The world is treating me bad, misery
I'm the kind of guy
Who never used to cry
The world is treatin' me bad, misery

I've lost her now for sure
I won't see her no more
It's gonna be a drag, misery

I'll remember all the little things we've done
Can't she see she'll always be the only one, only one

Send her back to me
'Cause everyone can see
Without her I will be in misery

I'll remember all the little things we've done
She'll remember and she'll miss her only one, lonely one

Send her back to me
'Cause everyone can see
Without her I will be in misery (oh oh oh)
In misery (ooh ooh ooh)
My misery (la la la la la la)

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"Misery" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    General CommentMisery can be dated 26/1/63, when Paul and John were backstage at a concert at The Kings Hall, Stoke-on-trent, England, wherewhere they were playing a concert. They went and huddled together and wrote this song.

    "Allan Clarke and Graham Nash helped on that song", remembers Tony Bramwell, then an employer of Brian Epstein. "C + N began throwing in suggestions for lines, while the boys were trying to get it ready for Helen Shapiro."

    "I got on great with them", remembers Shapiro. "John was like a brother to me".
    Bobo192on September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt was by chance that they wrote the song so quickly. John had already written the majority of the lyrics for this song in the form of a poem years before, shortly after his mother was killed by a drunk driver.
    The Great Wokon March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just like this song... even if it is a sad topic.
    EyeMtheWalruson April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Great Wok, I didn't know the lyrics of this song came before the music. It's interesting because it was like that every now and then for John (such as Across the Universe), but Paul had that only happen once (All My Loving).
    vaguehobbiton October 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song was actually written for a female performer to sing (sorry I forget the name), but her label turned it down.

    Great song, so upbeat, especially for a sad topic (losing a girl and wishing you still had her)
    originlon November 06, 2009   Link

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