A refreshing plunge A drink of palatable water A deep inspiration on a warm summer day A safe stroll in the middle of the road community A neighbor 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 areness Ecological guilt Cultural and environmental awakening I ain't no optimist I try to be a realist And I think that we are living too far out of bounds Is it too much to ask? Could it be the world 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 crash 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 are living too far out of bounds Is it too much to ask? Can we keep the earth from sinking?
I can see the walls closing in No one can take much for granted anymore (you better not take it for granted anymore) I'm not taking nothing for granted anymore