Only Happy When You're Miserable

Songfacts®:

  • This snarling boogie finds Crowell delivering a unabashedly spiteful farewell to someone who's draining the life out of him.

    You're only happy when you're miserable
    I'm all amped up, you're all clamped down
    I've never seen you with your cup half full
    Worst case scenario, yeah that's the girl I know


    Crowell is relishing the chance to tell the soul sucker he's leaving them for good.
  • That's Ringo Starr behind the drum kit. The collaboration came about as a result of a mutual friend trying to get Crowell and Ringo to write something for one of his albums.
  • Uncut magazine asked Crowell if it felt strange having The Beatles drummer playing on his record. He replied: "Ringo's legacy and achievement is intimidating but as a human being he's a gentle, kind soul, funny and smart – he sets you at ease."

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