Citizenship

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Be a citizen - of your community
Your country and your world
Be a citizen - serve humanity
That's the job of everybody - man or woman, boy or girl!


Imagine driving down a street that has no lanes or signs
When citizens put them there, they had your safety on their minds
Imagine there's no firehouse to call when there's a blaze
The citizens who fight our fires sure deserve our praise
Imagine there's no school where you can learn your ABC's
Without good citizen teachers we would all be chimpanzees
A citizen respects - A citizen protects
When a citizen elects to be a citizen

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Imagine walking on a beach where no one picks up trash
But if we're all good citizens, we'll clean up before we dash
Imagine everybody left it up to someone else
A citizen is one who knows that everybody helps
A world that had no rules would be a topsy-turvy place
The Earth could lose its orbit and go spinning off in space
A citizen takes pride - there's no citizen's free ride
When a citizen decides to be a citizen

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Citizens - obey the law! Citizens - get involved!
Citizens - stay informed! Citizens - get problems solved
Citizens - are neighborly! Citizens - cooperate!
Citizens - protect the earth! Citizens - pull their weight!

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That's the job of everybody - that means everybody!
Tinker - tailor - soldier - sailor
President or legislator, lion tamer, video gamer
Pizza chef or roller skater, man or woman, boy or girl!

 

© 2005 Smilin' Atcha Music, Inc./ Pam-O-Land, Inc

Written by Red Grammer and Pamela Phillips Oland

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