"Sweet Misery" as written by and Michelle Jacquet Branch....
I was lost
And you were found
You seemed to stand on solid ground

I was weak
And you were strong
And me and my guitar,
we strummed along, oh

[Chorus]
Sweet misery you cause me
That's what you called me
Sweet misery you cause me

I was blind
But oh, how you could see
You saw the beauty in everything, everything and me

I would cry
And you would smile
You'd stay with me a little while

[Chorus]

And in my heart I see, oh
What you're doing to me
And in my heart I see, oh
Just how you wanted it to be
Sweet misery

Oh, whoa

[Chorus]

And in my heart I see, oh
What you're doing to me
And in my heart I see, oh
Just how you wanted it to be
Sweet misery

I was weak
And you were strong
And me and my guitar,
we strummed along


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"Sweet Misery" as written by Michelle Jacquet Branch Michelle Branch

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  • +2
    General Commenti looooove this song. its been my favorite for a while now, as you can tell by my username, haha.
    michelle is such an amazing writer and singer and I have no idea why she isn't more popular.

    anyway, i've always thought this song was about a shy, lonely girl who falls in what she thinks is love for the first time, but it's with a guy who puts her down and makes her feel bad about herself to make himself feel good. at first he appeared "strong" while she was "weak" and he "seemed to stand on solid ground," meaning he seemed so put together, and she needed someone like that. he's screwing with her, and she knows what he's doing, but she feels like she needs him, so she doesn't do anything.
    sweetmiseryx14on May 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like how the intro. kind of sounds like something the Eurythmics would do, kind of 80s adult alternative. Not to mention that it is such a familiar feeling to anyone who has experienced unrequited love...sweet misery. You love to hate it.
    AmoebaCheebaon May 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"and in my heart i see, oh what you're doing to me"

    i love that part. it's like, you can tell a guy is screwing with you. but you don't want to do anything about it because you're almost happy with it.
    krriisttiion February 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song... it's like one of her greatest... why do you say it's "whack"?
    supachikon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah um, whack? not in my opinion..but i like the first version better, the one on "broken Bracelet" not the new one
    *mLe*on June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song. it's my favorite song on the new album.
    kittiE106on July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits such a good song... totally sweet!
    sophie_king88on July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like it but I dont get it!!
    MonkeysRcoolon September 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentboyfriend, crush? like most her songs the accoustic version is far better.
    yoyofellaon March 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmichelle wrote this song in 7th grade in her math class, awesome, huh? i could totally see myself doing something like that. especially in math, i hated math.
    crashnburn5436on May 09, 2004   Link

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