Where's your compass gone now?
It's time you faced it
You've done a little bit more
Than just misplaced it

Off the beaten track
To a different drum
Ask yourself how come
You're really lost this time

As you sift through the soil
For flakes of pyrite
Tell yourself you'll be back
In camp by twilight

Coming on like some
Brave explorer scout
Now you're finding out
You're really lost this time

The pen knife in your hand marks
A cross upon the bark
Of all the living landmarks
You stumble over in the dark

The buddy system broke down
Your neckerchief's come loose
You see a puff of smoke down
On the cliff a ways but it's still no use

You're a being beyond
All recognition
You've got maps of a place
They can't envision

Before you wave and shout
Think of all they lack
Why on Earth go back?
You're really lost this time

Chuck your old canteen
Drink straight from the stream
Now it doesn't seem
Like you're really lost


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