this song was written as a tribute to a friend of the bands father, Tootie, that passed away....
You put a rose in my hand
Put a dollar in my pocket
But you don't understand
How the days grow longer, the sky is black as night
I see the morning but you won't see the light

I thought about you for a long, long time
I wrote about you but my words don't seem to rhyme
And now you're lying here
But my heart still beats for you

Had a dream about you
You sat right down beside me
And you told me we were through
It was all so real and you told me reasons why
You brought me to the window
And you taught me how to fly

I thought about you for a long, long time
I said I love you but we just don't have the time
And now you're lying here
But my heart still beats for you

I thought to hold you for a long, long time
You said I love you but my heart won't seem to chime in
And now you're lying here
And my heart still beats for you...
I'm trying, and my heart still beats for you

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"Tootie" as written by Dean Felber Darius Rucker

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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a man who broke up with his lover. The dream he talks about where she sat down and said that they were through with each other wasn't a dream, but to the man it feels like a bad nightmare. They each seem to still have love for the other, but they don't feel like they can repair the problems in their relationship ("we just don't have the time").
    The song is him trying to tell her that he still loves her, even though she may not understand how or why.
    This is one of my favorite songs now. I heard it the day after I broke up with my girlfriend, and I cried because it was exactly how I felt.
    TaddyTeddyon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe title comes from Soni's former band he was in before hootie.
    gueveraliveson March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthat was Tootie and the Jones.Their first drummer quit because he didn't think the band was going anywhere.
    Jacqalineon May 24, 2004   Link

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