Check the Map

intro F Eb [0011]

F Eb
by a certain age should have more sense
F Bb C
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

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

Eb Bb F
look around and realize you’re lost
Eb Bb C
look ahead and recognize the cost
C
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
chorus