"'Miserable' is basically about feeling like you need something really bad, and when you have it, it makes you feel like s--t," Lit's lead vocalist, A. Jay Popoff, tells Billboard. "Some people feel it's about a person, but it's not necessarily. It can be about addiction."
Pamela Anderson stars as a bikini-clad giant in the music video, directed by Evan Bernard. The miniature-looking band performs the song while perched on Anderson's rear until, one-by-one, they meet their doom.
The guys met Anderson while guesting on her action TV series V.I.P. (episode: "Hard Val's Night"). Popoff recalls: "During that time, we spent a lot of time with Pamela. Then we got the treatment for the video that said we'd be performing on a giant woman. We thought it sounded cheesy at first, but not if we could get Pamela to do it. She was totally into it."
This song opens with a bit of misdirection:
You make me come... You make me complete... You make me completely miserable.
This was used on the TV series Roswell in the 2000 episode "The Convention."
Along with "My Own Worst Enemy," this was featured in the 2016 action comedy Central Intelligence, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.
This peaked at #3 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.