"Maybe Misery" as written by and Kevin Truckenmiller....
Can you answer me?
No more time for questioning
My car's outside I want to leave
Don't you think I'm interesting
Well, I'm listening.

Everything's obvious
The way you put your hand on me
The way you talk so easily
The way your lips are glistening
Well, I'm listening.

You get around
You want me
You come around
You need me
This time around
I won't be back at all

Maybe misery is
What I need to keep my sanity
And I don't mean if things don't go my way
I'll be pleased to meet you

And maybe yesterday
Was a day that I could get away
Now today I'm stuck in sanity
And I'm pleased to meet you

Right now I think I'm sane,
But I'm really just anxious
To cross that bridge
The subconscious oasis
Where right is right
And wrong is wrong
And you weren't there
To build me up

You get around
You want me
You come around
You need me
This time around
I won't be back at all

Maybe misery
Is what I need to keep my sanity
And I don't mean if things don't go my way
I'll be pleased to meet you (pleased to meet you)

And maybe yesterday
Was a day that I could get away
Now today I'm stuck in sanity
And I've seen it all
I've seen it all
Many times before

Maybe misery
Is what I need to keep my sanity
And I don't mean if things don't go my way
I'll be pleased to meet you

And maybe yesterday was a day that I could get away
Now today I'm stuck in sanity
And I've seen it all
I've seen it all
Many times before

Maybe misery (many times before)
Is what I need to keep my sanity (many times before)
And I don't mean if things don't go my way (many times before)
I'll be pleased to meet you (many times before)

And maybe yesterday (many times before)
Was a day that I could get away (many times before)
Now today I'm stuck in sanity (many times before)
And I've seen it all
I've seen it all
Many times before


Lyrics submitted by risefromtheashes

"Maybe Misery" as written by Kevin Truckenmiller

Lyrics © TUNECORE INC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Maybe Misery song meanings
Add your thoughts

17 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentbuild me up. no. where did the good part go?
    inanotherplaceon December 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg this song is so amazing...well the beat is...some parts of the lyrics is cool
    punk-gurl22on March 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirstly, I love this song. A lot. Secondly, I can't quite interpret the meaning, but I feel like either he feels as though he's being taunted by a girl who likes him but he is too afraid to make the first move or wants to stay in his misery because it's the comfort he knows, or maybe the girl doesn't actually like him but is pretending to for some reason and he can see through her act?
    I don't know, it's a bit on the confusing side just because the lyrics pretty much jump from one thing to another.Nonetheless, I love this song. Great song.A
    Saraaaon July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk this song is easy. It's about a person who likes another person and this other person likes him/her whatever we will say it's a he for the sake of argument. So he likes this girl he's having a hard time graping that she likes him but she holds up a strong argument "The way you put your hand on me" such lines are the convincing part. Now getting more into the psychology of love affairs, the guy now knowing the girl likes him is getting more worried about the details such as how she flirts and it's obvious of the other guys intentions "You get around" and he just wants to leave with her be alone etc... My car's outside I want to leave" and it's obvious she has played games with him before "This time around" he wouldn't of said that if this was a new thing so it's also obvious shes not as serious as he is so he decides maybe he is better off without her Maybe misery
    Is what I need to keep my sanity" but it always comes back to her "I'll be pleased to meet you " he keeps comming back to her and it just a repetitious
    circle
    tyeon August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgrasping* it's*
    tyeon August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i agree with tye, this is an awesome song, its such a well detailed story. i know how this feels, and its amazing how he identifies the exact feelings, "My car's outside I want to leave,
    Don't you think I'm interesting,
    Well, I'm listening." really sums up the attitude here. and its like he can't just escape, this person is someone he can't get away from, so next time he just wants it to be like they are strangers "I'll be pleased to meet you". awesome song.
    5amon September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, when i listened to the song i thought it was a boy a person who keeps playing games with the narrator. i think he's saying they'd be better strangers and he'd rather be misery without her than insane with her.

    yup. in the end i think he's tired of her around with his feelings.

    anyways. i love this song.
    fadingyamion December 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI pretty much agree with fadingyami. This is how I see it: there's a guy and a girl who are having another fight. The guy is ready to leave, the girl tries to make him stay. The guy knows that he'll be miserable without the girl, but leaves anyway, because whatever the girl is doing, is driving him crazy, so leaving is the only way he can stay sane. And yes, this is an awesome song! My fave Quietdrive song.
    WhiteJasmineon December 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst off i think this song is absolutely amazing.... definitely one of their bests.

    secondly the way i saw this song was that some girl is majorly leading some guy on. the guy is really into her and wants to have a deeper relationship with her and the way she acts toward him shows that shes also into him, but in actuallity its just a game. so the guy keeps getting his hopes up and they keep getting shot down. and every time he finds out hes being lead on he feels this incredible misery and hes sarcastically saying that "maybe misery is what i need to keep my sanity." ive been in a situation like this before and it absolutely sucks. but i just saw this song like this because in the begining he sounds really pissed off at what going on. anyway i dont even really care what the songs about, its still amazing.
    mcgook27on January 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a boy who likes a girl, and when they party and stuff she flirts with him and lead him on to believe there relationship will go somewhere, but she only wants him/needs him when its convient for her, but now hes realizing all that, and he wants to leave her, and stop doin' it, or maybe hes been trying to stop [But this time around
    I won't be back at all] & [And I don't mean if things don't go my way
    I'll be pleased to meet you]

    so like if he leaves, he'll be alone, and if he doesnt find someone right away, or something to take the place of her in his life he'll run back to her...

    and everyday he feels like he missed his chance to get away... but for now he'll be 'pleased to meet her' ... still want to be with her in there "relationship"

    [And maybe yesterday
    Was the day that I could get away
    Now today I'm stuck in sanity
    And I'm pleased to meet you]

    but at this moment he KNOWS he shouldnt be with her...
    [Right now I think I'm sane,
    But I'm really just anxious
    To cross that bridge
    The subconscious oasis
    Where right is right
    And wrong is wrong
    And you aren't there
    To build me up]
    and i think this is saying he knows whats going on btwn them is right,

    with the 'build me up' .. i think that means when she wants him she builds him up // makes him feel good about himself, only to be let down when he once agian realizes she doesnt honestly care about him, and its not right...

    i dont know,... thats just what i think.... i love the beginning... *dont you think im interesting..?* it makes him sound so pathetic/sad/young.. i dont know.. =D
    amy xxon January 31, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain