"I Don't Have The Map" as written by Bob Fairfoull, Colin Newton, Rod Pryce-jones and Roddy Woomble....
When it happens
You'll feel like an islander
You'll see ships and they'll be reminders
That you're on an island
I'm on an island

The chances are there's a reason we've been left here
But I'm not disappointed
The chances are there's a reason we've been left
The chances are, the chances are

You can't contact, you can't contact
You can't cope without the contact

As it happens
There's a city in sight
You're getting confused by local lamplight
By local lamplight
Don't buy local lamplights

The chances are there's a reason we've been left here
But I'm not disappointed
The chances are there's a reason we've been left here
The chances are, the chances are

You can't contact, you can't contact
You can't cope without the contact

But what a situation to be in
You and me are keeping in time with my ideas
Keeping in time with my ideas
You can't stop keeping in time

You can't contact, you can't contact
You can't cope without the contact.


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"I Don't Have the Map" as written by Colin Newton Bob Fairfoull

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    General CommentThis strikes me as a situation where Roddy has an unconventional and unpopular viewpoint on a particular (probably major) topic, and brings another person around to his way of thinking. However, the other person isn't comfortable with the feeling of ostracism that goes along with this viewpoint, and dislikes the feelings of isolation.

    Roddy's way of saying "welcome to the club... the truth ain't always popular"

    Of course it could also be about Gilligan's Island
    stratocapson February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRoddy is literally on an island: made up of England, Scotland and Wales. The fact that he lives in Scotland: in a sense, this makes his milieu more "insular" than that of the majority (the English) on this island.

    Probably I'm taking it too literally. I seem to recall having read that Roddy has friends in the Hebrides, which are about as remote as you can get while still being in the UK.

    What he means by "when it happens", or "the reason we've been left here"--I can't guess. You'd probably have to ask him.
    foreverdroneon September 15, 2007   Link

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