I went down to the water (oh oh oh)
With the help of my father
Out of the lake in mid-June
I pulled my car, Mabu
I need an engine that runs

It came down to the wire (oh oh oh)
Put the pump to the tire (oh oh oh)
It gets me hi-igh-igh-igh
It makes her go-o-o-o

Now that she's gone so soon
I need a car like Mabu
And you know, she'll come around (oh oh oh)
I need an engine that runs

I drive my car through lakes and lagoons, oh oh oh (oh oh oh)
I drive my car, my car Mabu, oh oh oh

And I know, when she's gone I swear I'll change
I need a car (I miss her anyway)
I need an engine that runs