Too Much to Ask (Bad Religion)

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 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 awareness, ecological guilt Cultural and environmental awakening I ain't no optimist I try to be a realist And I wonder if I'm thinking 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 are living too far out of bounds Ain't no politician Ain't no blind supporter I ain't no vetrope, I am a citizen And I wonder if I'm 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