Wish I were still innocent to the troubles in the world today.
The politicians, CEOs, those gang bangers who bet gettin’ their way.

It’s hard growing up in such an unforgiving world.
Why can’t we all just stay innocent and dream of how we were oohh la la dee da.

Extend your heart, open your mind.
Show your teeth with a great big smile.
This guideline could help our world survive for a great long while…

Because everyone’s afraid, everyone’s scared. Step back and remember why we’re here.
It’s the gift called love, the earth that spins and we’re all unique in the end.

All we need is one big smile to warm the aching hearts of all.
All we need is you, him, her and me to realize our lumbering downfall…six feet under, still going down.

So if you walk or drive on by, you’ll encounter plenty of strangers.
Don’t be afraid, don’t be scared, just show your smile and there’ll be no danger.

Extend your heart, open your mind.
Show your teeth with a great big smile.
This guideline could help our world survive for a great long while…

Because everyone’s afraid, everyone’s scared. Step back and remember why we’re here.
It’s the gift called love, the earth that spins and we’re all unique in the end.

Extend your heart, open your mind.
Show your teeth with a great big smile.

© 2007 Reed Dibeler