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 the pairing 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 and refine my altitude [x2]

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 and refine my altitude [x5]...


Lyrics submitted by boomerstyle, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Map Ref. 41°N 93°W (Wire cover) song meanings
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    General Commentwhat an excellent, excellent cover (wire)
    boomerstyleon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe production on this song is really really something.

    technically if this is the last thing they released, this could be in the vein of what the followup to loveless was supposed to sound like.

    in which case.. for the love of God, release some new material, Kevin.
    SuntoryTime12on October 04, 2006   Link

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