Play this Mess (Chords)

Jan 13 2022 Tab Chords Guitar Lyrics English

These are the official lyrics and chords for the song “Play This Mess”. It’s track #3 from the album “Feast your Eyes on Me”.

One of the simpler, quieter songs. Best played with a leisurely picking pattern, not forcing anything.

As usual with my songs, however, it goes crazy with some chords during the bridge.


This is the “hook” of the song that keeps reappearing at the start, middle, and end.

Song hook (with chords and timing)

Verse 1

Em   C     G
  Hey lady from my memory
I still hear your words in dreams

D   D7      C     G
 Like a map you drew the lines of my intentions

Em D C
Just your voice, dark nights and silent screams

Verse 2

Hey someone who could love me
Say goodbye to all your fears
We can just pretend that I was never here
It’s just that comfort song you hear

Chorus 1

C/B      Cadd9
   Oh darling darling
   You don’t have to make a choice
   If you want to, you can just

Play my voice

   Em D C
On the radio

Verse 3

Hey ghosts hiding in cupboards
Hey monsters under the bed
What’s it like to be feared by so many
Yet never get any respect

Chorus 2

Oh baby baby
You don’t have to be distressed
If you want to
You can just play this mess
On your radio

Hook (5x)

Em  C       G
   All the voices in your head

   All those things I never said

Bridge 1

Em*       D* C/B C* C/B
  We’re bruised, bent, and broken

Em*     D* C/B C* D*
  There’s no use denying

The words finally spoken
My poetic trying all leads to

G* D/F#* Em* D* C*
You ___

Chorus 3

Oh lovely, lovely
I’ll be gone before too long
But if you want to
You can just finish this song
On your own sweet time

Verse 4

Hey parts of you that loved me
Meet the words killed before speak
A stranger’s lips will sing my melody
The cards were dealt and so I yield

Chorus 4

Cause sweetheart, sweetheart
I’ll admit to one more fear
There won’t be songs of mine
That you will ever hear
On the radio


Just play the hook again and again, fading out