The song was written at a time when mopeds were popular with teens in the Central Iowa area. It's inspiration comes from Moby Grape's song "Motorcycle Irene" showing a similar song construction. Maurine is Irene's...
She's just 15 on a Yamaha
A screamin' moped machine.
Got her Levis and t-shirt on
and her long, brown hair is clean.
She don't look anything like
Her older sister Irene.

She's cruisin' down main
No need to explain
It's Moped Maurine
Runnin' the lights
Gunnin' that bike
(It's) Moped Maurine

Cruisin' down main with the gang
looking anything but mean.
Sue and Carla, Jill and Betty
Linda and Maurine
Flashing smiles at all the boys
Such a crazy scene.

Just wasting time
You're looking fine
Moped Maurine
Not goin' too fast
Making it last
Moped Maurine

When Maurine goes to sleep at night
she starts to dream
Of the day when she can trade up
to a bigger and better machine.
Go Maurine!

Still out on the streets past nightfall
Up at the crack of dawn.
Her breakfast turns cold, her engine's warming up
Twistin' that throttle on.
If she ever needs some gas
She gets some for a song.

Keeps her runnin'
Keeps the bike hummin'
Moped Maurine
Just no stoppin'
Her Yamahoppin'
Moped Maurine

Runnin' the lights
Gunnin' that bike
Moped Maurine
Just wasting time
You're looking fine
Moped Maurine


Lyrics submitted by THX1136, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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