Barclay James Harvest

Child of the Universe

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I'm a child
Of south africa
I'm a child
Of vietnam.

I'm a child
Of northern ireland
I'm a small boy
With blood on his hands.

Yes, i'm a child
Of the universe
Yes, i'm a child
Of the universe
You can see me on the t.v. every night
Always there to join in someone else's fight.

I never asked to be born
And i don't ask to die
I'm an endless dream
A dream machine that
Cannot reason why.

Yes, i'm a child
Of the universe
Yes, i'm a child
Of the universe
You can see me on the t.v. every day
I'm the child next door three thousand miles away.