Are you optimistic
'bout the way things are going?
No, I never ever think of it at all
Don't you ever worry
When you see what's going down?
No, I try to mind my business,
that is, no business at all
When it's time to function
as a feeling human being, will your
Bachelor of Arts help you get by?
I hope to study further,
a few more years or so. I also hope
to keep a steady high
Will you try to change
things, use the power that you have,
the power of a million new ideas?
What is this power you
speak of and this need for things to
change? I always thought
that everything was fine
Don't you feel repression just
closing in around?
No, the campus here is very, very free
Does it make you angry
the way war is dragging on?
Well, I hope the President
knows what he's into, I don't know
Don't you ever see the starvation
in the city where you live, all the
needless hunger all the
I haven't been there lately,
the country is so fine, but my
neighbors don't seem hungry 'cause
they haven't got the time
Thank you for the talk,
you know you really eased my mind
I was troubled by the shapes
of things to come.
Well, if you had my
outlook your feelings would be
numb, you'd always think
that everything was fine.
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi - 2006/3/14 - 23:30
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