"Map the Streets" as written by Brian Mcternan, James Buddy Nielsen, Daniel Gerard Trapp, Garrett Michael Zablocki, Heath Matthew Saraceno and Jason Black....
If I fall or trip back into love I'm gonna bring a ladder and gloves,
So I can climb right back out if there is even a shred of doubt.
I'm gonna bring a flashlight too and leave a trail and stick to the plan,
You can get real lost down there if you're not sure,
Of foreign territory there are times when the path gets blurry and the wrong turn feels right.

But who would want me anyways?
I'm a lush with broken parts of paper mache.
I have nothing left to give, I don't think I ever did.

There are times when I wish that someone would help me fin the person I was,
Or give me a detailed map of the streets spelling out the traffic patterns in beeps.
I am finding safety in lines, they are painted so they can guide.
Empty tanks and broken wheels take me home.
Right now I find myself dangling on the edge trying not to fall in back where I came from.

I dove in way too deep with rocks tied to me,
I should have had a plan cause now these ropes won't come free.
I do not have faith if I did then I would feel safe.
I would wait here for fate but it's conveniently late.
The bottom is a place that I know too well.

So who would want me anyway? I'm a lush with broken parts and I'll never change.
I have nothing left to give,
I don't think I ever did. I wish that I could find the person that I was,
I always thought that I'd be happy if I was loved,
But I have nothing left to give I don't think I ever did.

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"Map the Streets" as written by Daniel Gerard Trapp Brian Mcternan

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    General CommentThis song is quiet easy to understand if you get the whole "finding yourself" idea of the album.

    Think of yourself standing around a big metaphorical hole, and that is the hole of depression that you have been struggling with for years and years, just like buddy has.

    He has finally gotten out of that hole, and he says if he will fall back into depression, well hes got the ladder and gloves to get right back on top.
    He knows what he did wrong and how not to do it again.
    He has started to figure out he doesn't need love to feel fulfilled.
    He has got much of what he needed to be happy.
    He may not know what to do now, because he has been depressed for so long, but anything is better than being in that hole.

    He is just going to go with the flow, and see what happens...
    Take This Chanceon October 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea i agree.. i think this is one of the best on the album
    buduboy304on October 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song.
    x_SRE_xon November 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pretty self explanitory,
    Its about being prepared for the next time,,,i actually think he is specifically referring to a relationship,
    but when he says

    "I wish I could find the person that I was
    I always thought that I’d be happy if I was loved
    But I have nothing left to give
    I don’t think I ever did"

    i really think that hes talking about all aspects of love in his life (mother, father, girlfriend, friends,) and that he thought that if he had that love he figured he had been missing all along then he would be able to fix himself, but he realizes that he has to love himself before that can even happen, which he obviously is stateing that he doesnt because hes a drunk....

    hes just gotta fix himself but if it ever happens again hes gonna be more than ready.
    T- Cuppycakeson November 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit has to be about buddy's love life
    he wont be looking for love
    but if it finds him
    he is giong to be cautious
    x_no_poison_xon November 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat im getting from this song is that buddy is finally getting out of a hole of depression oviously caused by falling in love. he realizes what caused the depression and is looking back at what caused it and where he went wrong. he is saying that he wont let it happen again, and if he slipped up, he would know what to do to get out of it. buddy clearly doesnt plan on falling in love again anytime soon.

    he is also talking about how since he got out of this dark hole, he doesnt know what to do with himself. he wishes that someone would show him how to live because he is lost ("give me a detailed map of the streets")
    VirginiaHill1on March 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is gorgeous but it's sad at the same time. all the metaphors are about him, balancing on the edge of something delicate. he's just put himself back together, but he's making sure not to fall back into his old patterns and ruin himself again. he doesn't have very much high self esteem and is avoiding love, because he thinks that all he can do is let people down.
    katlovesyouon August 03, 2009   Link

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