acoustic guitar, i'm gonna make you a star
get your picture all over the world
acoustic guitar, you can have your own car
just bring me back my girl

she always loved the sound of your strum
you made her think maybe I wasn't so dumb
she tends to faint at the sound of a drum, cause she's folk
so play and maybe she'll come

acoustic guitar, how lovely you are
with your inlays of mother of pearl
be a good guitar and you can go far
just bring me back my girl

she always said that you were the one
that could make her move her cute little bum
you understand where shes coming from
which I obviously dont
or she wouldnt be gone

acoustic guitar, if you think I play hard
well you could have belonged to steve earle, or charo or gwar,
I could sell you tommorow
so bring me back my girl
you better bring me back my girl

Lyrics submitted by Yoshiidino

Acoustic Guitar song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commenti'm madly in love with claudia gonson.
    but no this song is all easy like to play on the guitar
    pumpcinpion May 05, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMmnhmmn. Pretty song, pretty voice. Think I'm gonna try and learn it on acoustic guitar. Too bad it would ruin it if I changed the lyrics to "boy" though hehe.
    kcsongbirdon March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is about how they got famous and the girl was left behind.. sort of like the guitar took the girls place?
    heartheartsmileon December 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenteh? I don't see that at all, heartheartmsile. Seems like the lyrics are pretty literal.
    She's kind of facietously talking to the guitar like it's conscious. Her ex-girlfriend liked folk music, so she preferred Claudia to play acoustic guitar instead of drums. She broke up with Claudia because they didn't have much in common, so Claudia imagines that if she plays the acoustic guitar really well, her girlfriend will like her more and want to get back together. She treats the guitar like a person, promising it presents and threatening to sell it if it doesn't sound good enough to convince her girlfriend.
    It's a pretty awesome song idea.
    mockingsmileon June 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, it really is. I've rarely seen a desperation so depressing captured so well.
    TheSilverNobleon January 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Magnetic Fields/anything S.M. does, but i truly hate this song. Sorry, but it makes me wanna wretch. Reminds me of "Lesbian Seagull" from Beavis and Butthead. Sorry, but I was a fourteen-year-old boy when that show was on...fartknocker.
    3RA1N1ACon July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou mean it would ruin it because of the rhyme? I think it would still be okay meaning-wise. Although it is kind of awesome how the girl comes off as such a stereotypical lesbian who's really oversensitive and into folk.
    mockingsmileon September 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey, is that a knock on Steve Earle in the last verse? Steve Earle's friggin awesome.
    almaniac27on April 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI've always loved this song, so I'm quite surprised to see people dislike it. I've always imagined that the singer wished she could play guitar properly, but she's not very good and she blames her guitar for it, as if it's a person. It's a foolish, almost childish way of trying to work out why your lover walked away.
    MayRoeon September 16, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is about not being self aware of what draws people to love, the narrator thinks by getting good at guitar (an allegory for really getting skillful at anything) in the intent of winning someone over will inevitably be futile, like maybe the narrator already had somebody that they were in love with but scared them away for certain reasons, but is too myopic to see those and rather thinks by getting good at guitar (as opposed to addressing what really took them apart) they'll get their girl back and be happy or whatever
    b4b1n5k1on April 29, 2015   Link

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