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Too Much To Ask
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1992
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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 thinking 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.

I ain't no politician, I ain't no blind supporter, I ain't no vegetable
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

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:45 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1LIM United States 12" 2014
2:45 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1GRA United States 12" 2014
2:45 Generator E 86416-1 United States 12" 2010
2:45 Generator Russia CD 2007
2:45 Generator ESCA-6111 Japan CD 1995
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Remastered
2:45 Generator 86704-2 Europe CD 2004
2:45 Generator 86704-2 United States CD 2004
2:45 Generator 6704-2 Europe CD 2004
Not specified
2:44 Generator 1738 Poland MC 1992
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Location: Global Citizen
11/13/2004 at 11:57
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Location: Global Citizen
10/08/2004 at 02:29
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Location: Global Citizen
07/11/2004 at 16:51
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