Album: Please Please Me (1963)
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  • The world is treating me bad, misery
    I'm the kind of guy
    Who never used to cry
    The world is treatin' me bad, misery

    I've lost her now for sure
    I won't see her no more
    It's gonna be a drag, misery

    I'll remember all the little things we've done
    Can't she see she'll always be the only one, only one

    Send her back to me
    'Cause everyone can see
    Without her I will be in misery

    I'll remember all the little things we've done
    She'll remember and she'll miss her only one, lonely one

    Send her back to me
    'Cause everyone can see
    Without her I will be in misery (oh oh oh)
    In misery (ooh ooh ooh)
    My misery (la la la la la la) Writer/s: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 26

  • The Great Wok from Pensacola, FlI'm still working on the Beatles book! lol
  • Jennifur Sunused to have the old Ep and love the piano part too
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlGreat song! It's just so catchy. Great sing along:) lol
  • Nowhere Man from Nowhere Land, WaI like the piano part.
  • Daevid from Glendale, CaI think it's ironic that the melody to "Misery" is actually a happy little tune despite such melancholy lyrics.
    A great early contribution in their unprecidented songwriting careers.
  • Bianca Sanchez from Alburquerque, Nmi Love when Paul and John sing "SHend her back to me." i Love that Great song, one of my favourites
  • The Great Wok from Longview, TxThe Great Wok Jr. no longer lives with The Great Wok! lol
  • Kayla from Nashville, Tni love this song its a sweet song
  • The Great Wok from Longview, Txwell it may look like im the great wok(my last comment but im actually the great wok Jr. living with the great wok ;)
  • The Great Wok from Longview, Txi definetly agree with the great wok its make more sense than anything ive heard so far
  • The Great Wok from Longview, TxRoman, I doubt very much that you'll find my comments regarding the meaning or inspiration behind the song "Misery" documented in any publication. But stay tuned, I'm working on a book that will cover this song as well as other Beatle tunes. Lee, I'm sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, but I'm sure you'll always feel her presence through the sound of music (such as the song Misery)and other precious memories you have a her.
  • Catherine from Essex, United Kingdomi think this songs amazing, like every single beatles song, but its not my favourite on the album. i think the please please me album is underrated . the beatles are all equal and wil live forever
  • Steve from Fenton, MoA nice song by John. It used to be one of my favorites on the old Beatles cartoon show on Saturday morning.
  • John from Gainesville, FlI've never heard the realtionship with John's mom's death... Interesting. And yes, I LOVE this song!!!
  • Asef from Silkeborg, DenmarkThe song appears on two Beatles albums:"Please please me" and on the American version of "Rarities".
  • Joe from Lethbridge, CanadaI love this song. I think it's my favourite pre-1966.
  • Ian from Lethbridge, CanadaReally? Cool! Someone else said that Can't Buy Me Love was the first song entered.
  • Arthur from Sydney, AustraliaThe third song entered into the Songfacts database.
  • Lee from Clearwater, FlMy mother and I used to sing this song together from the time I was 13 until 56. We sort of bonded with that song. She passed away this year, and the song will always remind me of her. I was amazed by what The Great wok wrote. I thought I was the only person who equated the song to a/my/johns mother.
  • Carlos from Milpitas, CaHas anybody else heard Placebo's "Special K?" The part where they sing "Gravity, no escaping gravity"(at 1:36) sounds like the part where the Beatles sing "Misery." I think I'm crazy.
  • Roman from Vilnius, Otherquestion about comments of: The Great wok, Longview, TX
    from where did you took that fact? I can't find anything like this in any Guide i ever had...
  • Barry from New York, NcAlthough it sounds like a Lennon solo vocal, both Lennon and McCartney are singing with matching voices. Another simply amazing Beatles phenomenon that no other group has matched before or since.
    LISTEN TO THE SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Mauricio from Hanford, CaAwsome song, but sad.
  • Benjamin from Cheverly, MdAn average song, the piano just doesn't fit
  • The Great Wok from Longview, TxThe tempo of the song effectively hides the meaning of the song. The song makes reference to the untimely death of Julia Lennon, John's mother and expresses John's feelings about losing her for good this time....."I've lost her now for sure.....I won't see her no more." The song even hints that John may have prayed for her with a lyric such as...."send her back to me".
  • Fred from Summit, NeWhen Helen's manager turned the song down, it was offered to Kenny Lynch, who was appearing on the same tour. It became the first Beatle song to be recorded by a non-Beatle. However, the song's performance was disappointing, leading only to "Misery"...
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