Check the Map

by a certain age should have more sense
I’ve seen it all a dozen times, done most of it twice
on the path for fifty years I know where to go
then I lose my mind and lose my way and wander off again

check the map to see where I went wrong
not the first time I’ve had to sing this song
dying of thirst
should have checked it first
I know I should have known it all along
should’ve checked the map before I went wrong

singing birds in the branches overhead
see something tasty just out of reach
a step or two is all it takes to satisfy the urge
then turn around no idea where I am

check the map to see where I went wrong
not the first time I’ve had to sing this song
dying of thirst
should have checked it first
I know I should have known it all along
should’ve checked the map before I went wrong

look around and realize you’re lost
look ahead and recognize the cost
and know you’re not the only one who’ll pay

I’ve had this map all my life
got it from my father when I was young
I put it in a drawer forgot it for too long
best to keep it handy for when I get off the path

check the map to see where I went wrong
not the first time I’ve had to sing this song
dying of thirst
should have checked it first
I know I should have known it all along
should’ve checked the map before I went wrong


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