"Mango Tree" as written by Angus Stone and Julia Stone....
I wish I had a mango tree
In my backyard
With you standin' next to me
Take the picture
From her lips I heard her say
Can I have you
Caught up on what to say
I said you do

I said you do
I said you do

Through my eyes I can see
A shooting star
Weavin' its way across the sea
Somewhere from mars
Down the street we would run
To scratch our names in the path
Young and free in the sun
Wheels upon the tar
I said you do
I said you do
I said you do
I said you do


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"Mango Tree" as written by Julia Stone Angus Stone

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song brings tears to my eyes i want someone to just say that 2 me
    laceysloveon April 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionIt sounds alot like something Simon & Garfunkel or The Shins would write.
    Yamchaon April 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn reply to 'LittleBunnyFooFoo': Well she says "from her lips I heard her say"
    "can I have you"?

    so he says "i said you do"

    maybe this means she always had him, and does now, and always will.

    I love this song, so innocent and natural. It reminds me of fresh air, fields and the countryside. Young love..
    thisbirdhasflownon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song just means love to me. I love it how you can kind of hear Angus smile at the line;
    'Through my eyes I can see,
    A shooting star'
    Oor maybe it's more that it just makes me smile. I love it!
    Lomiothielon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think the line
    From her lips I heard her say
    Can I have you
    Caught up on what to say
    I said you do
    when angus says i said you do i think he means as she already has him and the lines
    "Young and free in the sun"
    is about being young and the endless days and fun they had.
    jazzzzz.on July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an adorable song. Most of Angus' songs are obscure, and this, being so simple, yet metaphorical in some lines... it's just amazing. When I listen to this, I think of young love, sweet, free and innocent. I love it.
    caitlynnicoleeeon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't get enough of this song. It's so pretty.
    eyelinerloveon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPretty much my favourite song.
    Basically just about young love, I'd guess.
    "From her lips I heard her say
    Can I have you
    Caught up on what to say
    I said you do"
    He doesn't know what else to say because he loves her so much, kinda thing.. Just my thoughts..
    Great song.
    Neshon October 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have so many memories from climbing mango trees too.



    shockdelicaon January 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentto beatmess66's comment- I don't see it as her wishing to have the mango tree and takes pictures of him, I think it's the boy wanting that with the girl since its coming from his perspective. The song is interesting because you can't exactly tell whether they are together or not, the references to the mango tree and the shooting star make me think he is longing for her, and she is insecure whether he wants her as well. Possibly- the part "from her lips I heard her say, can I have you, caught up on what to say, I said you do" is almost like an imaginary conversation that didn't happen between them but rather what they both wish for. They both want to be together but don't know how to say it. The whole carefree and young parts are what he is remembering they used to have since for instance "down the street we would run" is in past tense. They used to be happy in the summer times. He wants to have those times back.
    flynnelevenon February 09, 2011   Link

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