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"Complete Mess" (styled in all caps) is a single by 5 Seconds of Summer. It was released on 2 March 2022 and is the lead single for their upcoming fifth studio album, 5SOS5.

Announcement[]

An informal announcement of the song was made on February 18th 2022, when the band sent a magazine to a fan and retweeted a tweet she made about the song’s title and release date. However, the official announcement was made via Instagram post a week later, on February 25th, alongside the official cover art of the song.

5 Seconds of Summer have been teasing the song for a while before its release. The first two snippets were via 5SOS' TikTok, on February 19th and February 20th. A few days later, they started posting the snippets on their Twitter. The first ones, on February 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th, were all instrumental. On March 1st, a day before the song’s release, the band posted the last snippet, that revealed part of the lyrics for “Complete Mess”.

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1: Luke]
Caught up in Heaven, but your Heaven ain't the same
And I've never been a saint, have I?
This evanescence always fleeting like a flame
But I'm never one to change, am I?

[Pre-Chorus: Luke]
Call it a lesson when I feel you slide away
And I'm missin' out on half my life

[Chorus: All]
Oh, you make me complete
You make me complete
You make me a complete mess
Oh, you make me complete
You make me complete
You make me a complete mess

[Verse 2: Calum with Michael]
Hang on to moments like they'll never drift away
'Cause you'll never get to say goodbye
I ask no questions as your colours take their hold
As my darkness turns to gold inside

[Pre-Chorus: Calum with Michael]
I learned my lesson when I felt you slip away
And I'm missing out on half my life

[Chorus: All]
Oh, you make me complete
You make me complete
You make me a complete mess
Oh, you make me complete
You make me complete
You make me a complete mess

[Bridge: Luke]
(You make me a complete mess)
(You make me a complete mess)

[Breakdown: Michael]
Caught up in Heaven, but your Heaven ain't the same
But I've never been a saint, have I?

[Chorus: All, Michael, Ashton & Calum]
Oh, you make me complete
You make me complete (You make me complete)
You make me a complete mess
Oh, you make me complete (You make me complete)
You make me complete (You make me complete)
You make me a complete mess

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