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"The Future Begins With You and Me" is a montage song from the Season Eight episode, "Goobacks".


The present is being overrun by poor people from the future, known as Goobacks. They work for cheaper wages, which puts present day people out of work. Stan Marsh suggests cleaning up the environment and making the present time cleaner, as it will benefit the people in the future.

If successful, there will no longer be a demand for them to time travel in search of jobs. During the montage, the future people began to disappear while various townsfolk are seen picking up trash, using electric cars, and planting vegetables.


We've got to work for a better future,
we've got to join hands for tomorrow.
Take the first step and you will see the future begins with you and me.
We can start to make a difference if we want it for our children
Recycle that can and plant that tree,
'cause the future begins with you and me.

Songs from Season Eight
Achy Breaky Heart | Adagio for Strings | Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens | Ballad of Paris Hilton | Christmas Time is Once a Year | Dance Sucka | I've Got Some Apples | I've Got Something In My Front Pocket | If You Leave Me Now | I Love to Brush My Teeth | Jeffy's Song | Kumbaya | Let's Fighting Love | Let's Ride the Train | Movin' On Up | My Robot Friend | My Roots | My Wishing Tree | Push It to the Limit | Seasons Change | Stars and Stripes Forever | Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset | The Future Begins With You and Me | The Power to Change | Touch My Body | Vote or Die! | Woodland Critter Christmas

See also: List of Songs | List of Minor Characters from Season Eight | Season Eight