Sittin' here with me and mine
All wrapped up in a bottle of wine
Little we can do...
We gonna see it through somehow
So...now are you ready to go, my lady?

I been waitin' on the boat here
I been waitin so long
Can he see me?
Does he feel me?
Does he know me at all?
Does it shiver?
Always deliver?
Does it know me at all?

Bang! Bang! Goes the night
All wrapped up in the firelight
Don't rock bottom, just listen
Just slow down
Do...now are you ready to go, my lady?
I been waitin' on the boat here,
I been waitin' so long...



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"Mahgeetah" as written by Jim James

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    General Comment:seems like a loving tribute to Jim James' guitar. i'm willing to bet it's the flying v.
    nittanylion0on October 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:"Mahgeetah" is a mondegreen for "my guitar." (If you're uncertain what a "mondegreen" is, just Google it.)

    The song seems to basically be about a guy in a romantic setting with his lady, but all he can think about is his guitar.
    The chorus goes:
    "Can he see me? Does he feel me?
    Does he know me at all?"
    "Does it shiver?
    Always deliver?
    Does it know me at all?"

    The first three lines are spoken from the perspective of the girlfriend, wondering if the guy loves her. The last three lines are spoken from the perspective of the guy, wondering about his guitar. Their minds are on two totally separate things. It's such a guy song, I love it.
    Anyway, after these six lines, Jim James (the lead singer) sings "aaaaaaaaaaaaah, mahgeetah, mahgeetah"
    "Mahgeeta" is a mondegreen for "my guitar." He has said that he did it for no other reason than rock singers just sort of slur their words sometimes in service of the rock.
    Sputnik22on August 26, 2011   Link
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    General Comment:okay....does anyone know anything about why the song's name is mahgeetah? i'm pretty sure it's just a name. i looked it up on wikipedia and googled it. no luck. just to say, this is me and my boyfriend of 1 year and 7 months "song"
    kailatherioton May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:say it real slow-like. fairly certain it's my geetar, or something like that.
    DTOon June 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The lyrics here are a little confused, so i'm gonna adjust them a little..

    sittin' here with me & mine
    all wrapped up in a bottle of wine
    little we can do...
    we gon' see it thru
    somehow
    so, now are you ready to go, my lady?
    i been waitin' on the boat here
    i been waitin' so long

    bang! bang!, goes the night
    all wrapped up in the firelight
    don't 'rock bottom'
    just listen
    just slow down

    'can he see me?
    does he feel me?
    does he know me at all?
    'does it shiver?
    always deliver?
    does it know me at all?

    so, now are you ready to go, my lady?
    i been waitin' on the boat here
    i been waitin' so long

    Ahhh Mahgeetah Mahgeetah
    Ahhh Mahgeetah Mahgeetah.
    ........................

    This song seems to be about a love affair and he's the bit on the side it!
    sweet song.
    SofiaOon January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think it's

    Does HIS shiver, always deliver
    Not...
    Does IT shiver, always deliver
    JimmieNeverDieson December 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Love this song , have no idea what the second verse can be about, lets see some suggestions.
    axround3ron July 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Jimmie, I'm pretty sure it's "Does IT shiver" not "Does HIS shiver" from memory of reading the cd sleeve (it has the lyrics written in it). Hmm someone downloaded the album!
    kida0002on October 21, 2009   Link

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