Tell me how many times did you touch her hand
Before you took her to the top of the UT Tower
Before you loaned her to your best friend
Before you dropped her again
And started to see a shrink

I saw her shrink away from the room
Giggle and whisper, march right up and tell me
She loves my hair
Well I cut it myself

A long time's passed, and I don't care where you've been
You bought me maracas when I wanted a mandolin

We put a ping-pong table together on the second date
Played doubles with your roommate and his daschund all night
15-love, 30-love, 40-love, ace
21, 19, Chinese grip
I stayed up framing photos of the '55 Brooklyn Dodgers

My tiny baby memory back to sleeping on the steps
On the welcome mat, the time you never came back
After Busch Light, Natural Light, Lone Star all night

A long time's passed, and I don't care where you've been
You bought me maracas when I wanted a mandolin

It hasn't been so long since I turned 21
You gave me your stepbrother's VCR 'cause you know I love movies
Please don't play them for no one
Please take me out for enchiladas on the lake again

Show me where you did it for the first time again
While we share a beer in the car
And you shush me when I try to sing along again
It's been so long since I turned 25
You dropped in for a second, but I didn't mind that you came empty handed

A long time's passed, and I don't care where you've been
You bought me maracas when I wanted a mandolin

What about all the times you tried on your clothes, I had to say what I thought
I think I'll tell you right now--let the shower run
And run and drink five cups of coffee and try to run

Show me the way 'til you find the photos
Way down all the way to your email and love songs
I'll read them forever and pound my fist out

A long time's passed, and I don't care where you've been
You bought me maracas when I wanted a mandolin



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Mandolin and Maracas song meanings
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