Mangoes are dropping off the trees here in Florida! I love them, but I learned the hard way that the skin can be toxic like poison ivy. The lyrics are my story.
Yesterday at the market where @AndyGetch and I played music, I was eating a mango that another musician had peeled. I explained how I'm susceptible to mango lips, and Andy said he expected a 50/90 song from me about that. So here it is.
When I moved to Florida, had a lot to learn
In Ohio, no need for concern about mango lips
It’s an affliction all too real
I’m sensitive and I know how it feels
To have mango lips
I can eat the fruit, let the juice run down my chin
But I can’t have nothing to do with the mango skin
Thought it was the summer heat causing that rash
Underneath my moustache
But it was mango lips
But I kept on eating, so delicious
Like I said, I’m from Ohio so I wasn’t suspicious
About mango lips
Then a native told me, what you got has a name
And my wise pal Google told me the same
Thought the harmonica might be the reason why
Sometimes I play til my lips are dry
I can still eat the fruit I love
But I only touch the skin with gloves
No more mango lips
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