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Directions to Nowhere
Learning to Read a Map
Joan Maute, Ed.D.


This song is available on Joan Maute's Unfolding Maps.   


I was takin' a trip the other day
When I got confused about which way
I was to turn so in nothin' flat
I found I was lost, and needed a map.

Which way is north?
What's the Scale? 
What does THIS mean?

You know our world is mostly round
But maps are flat and so I found,
That things don't look like they really are
Whether you're in a plane, a ship or a car.
When something round gets flattened out, you get distortion.

As I tried to make some sense of things
I saw stars and squares and little flat rings
I finally found an "N" which meant of course.....

.....

So I twisted the map 'til things looked right.....

.....

Well I got un-lost and finished my trip.
But I'd like to share this little tip......

.....

You need to look at the scale and key.....


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Many thanks to Joan Maute, Ed.D. for permission to display these lyric excerpts.
© Joan Maute, Ed.D. -- Studio 2. All rights reserved. Used with permission.



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