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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 in what to say
I said you do

I said you do
I said you do

Through my eyes I can see
A shooting star
Weavn it's way across the sea
Somewhere from mars
Down the street we would run
To scratch our names in the park
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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    UnregisteredApr 23, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Mango tree conceptualizes the simplicity of life. All we want is a mano tree in our backyard to take a picture with our family. Life is meaningless and simple.
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    UnregisteredAug 14, 2012 at 1:37 am
    This is a love song, but not a conventional love song, its about a childhood sweetheart, really young love. So its like looking back at angus's younger life and just sharing it with stories and stuff.
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    UnregisteredJul 3, 2012 at 4:27 am
    I think the mango tree represents happiness and love
    "you standing next to me, take the picture" means they want to save every moment with eachother
    "caught up in what you say" means that they're hypnotized in love. The next verse is all about them traveling around and being in love having fun. It's a simple and beautiful love song
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    UnregisteredMay 15, 2012 at 5:16 am
    The song is about love, nothing more, nothing less.

    Can i have you?

    Caught up in what to say , i said "you do. "

    She asks for his heart, and he replies by saying that she already has it. They are expressing a mutual feeling of being in love, and the sense of euphoria that comes with it. The song is not about finding some sort of hidden and deep meaning, but instead sweetly and simply proclaims the new found love between two individuals. That in itself makes this song absolutely beautiful.
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    UnregisteredApr 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    To me, its describing the story of a man being materialistic, not worried about anything else and is caught off guard by "her" wanting an emotional attachment/commitment... Something you cant see or touch. Confused and surprised he doesnt object. After time passes he realises theres more to life then owning things like the beauty and experiences life has to offer

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