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Map Ref. 41°N 93°W

This song is by Wire and appears on the album 154 (1979).

This song has been covered by My Bloody Valentine under the title "Map Ref 41°N 93°W".
An unseen ruler defines with geometry
An unrulable expanse of geography
An aerial photographer over-exposed
To the cartologist's 2D images knows
The areas where the water flowed
So petrified, the landscape grows

Straining eyes try to understand
The works, incessantly in hand
The carving and paring of the land
The quarter square, the graph divides
Beneath the rule, a country hides

Interrupting my train of thought
Lines of longitude and latitude
Define, refine my altitudes

Interrupting my train of thought
Lines of longitude and latitude
Define, refine my altitudes

The curtain's undrawn
Harness fitted, no escape
Common and peaceful, duck, flat, lowland
Landscape, canal, canard, water coloured

Crystal palaces for floral kings
A widespread waving span of wings
Witness the sinking of the sun
A deep breath of submission has begun

Interrupting my train of thought
Lines of longitude and latitude
Define, refine my altitudes

Interrupting my train of thought
Lines of longitude and latitude
Define, refine my altitudes

Interrupting my train of thought
Lines of longitude and latitude
Define, refine my altitudes

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