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Song Parodies -> "See Our Mess"

Original Song Title:

"Be Our Guest"

Parody Song Title:

"See Our Mess"

Parody Written by:

Leo Keough

The Lyrics

Six down, one to go.
Chief of Staff:

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with deepest pride
And greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight
And now we invite you to relax
Let us pull up our chairs as the White House proudly presents -
Your President!

See our mess! See our mess!
Put your service to the test
Chain your ankle to your desk, Mr. Prez
Don't plan on any rest
Not so sure?
Take the tour
You'll be feeling insecure
Plan to save us?

Majority Whip:

It's ambitious

Chief of Staff:

Don't believe me? Ask the Bushes
They don't sing, they don't dance
After all, they blew the chance
And the nation now is feeling quite distressed
Go on, review your platform
Take a glance and then you'll
See our mess
Yes, our mess
See our mess!

Chief of Staff and Cabinet:

Heed the news
Need to pray
Lead us to a brighter day

Chief of Staff:

So prepare to serve with flair
A very wary cabinet!
Not alone
Don't despair
Still the Taliban's not scared
No one yet has found bin Laden
Who knows where the bastard's ploddin'
In Iraq, Pakistan
Maybe in Afghanistan


And there is no time to waste
Must do your best
Come on and move your ass
You've got some bills to pass
To heal our mess

Chief of Staff:

If you're stressed
It's quick action we suggest


See our mess! See our mess! See our mess!
Get these worries off our chest
Let us say for your first move
We've an array; may we suggest:
Credit freeze! Market droop!
Foreclosed owners on the stoop
Mighty dollar in declin-a
Buying all our goods from China
Wasteful pork! Funds misspent!
Corporate mismanagement!
Not enough to make you gloomy and depressed?
You'll want to shut the door
Before we bring you more
So, see our mess!

Chief of Staff:

See our mess!


See our mess!

Press Secretary:

It's a quest! It's a quest!
Sakes alive, you should feel blessed!
Campaign's done and you're the one
You had the backing of the press
They could turn, best beware
See them lurking everywhere
Watch your back and what you're doing
They'll be digging, they'll be viewing
They'll get warm, they'll get hot
"Heaven's sakes! Is that a plot?"
Keep it clean! We want America impressed


We've got a lot to do!

Press Secretary:

It's no fun dump for you
So view your mess!


It's our mess!

Press Secretary:

It's your mess!


It's our mess!
See our mess! See our mess! See our mess!

Chief of Staff:

It's been so unnerving
For the people we are serving
No relief without a chief to count upon
Ah, those good old days when they were hopeful...
Suddenly those good old days were gone
For years they've been rusting
Needing someone to be trusting
Needing expertise, a man who has some skills!
Most days they just laughed about the White House
Shabby, cracked and peeling
Now you're in, there's hope for healing!


See our mess! See our mess!
Your command is our request
It's been years since there's been any leader here
And you're the best
With your grace, with your ease
Yes, indeed, we aim to please
While the honeymoon's still going
Let us help you, hope is growing
Day by day, one by one
'Til folks shout, "Hooray! It's done!"
Then we'll wish to you some much deserved rest
Some day you'll prop your feet up
But for now, let's heat up
See our mess!
See our mess!
See our mess!
Please, heal our mess!

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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 13

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John Barry - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Not real familiar with the OS, but this is impressive.
Jason - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Although I don't know the OS either, I still feel you are becoming an accomplished writer. 555
Agrimorfee - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Let it be known that the above comments about the songs obscurity are jokes, Leo. A good way to impress vets like us is to give us a tried and true tune like "Be Our Guest" and do a darned good job with it, as you have here. What's really great about it is that you didn't make it Obama-centric, and not politically one-sided like many parodies of this ilk. Good job. 555
Guy - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment

Leo - You surely did not mess around with this one. What it lacks in humor it makes up for in its cleverness.
bobpiecheese - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5) Great take on a real doozy of an OS, and thank you for not focusing on the president, rather the state of the country the poor sod's got to deal with. Flawless pacing (to my recollection anyway), 555!
DJ Blaze - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
When presidents attack! Classic. 555
Melanie Lee - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Clever stuff. Reminds me of the MAD Magazine cover of some 10 months ago: Obama taking the Oval Office chair, smoking up a storm while sweating over his extremely high "in" box! 555 approval rating!
Abbott Skelding - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC- Not a big fan of political and Disney this one didn't really do anything for did good, but not my favorite.
Stuart McArthur - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) what Guy said - impressive technique Leo, and no better place to display it than in a BOG parody - I also liked the fact you did the longer version and had the different characters talking like in the OS - 555 - great pacing too, which is a must for this OS
Red Ant - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Props for doing the Broadway version (longer) and keeping this from slamming one party - it's timeless that way. 555.
Below Average Dave - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Intriguing idea Leo. . .Not sure that I could relate it all that well to Obama, but still good dig none the less, and I actually prefer the longer version--like the one you used. fun job.
Matthias - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Yet another Be Our Guest parody done successfully. Good job!
Eliza Bennen - February 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I was just in a play, and it matches pretty well. Its ok I think. Its not the best. You might try to not curse.

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