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Song Lyrics

Copyright 2004 by Bill McCormack Jr.

I Messed Up

A song about our imperfection and the role of mistakes in our lives

I messed up, big time
I’m in time out, again
I threw my rubber ball
Into my Mom’s aquarium

Fish were flip-flopping on the floor
The carpet really stinks
Mom’s mopping up the mess
Fish are swimming in the sink

My Granddad said to me
You need to learn this song
Sing it every time
You do something wrong

Chorus:

I messed up, big time, big time
I’ll just fix it, this time, this time
I’ll get it right, next time, next time
Say I’m sorry, and do my time

I messed up, big time, big time
I’ll just fix it, this time, this time
I’ll get it right, next time, next time
Learn my lesson, and I’ll be fine

Granddad said

We all make mistakes
Our whole life long
Mistakes help us learn
Right from wrong

You’re a good person
Who did the wrong thing
You are not perfect
You’re a human being

I learned my lesson
Said I’m sorry to my Mom
I’ll throw the ball outside
And stay away from the aquarium

Chorus twice