|chorus:||What does it take to raise a child?
A village, a village in the woods.
To comfort those dejected?
A care for dignity and fairness.
To guard the unprotected?
A brave and vigorous awareness.
What does it take to calm the wild?
A glimpse of hope, a share of goods.
|1||verse:||What does it take to rule the nations?
Not armies or police!
To help those battles cease
Needs fairness, honesty and patience.
|2||What does it take to live in peace?
Esteem and tolerance,
Relinquishment and confidence,
An earnest willing to appease.
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