Video: “I’m a mess” – the Valentine’s Day song

Now, before we get started, I have some defending to do.  Since February 2nd, at least one person in our house has been sick.  For myself, I was sick from like the 6th through the 13th.  So, as you can imagine, all of the Valentine's Day planning and shopping that I would normally do went right out the window.  Now, I know what you are thinking, "Hang on Ukulele Guy, you don't strike me as a real planning type.  How can we accept this excuse when you probably wouldn't have done any planning or shopping for Valentine's Day had you been healthy?"  And, my reply to that is "Shut up!"  Sheesh.

So, anyway, once again I'm left with only my once-quick-but-now-dulled-through-years-of-beer wits and my trusty Ukulele.  Thankfully, driving to my oldest son's Valentine's Day party at school I got stopped at a train crossing.  I swear the train must have been 200 freaking cars song.  For some reason I had the radio off so I just started singing "I'm a mess, but I'm your mess" and that got me started.  Unfortunately, it took me until February 15th to finish the song.  But, on the plus side, I actually wrote a bridge for once.  Anyway, here's the video for it.

Now, I'm not sure why you would want the lyrics and chords to this song. I mean, unless your kids are also named Simon and Gus and you also like all the same stuff that I do and you also drink beer and play Nethack till 4am? If those things are true then we need to hang out.

I'm a Mess - Ukulele Guy
Chords:
Ab - 5343
Cm - 0333
Db - 1114
Gdim - 0101
Bbm - 3111 (sometimes 6564)
Fm - 5543 (sometimes 1013)
Eb - 3331 (sometimes 3336)

Bbm  Gdim
Intro

Ab
I am lying on back lookin' up
Cm
not a star in the sky
Db
or a satellite
Gdim
and I wonder why
       Bbm 3111 6564
wonder why-y-y-y-y

Well I can 
Ab
waste time thinking bout stars
Cm
till the early morn
Db
yet year after year I somehow manage to forget
      Gdim
the day you were born

that perfect day that you were born

           Ab
Well I'm a mess
        Fm (5543)
But I'm YOUR mess
                Bbm (6564)
despite all the stupid things I do
    Eb 3331
I'm hopeless-ly
    Eb 3336
craz-y about you

Bb Gdim

Who do you pick
in a battle 'tween a wizard and jedi knight
it's important
that I answer this one right
well I may stay up all night

And when I 
don't get up in time to help with simon and gus
it was just because
the question was too tough
but I answered for the both of us
Chorus


Fm
And even if I said that I tried my best to
Ab
warn you
Fm
There is no way you could know
Ab
what you were getting into
Bb                Fm
I am geek on nerd compounded
Bb Fm
I am dorkiness expounded
Eb
But I'm yours
Bb         Gdim
I'm youuuuurss
and I'm a mess
Chorus

 

  1. Erika says:

    No excuses necessary…ever really…but I love my pretty song – all of them – they make me feel like a million bucks. Happy Valentine’s Day. I sure do love you. And you’re right I did know what I was getting myself into. I love it all.

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