Miserable Lie Lyrics

The Smiths


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr
album: Track 3 in album The Smiths
release date: 1984-2-20
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:28
composer: Johnny Marr
lyricist: Morrissey

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So, goodbye
Please stay with your own kind
And I'll stay with mine

There's something against us
It's not time
It's not time
So, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

I know I need hardly say
How much I love your casual way
Oh, but please put your tongue away
A little higher and we're well away
The dark nights are drawing in
And your humor is as black as them
I look at yours, you laugh at mine
And "love" is just a miserable lie
You have destroyed my flower-like life
Not once - twice
You have corrupt my innocent mind
Not once - twice
I know the wind-swept mystical air
It means : I'd like to see your underwear
I recognize that mystical air
It means : I'd like to seize your underwear
What do we get for our trouble and pain ?
Just a rented room in Whalley Range
What do we get for our trouble and pain ?
...Whalley Range !
Into the depths of the criminal world
I followed her ...

I need advice, I need advice
I need advice, I need advice
Nobody ever looks at me twice
Nobody ever looks at me twice

I'm just a country-mile behind
The world

I'm just a country-mile behind
The whole world
Oh oh, oh ...

I'm just a country-mile behind
The world

I'm just a country-mile behind
The whole world
Oh oh, oh ...

Take me when you go
Oh oh, oh...

Take me when you go
Oh oh, oh ...

I need advice, I need advice


Track Listing


Cassette 1
  • 1 Reel Around the Fountain
  • 2 You’ve Got Everything Now
  • 3 Miserable Lie
  • 4 Pretty Girls Make Graves
  • 5 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  • 6 This Charming Man
  • 7 Still Ill
  • 8 Hand in Glove
  • 9 What Difference Does It Make?
  • 10 I Don’t Owe You Anything
  • 11 Suffer Little Children