Citizen of the Planet

I am a citizen of the planet
I was born here, I'm going to die here
Come what may
I am entitled by my birth
To the treasures of the earth
No one must be denied these
No one must be denied
Easy dreams at the end of a chain-smokin' day
Easy dreams at the end of the day

Who am I to believe that the future we perceive
Lies in danger and the dangers increase
Who are we to demand that the leaders of the land
Hear the voices of reason and peace

We are the citizens of the planet
We were born here, we're going to die here
Come what may
We are entitled by our birth
To the treasures of the earth
No one must be denied these
No one must be denied
Easy dreams at the end of a chain-smokin' day
Easy dreams at the end of the day

Who am I to deny what my eyes can clearly see
And raise a child with a flame in his heart
Who are we to believe that these thoughts are so naïve
When we've all disagreed from the start

We are the citizens of the planet
We were born here, we're gong to die here
Come what may
We are entitled by our birth
To the treasures of the earth
No one must be denied these
No one must be denied
Easy dreams at the end of a chain-smokin' day
Easy dreams at the end of the day

Пол Саймон
—, 1982