Get Out the Map Lyrics

Indigo Girls


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Amy Elizabeth Ray, Emily Ann Saliers
album: Track 2 in album Shaming of the Sun
release date: 1997-4-29
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length: 3:25
engineer: David Leonard
bass: Sara Lee
percussion: Jerry Marotta
drums: Jerry Marotta
banjo: Amy Ray, Emily Saliers
bouzouki: Amy Ray, Emily Saliers
mandolin: Amy Ray
acoustic guitar: Emily Saliers
mix: David Leonard
producer: Indigo Girls, David Leonard
vocal: Emily Saliers, Amy Ray
background vocals: Emily Saliers
composer: Emily Saliers
lyricist: Emily Saliers

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The saddest sight my eyes can see
Is that big ball of orange sinking slyly down the trees
Sittin' in a broken circle while you rest upon my knee
This perfect moment moment will soon be leaving me

Suzanne calls from Boston the coffee's hot the corn is high
And that same sun that warms your heart will suck the good earth dry
With everything it's opposite enough to keep you crying
Or keep this old world spinning with a twinkle in its eye

Get out the map get out the map
And lay your finger anywhere down
We'll leave the figuring to those we pass on our way out of town
Don't drink the water there seems to be something ailing everyone
I'm gonna clear my head
I'm gonna drink that sun
I'm gonna love you good and strong while our love is good and young

Joni left for South Africa a few years ago
And Beth took a job all the way over on the West Coast
And me I'm still trying to live half a life on the road
Seems I'm heavier by the year and heavier by the load

Why do we hurtle ourselves through ever inch of time and space
I must say around some corner I can sense a resting place
With every lesson learned a line upon your beautiful face
We'll amuse ourselves one day with these memories we'll trace

Get out the map get out the map
And lay your finger anywhere down
We'll leave the figuring to those we pass on our way out of town
Don't drink the water there seems to be something ailing everyone
I'm gonna clear my head
I'm gonna drink that sun
I'm gonna love you good and strong while our love is good and young

Track Listing

  • 1 Shame on You
  • 2 Get Out the Map
  • 3 Shed Your Skin
  • 4 It's Alright
  • 5 Caramia
  • 6 Don't Give That Girl a Gun
  • 7 Leeds
  • 8 Scooter Boys
  • 9 Everything in Its Own Time
  • 10 Cut It Out
  • 11 Burn All the Letters
  • 12 Hey Kind Friend