My Friend Of Misery

Album: Metallica (1991)
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  • You just stood there screaming
    Fearing no one was listening to you
    They say the empty can rattles the most
    The sound of your voice must soothe you
    Hearing only what you want to hear
    And knowing only what you've heard
    You you're smothered in tragedy
    And you're up to save the world

    Misery you insist that the weight of the world
    Should be on your shoulders
    Misery there's much more to life than what you see
    My friend of misery

    You still stood there screaming
    No one caring about these words you tell
    My friend before your voice is gone
    One man's fun is another's hell
    These times are sent to try men's souls
    But something's wrong with all you see
    You, you'll take it on all yourself
    Remember, misery loves company

    Misery you insist that the weight of the world
    Should be on your shoulders
    Misery there's much more to life than what you see
    My friend of misery (my friend of misery)

    Misery you insist that the weight of the world
    Should be on your shoulders
    Misery there's much more to life than what you see
    My friend of misery

    You just stood there screaming, oh
    My friend of misery, yeah, yeah, oh Writer/s: James Alan Hetfield, Jason C. Newsted, Lars Ulrich
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Comments: 10

  • Vk from MeI know it's not true but you can imagine that This song is about Hitler's last days in World War 2
  • George from Allendale I remember this song good too. I was feeling around and grabbed a hold to something and it made me feel weird. Crazy how things happen!
  • AnonymousI love the first solo that James Hetfield plays. It's my favorite Metallica solo.
  • Felix from SwedenOne of my personal favorite Metallica songs.
  • Liam from Beyond The GraveI thought it was about my cousin finding a leech on his leg
  • Fred from SwedenThere are probably not many of us who rates this the best song ever made by Metallica
  • Luis Gomes from UsaThis song has a simple,yet funny meaning: It's about type of people who insist on helping other people while they in reality never fully understand their own problems. That's why misery loves company.
    Papa Het was a lonesome teenager... he knows what he is talking about ;)
  • Zachary from Bristol, CtBut listen to the song and you will see
  • Zachary from Bristol, CtI thought it was about rumors and spreading them and trying to be the attention to everyone, as in you insit the weight of the world should be on your shoulders. And you stand there screaming hoping someone will listen to you.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjThe best thing Jason did for Metallica (besides helping the band continue by replacing cliff). They should have let him contribute more.
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