Miserable
by Lit

Album: A Place In The Sun (1999)

Songfacts®:

  • "'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.

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