Song Lyric Sunday: “Misery”

Today’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday is “Hurt/Pain/Agony/Suffer.” Here’s a little song (less than two minutes) by The Beatles from their first album, released in England on the Parlophone label as Please Please Me in 1963 and in the US in 1964 by Vee Jay Records as Introducing… The Beatles! (issued later by Capitol Records as The Early Beatles). It’s called “Misery.” The lyrics page on AZLyrics.com tells us “John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote this song for Helen Shapiro in 1963, when The Beatles supported her on her tour, but her manager declined it. It was then recorded by their tour fellow Kenny Lynch which happened to be the first artist who covered any of The Beatles’ songs.”

The world is treating me bad… Misery

I’m the kind of guy
Who never used to cry
The world is treating 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
Cos 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
Cos everyone can see
Without her I will be in misery (Oh oh oh)
In misery (Ooh ee ooh ooh)
My misery (La la la la la la)

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for May 5, 2019.