Dharma Maps

I went to see the guru
To score some destiny
Just enough to tide me through
‘Til I could fix my color TV

Said to me you must be new
For I have seen you before
And if you truly had a clue
You’d back right out that door

But we’ll toss darts at your chart
If you’ve nothing else to do
Maybe you’ll start to fall apart
Maybe get hooked on the glue

I come in pieces
All over the place
A hamster on a wheel
A rat in a race
Oh guru won’t you reveal
The fate written on my face
All wrapped up in my dharma map
Looking for a new tale to chase

I sat baffled in that tiny shrine
It wasn’t quite what I’d had in mind
No signs of any grand design
Indeed no guide of any kind

I tried to take it all in stride
But I didn’t know what to think
Was I being taken for a ride
Or was the map in invisible ink?

Well, we stared at the wall for a while
As I struggled not to blink
Finally the guru cracked a smile
As I turned a brighter shade of pink

I come in pieces
All over the place
A hamster on a wheel
A rat in a race
Oh guru won’t you reveal
The fate written on my face
All wrapped up in my dharma map
Looking for a new tale to chase

Said maybe this you’ll understand
You venture into unknown lands
That map is drawn by your own hand
So don’t ask me “what’s the plan?”

Right then I knew that we were through
This cat didn’t have anything new
So I stumbled out, mumbling and blue
To see about getting a better guru

I come in pieces
All over the place
A hamster on a wheel
A rat in a race
Oh guru won’t you reveal
The fate written on my face
All wrapped up in my dharma map
Looking for a new tale to chase