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So Over You
(written for, and not about, Rorsy)

I was on the rebound when we met, my heart so freshly broken
And there you were, unspoken for, not quite all I was hoping for
But my mind conspired to fix you up, selective sense avoiding
Your faults had some embroid’ing done
’Til you’d become my number one
But time has made the colours fade
The shroud has frayed away
And now the real you is standing there as plain as day
Well, I’m afraid I have to say

That I’m so so so so so over you
It’s time that you finally knew
You’re no longer who had at first enchanted me
How dare you not be all that I imagined you to be
So I’m so ...
I thought that you ought be told
Now my love’s run cold, let me hold somebody new
’Cos I’m oh so over you

But, of course, you’ll hear no word of this
I’ll just say, “You’re a bastard!
You lied to me so dastardly
You cad, you’ve seen the last of me!”
My friends all try to dry my tears
And help me to be strong
But can’t resist the urge to say they knew it all along
You were always Mr Wrong
Now I’m so ...

You’re cast to the past, it’s true
My creative mind had me blind, but now I see
You’re not a patch upon the catch I’d built you up to be
So I’m so ...
Here it ends and we shan’t be friends
While my poor heart mends, let me tend to someone new
Now I’m oh so over you

Well, I’m queen of denial, delusion and dejection
Bumbling from flower to flower for fear of rejection
I’m riding on a vicious cycle, vexed by my own hexes
It’s why I never get along with any of my exes
But, of course, you’ll hear no word of this
I’ll just leave in a huff
And fly into the arms of my next blind romantic’s bluff
But it’s never quite enough
’Cos I’m so ...

Then again, given time, who knows?
When this heartache goes, I may see you as before
Recalling I adore you, God knows, maybe even more
But I’m so ...
Back away, form an orderly queue
’Til I’ve thought this though, let me hold somebody new
’Cos I’m oh so over you.

İMal Webb 2008

I wrote this for (and not about!) my friend Aurora Kurth, who'd asked me to write her "a tragic love song... something Shirley Bassey might sing". It's kind of harsh, but Aurora really works its schizophrenic extremes. I'm hoping to send it to Shirley Bassey one day. I think we all know people like this character and we're all a little bit like her, eh!


Chords! The ukulele fingerings, where C major is 0003 and G minor is 0231, are in brackets.

I was on the rebound when we met, my heart so freshly broken     A (2100) E7 (1202)
And there you were, unspoken for, not quite all I was hoping for     E7 (1202) Dm (2210)
But my mind conspired to fixed you up, selective sense avoiding     A (2100) E7 (1202)
Your faults had some embroiding done     E7 (1202)
Til you'd become my number one     Dm (2210)

But time has made the colours fade    C#m (1102) F#m (2120)
The shroud has fraid away    C#m (1102) F#m (2120)
And now the real you is standing there as plain as day    C#m (1102) F#m (2120) Bm7 (2222)
I'm afraid I have to say    Dm (2210)

That I'm so so so so so over you    A (2100) C# (1110) D (2220)
It's time that you finally knew    E7 (1202) A (2100)
You're no longer who had at first enchanted me    F#7 (3121) Bbo7 (0101) Bm (4222)
How dare you not be all that I imagined you to be     B (4322) B7 (2322) E7 (1202)
Cos I'm so so so so so over you   A (2100) C# (1110) D (2220)
I thought that you ought be told    E7 (1202) A (2100)
Now my love's run cold, let me hold somebody new    F#7 (3121) Bbo7 (0101) Bm (4222) Bm7 (2222)
Cos I'm oh so over you    Dm (2210) E7 (1202) A (2100)

But of course you'll hear no word of this     A (2100) E7 (1202)
I'll just say "You're a bastard!     E7 (1202)
You lied to me so darstedly      E7 (1202)
You cad, you've seen the last of me!"     Dm (2210)

My friends all try to dry my tears     C#m (1102) F#m (2120)
And help me to be strong     C#m (1102) F#m (2120)
But can't resist the urge to say they knew it all along     C#m (1102) F#m (2120) Bm7 (2222)
You were always Mr. Wrong      Dm (2210)

That I'm so so so so so over you    A (2100) C# (1110) D (2220)
It's time that you finally knew    E7 (1202) A (2100)
You're no longer who had at first enchanted me    F#7 (3121) Bbo7 (0101) Bm (4222)
How dare you not be all that I imagined you to be     B (4322) B7 (2322) E7 (1202)
Cos I'm so so so so so over you   A (2100) C# (1110) D (2220)
Here it ends and we shan't be friends    E7 (1202) A (2100)
While my poor heart mends, let me hold somebody new    F#7 (3121) Bbo7 (0101) Bm (4222) Bm7 (2222)
  Now I'm oh so over you    Dm (2210) E7 (1202) A (2100)

I'm queen of denial, delusion and dejection      G (0232) D (2220) G (0232) D (2220)
Bumbling from flower to flower for fear of rejection     G (0232) D (2220) G (0232) D (2220)
I'm riding on a vicious cycle, vexed by my own hexes     E7 (1202) F#m (2120)
It's why I never get along with any of my exes      G (0232) Dm (2210)

Of course you'll hear no word of this     C#m (1102) F#m (2120)
I'll just leave in a huff     C#m (1102) F#m (2120)
And fly into the arms of my next blind romantics bluff     C#m (1102) F#m (2120) Bm7 (2222)
But it's never quite enough... oh....    Dm (2210) Ebm (3321)

'Cos I'm so so so so so over you    Bb (3211) D7 (2221) Eb (0331) or (3331)
  Then again, given time, who knows?    F (2010) Bb (3211)
When this heartbreak goes, I might see you as before    G (0212) Bo7 (1212) Cm (5333)
Recalling I adore you, God knows, maybe even more     C7 (3433) F (2010)           and possibly F7 (2310) on "more"
  But I'm so so so so so over you   Bb (3211) D7 (2221) Eb (0331) or (3331)
  Back away, form an orderly cue    F (2010) Bb (3211)
Til I've thought this though, let me hold somebody new    G (0212) Bo7 (1212) Cm (5333) Cm7 (3333)
Cos I'm oh so over...   Ebm (3321) F (2010)                  or  F7 (2310)
... you F# (3121) Ebm (3321) Bb (3211)