Maybe Maybe Not
Mindy McCready Lyrics


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Uh huh
I had a load in the dryer, I was waitin' at the laudrymat
Sittin' on top of a washin' machine
I could hear the sound of a quarter tumblin' around
I'd left in the pocket of my dirty blue jeans

I reached in just to pull it out
Never thinkin' how it'd burn my hand
It rolled over by the payphone
Ain't it funny where it chose to land

Maybe it's a sign, maybe I should call
To see if everything's alright back in Omaha
Maybe you were right, maybe I'm to blame
Maybe if I try real hard baby I can change

I could do what you say and just grow up
It might be worth a shot
But then again, maybe not

I gathered up my clothes, I didn't even fold 'em
Just stuffed 'em into a pillowcase
I threw 'em in the back seat, jumped in the car
Headed on out to the interstate

I turned on the radio
How'd they know to play our favorite song?
It nearly freaked me out
To hear it on every station I turned on

Maybe it's a sign, maybe I should call
To see if everything's alright back in Omaha
Maybe you were right, maybe I'm to blame
Maybe if I try real hard baby I can change

I could do what you say and just grow up
It might be worth a shot
But then again, maybe not

Oh baby, whoa baby
Maybe not

Maybe it's a sign, maybe I should call
To see if everything's alright back in Omaha
Maybe you were right, maybe I'm to blame
Maybe if I try real hard baby I can change

I could do what you say and just grow up
It might be worth a shot
But then again
But then again, maybe not

Oh baby, whoa baby
Maybe not




Oh oh oh baby
Maybe not

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Mindy McCready's song Maybe Maybe Not describe a woman doing her laundry at a laundromat while reflecting on her past relationship. She finds a quarter in her pocket, but it burns her hand when she tries to retrieve it. As she contemplates calling her ex to see if he's doing okay, she hears their favorite song on the radio. She considers that it might be a sign that she should call him and try to make amends, but then again, maybe not.


The song explores the human tendency to revisit past relationships and question the decisions we've made. The singer wonders if she made a mistake and if there is a chance to fix things with her ex. However, she also acknowledges that taking responsibility for her actions and changing her behavior may be worth a shot, but there's no guarantee it will work out. The song encourages listeners to reflect on their own relationships and consider whether trying to make amends is worth the effort, even if the outcome is uncertain.


Line by Line Meaning

I had a load in the dryer, I was waitin' at the laudrymat
I was doing laundry at the laundromat


Sittin' on top of a washin' machine
I was sitting on top of the washing machine


I could hear the sound of a quarter tumblin' around
I heard a quarter circulating in the washing machine


I'd left in the pocket of my dirty blue jeans
I had forgotten the quarter in my blue jeans pocket


I reached in just to pull it out
I reached to remove it


Never thinkin' how it'd burn my hand
But I didn't expect how hot it was


It rolled over by the payphone
It just dropped by the public phone


Ain't it funny where it chose to land
I found it amusing how it ended up there


Maybe it's a sign, maybe I should call
I thought it could be a sign and wondered if I should call


To see if everything's alright back in Omaha
To check if everything is okay in Omaha


Maybe you were right, maybe I'm to blame
Maybe you were correct, and it is my fault


Maybe if I try real hard baby I can change
Maybe with enough effort, I can change


I could do what you say and just grow up
I could follow your advice and mature up


It might be worth a shot
It could be beneficial to try


But then again, maybe not
Still, it could be fruitless to attempt to change


I gathered up my clothes, I didn't even fold 'em
I collected my clothes, but I didn't even bother folding them


Just stuffed 'em into a pillowcase
I put them in a pillowcase instead


I threw 'em in the back seat, jumped in the car
I tossed them at the back of the car, and then I entered


Headed on out to the interstate
I drove towards the interstate


I turned on the radio
I switched on the radio


How'd they know to play our favorite song?
How come they played our most referred-to tune?


It nearly freaked me out
I almost freaked out


To hear it on every station I turned on
Because it played repeatedly on every station I clicked on


Oh baby, whoa baby
Oh dear, oh dear


Oh oh oh baby
Oh, oh, oh, darling.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JIM COLLINS, MILA MASON

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shawn eldridge

🙋 when I first heard Mindy McCready music I was so blown away by her voice & her songs are like out of this world. Mindy McCready could sing but there was no tomorrow. I had seen her like 7 times in concert and I have to say is this I had a blast, I had fun, I was relaxed, and I had a great time. When you go to a Mindy McCready concert it does not feel like you're at one of her concerts at all. It just feels awesome being right there watching her singing person. Those who has seen her live knows what I'm talking about. Also I will say it is a shame what happened to her. Was not fair and it was not her time to go yet way too young. Mandy McCready had such great talent when it came in singing. Also I have a poster of Mindy McCready on my wall.she had signed it for me. Also I will say Mindy McCready is such a sweetheart as well. She was always sweet kind caring good-hearted down-to-earth person who had a great soul. Now she's up in heaven as a (( 👼 )) also she's making music up in heaven as well.

Lauren Sings...

Can't believe how stunningly beautiful and talented she was... I wish things had gone better for her... 😞

CindyRose76

It is so sad that we lost her so young. She was a great singer and had her whole life before her. She will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Mindy McCready.

Khaled Sahraoui

Yeah, it's really sad what's happened to poor Mindy. I still have faith that she'll get back on her feet and launch the comeback of the century. I met her after a live performance in summer 1996 and she signed my copy of her "Ten Thousand Angels " album. She was very gracious and sweet, and really flattered to know that I'd come all the way across the Atlantic just to see her. She was/is so beautiful. I had a giant teenaged crush on her.

mallory kadake

R.I.P. Mindy-------- her songs helped me out a lot when i was feeling down over the years

Reese Jabs

Very sad ending for such a wonderful singer.

Ashley Sutherland

one of my all time fav. song , me and my friend would sing this on karaoke all the time when we were young and he mom would yell at us to shit-up .. haha good times

Tristan Guevara

Rest in peace, beautiful angel. Prayers for the children.

mcdownt

Mindy is back and doing great, new music in the making, check out her Facebook page

mcdownt

Right on! And she is doing great now, hopefully it will stay that way :)

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