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You've gone, lost yourself in a paper map
You slipped into a fold a mile back
And I can't find my compass
To trace your recent steps
Too afraid to use calipers,
Might impale you on my search

You are maybe in a forest 'neath a canopy of trees
Or along a contour line or in the sea
Thought I saw you by the coast
Near the place you visit most
But that was Summer, this is Spring
You're out of season, out of sync

Paper Map, Paper Map
Obsolete and out of date
This Paper Map is of a Different town

Now I've gone lost myself in the Paper Map
That you gave me years ago and I've lost the knack
And I fear I'll never find you
And I fear you'll want me not to
I never knew that you'd be hiding
Behind this Cartographic spiting

Paper Map, Paper Map
Obsolete and out of date
This Paper Map is of a Different town
Paper Map
Unordinated and faded
Scrawled is all, barely written down

credits

from The Grow Yourself EP, released May 15, 2014
John Mac Naeidhe: Lead Vocal, Piano
Christopher Barry: Guitar
Thomas Mulrooney: Bass
David Blaney: Drums, Backing Vocal
Ali Byrne: Backing Vocal
Christophe Capewell: Violin, backing Vocal
Stephen Moroney: Backing Vocal

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Ain't Saint John Dublin, Ireland

Ain't Saint John is Irish singer / songwriter and piano player John Mac Naeidhe. His music has been described as "a nice blend of Americana and folk music with glimpses of Elliot Smith and Bill Callahan"(John Barker, 98FM). His debut release, The Grow Yourself EP features 6 songs recorded with a full band in December 2013 in Dublin. It will soon be available on 12" Vinyl and CD. ... more

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