"Miserablism" as written by and Tennant/lowe....
It seems to me there's something serious beginning
A new approach found to the meaning of life
Deny that happiness is open as an option
And disappointment disappears over night

Say that love is an impossible dream
Face the facts, that's what it's always been
Relax, what you see is what you've seen
What you get, is a new philosophy

(That's what you got, that's what you get)
(That's what you got, that's what you get)

Miserablism, is is and isn't isn't
Miserablism, is is and isn't isn't

Meanwhile your life is still directed as a drama
With realism on the sparsest of sets
Every performance tends to reach the same conclusion
No happy endings but a message to depress
Saying life is an impossible scheme
That's the point of this philosophy

Miserablism, is is and isn't isn't
Miserablism, is is and isn't isn't

But if is wasn't, and isn't were
You can't be sure, but you might find ecstasy

(Oh no)

Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning
(Get, get, get)
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth
You know, life is an impossible scheme
And love an imperceptible dream

(That's what you got, that's what you get)
(That's what you got, that's what you get)

Miserablism, is is and isn't isn't
Miserablism, is is and isn't isn't
Miserablism, is is and isn't isn't
Miserablism, is is and isn't isn't
Miserablism, is is and isn't isn't
Miserablism, is is and isn't isn't
Miserable


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"Miserablism" as written by Neil Tennant Christopher Lowe

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    General CommentThis is the best b-side from PSB at my humble opinion and its lyrics are sensational indeed. Neil wrote about pretentiously conformist & defeatist people in a very ironic way on creating this 'new philosophy' properly called miserabilism - something like "don't try to surmount the bad things that has happened in your life, since you cannot do it by yourself. Just relax and follow your miserable life until the end...".

    And on these lines below, the followers of the 'miserabilism' are advised for not even ask why their lives are so bad 'cos they can find the right answer and then the happiness! Thus, if you really want to own a sad existence on Earth, please, never 'look to the bright side of life', specially because is so classy to pretend to ignore the happiness.

    "But if is wasn't, and isn't were
    You can't be sure, but you might find ecstasy
    (Oh no)
    Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning
    (get get get)
    It shows the world that you've got substance and depth"

    In short: "Be blasé upon the roughness of your own life..."
    circusjuggleron September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is also about Morrissey. Tongue in cheek as he himself as a sense of humour and I'm sure if he took it as a joke would laugh along with Neil and Chris. But I suppose it can be about defeatist and conformist people.
    5cloneon October 13, 2010   Link

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