"Mr. Me" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
Once a boy named Mister Me bemoaned a great regret
I've floundered in the misty sea, but can't abide its mystery
I wound up sad, you bet

So onward go and Edward Ho into the bounding main
Enjoy the show look out below but mind the misty sea
Or end up sad like Mister Me

He ended up sad
He ended up sad
He ended up really, really, really sad
He ended up sad
He ended up sad
He ended up really, really, really sad

So take the hand of Mister Me and mister, make him glad
To swim the Mister Misty Sea and cease the Mister Mystery
That mister, made him sad

He ended up sad
He ended up sad
He ended up really, really, really sad
He ended up sad
He ended up sad
He ended up really, really, really sad

He ended up sad
He ended up sad
He ended up really, really, really sad
He ended up sad
He ended up sad
He ended up really, really, really sad


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"Mr. Me" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentI love this song. When my younger brother was two or three, h used to say things were "sad" when he didn't like them. That's what this song reminds me of with the "He ended up really, really, really sad."
    LittleBriddieon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just Mr. cool. I mean, I challenge anyone to provide a better Mr. sea shanty-esque song.
    Bornyon April 17, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationI always thought this song was about a hippy type who did drugs to get closer to the collective unconscious, thinking it would bring him deeper understanding of the mind.

    So he dove in (did alot of drugs) but realized that he didn't gain any deep understanding, and the misty sea was too deep and vast for him to explore it all.

    So he'd wasted his time and he got depressed knowing that he'd never gain the deep understanding he expected.
    NameGotTakenon January 04, 2012   Link

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