bigger office, I need a bigger chair. A bigger desk, a bigger staff, A bigger hat to wear.
Because I'm biggering, I'm figuring on biggering, And biggering is triggering More biggering.
Lorax: Ey listen up, meathead. I'm going to say this once, and I'm not gonna repeat it. Greed...it's like a little pet, alright? And the more and more and more you feed it, The more hungry it'll get! But...no, you can't really blame greed No, that's stupid. You see, it's gotta worm inside. Yeah, that's right. It's one that always needs to feed, And it's never satisfied. You get it? And the more you try to find it, The more it likes to hide. Okay? Now listen--that is NASTY little worm. And I like to call it "pride." Now that's why you're biggering! Listen here, idiot! I"m sick of all your biggering! Because all that biggering is triggering more biggering! Got that? Alright!
Onceler: There is a principle of nature, That most every creature knows. It's called survival of the fittest, And this is how it goes. The animal that wins has got to Claw and bite and kick and punch. And the animal that doesn't, Winds up someone else's lunch.
A company's an animal, That's trying to survive. Struggling, and fighting, Just to keep itself alive. I must keep biggering Iím figuring on biggering, though biggering is triggering More biggering.
I won't stop! Biggering, Iím figuring on biggering, And biggering is triggering more biggering. If the customers are buying, And the money multiplying And the PR people lying And the lawyers are denying, Who cares if some things are dying? I donít want to hear your crying This is all so gratifying