• This song is about some people lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong knew when he lived in San Francisco.
  • In the song, bassist Mike Dirnt played the bass and farfisa (instrument in the beginning), drummer Tre' Cool played accordion, percussion (bells, bronze drum) and drums, and Billie Joe Armstrong played mandolin and rhythm/lead guitar. The rest was played by Jason White and Green Day's background band. >>
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    Bob - Rio Vista, CA, for above 2

Comments: 5

  • Ily from Wellington, New ZealandThis song is so awesome! It reminds me of somekind of russian folk song and then near the end almost mexican. Fantastic contrast of instruments!
  • Kat from Chicago, IlOh man, this is the only Green Day song which I really love, and it seems hardly anyone else here agrees with me. I can't believe how few comments this one has. The song is so pretty and sad and the instruments are played marvelously.
  • Thomas from Chicago, Il"Misery" reminds me of the beginning "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)" by The Doors.
  • Mathew from Perth, Australiagreat song. love the different instrument used in it. deffinately in my top 10 favourites songs
  • Tom from Mead County, KyMisery is so awsome because of all the different types of instruments that are being played in the song. The solo with the two types of guitar and the countless of different instruments in the backround. This song is about a group of people having there share of drugs and misery.
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