TOO MUCH TO ASK A refreshing plunge, A drink of palatable water, A deep inspiration on a warm summer day, A safe stroll in a middle of the road community, A neighbour who in times of need will not turn away, I ain't no politician, I am a citizen, And I wonder if I'm living too far out of bounds Community protection, rehabilitation, Police that serve without legitimate right to maim, Global awareness, ecological guilt, Cultural and environmental awakening, I ain't no optimist, I try to be a realist, And I think that we're living too far out of bounds, Is it too much to ask? Could it be the earth is shrinking? I can see the walls closing in, No one can take much for granted anymore Remote control, three cars for every family, Corruption at the expense of the simple majority, A violent clash, a plunder of the third world, Any wretched ploy that bolsters our economy, I ain't no blind supporter, I'm a conscious citizen, And I know that we're living too far out of bounds, Is it too much to ask? Could we keep the earth from sinking? I'm not taking nothing for granted anymore.