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Too Much To Ask
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1992
BPM: 163
Lyrics
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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

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:45 Generator United States 12" 2017
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 United States 12" 2011
2:45 Generator E 86416-1 United States 12" 2010
2:45 Generator Russia CD 2007
2:45 Generator Australia CD 2004
2:45 Generator Brazil CD 2001
2:45 Generator Brazil CD 1999
2:45 Generator Brazil CD 1999
2:45 Generator ESCA-6111 Japan CD 1995
2:45 Generator E-86416-4 United States MC 1992
2:45 Generator E-86416-1 United States 12" 1992
2:45 Generator United States 12" 1992
2:45 Generator E-86416-2 United States CD 1992
2:45 Generator E-6416-2 Europe CD 1992
2:45 Generator Canada CD 1992
2:45 Generator TJK 207 Thailand MC 1992
2:45 Generator Malaysia MC 1992
2:45 Generator Russia MC 1992
Remastered
2:45 Generator United States CD 2004
2:45 Generator Europe CD 2004
2:45 Generator United States CD 2004
2:45 Generator Russia CD 2004
Not specified
2:44 Generator 1738 Poland MC 1992
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