Favorite "Lie" Songs #2 - "Miserable Lie"

@teamfreak16 (35111)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 27, 2016 11:30am CST
Eight down, two to go. #2 in my Favorite "Lie" Songs series, songs with some play on the word "Lie" in the title, is "Miserable Lie" by The Smiths. The Smiths, led by guitarist Johnny Marr and vocalist Morrisseey, formed in Manchester, England, in 1982. They were as famous for Morrissey's witty lyrics as they were for Marr's jangly guitar style. And while they managed just four proper albums in five years, they are considered one of the most influential alternative guitar bands of the 1980's. It's worth noting that, according to Wikipedia, all four of those studio albums reached the Top 5 in the UK. "Miserable Lie" appears on the band's eponymous 1983 debut album, which reached #2 on the UK Albums chart. The record has landed on numerous "best albums" lists over the years, including two separate Rolling Stone lists. "Miserable Lie" was not released as a single, and, frankly, might be overshadowed by popular songs such as "Hand in Glove" and "This Charming Man." Yet it is a strong tune on an album full of them. Not a hit, but definitely an all-time favorite Smiths song. Enjoy!
The Smiths - Miserable Lie. From "The Smiths" (1984) I DON'T OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS SONG LYRICS: So goodbye Please stay with your own kind And I'll stay with...
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@FourWalls (9475)
• United States
28 Oct 16
Oh, look, another Smiths song. Hey, I noticed you've never done a top ten Smiths songs countdown (more than a subtle hint)......
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@teamfreak16 (35111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Oct 16
I haven't, have I? I keep using up all their songs on these!
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@JohnRoberts (38710)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Oct 16
Awesome song. What can we say about The Smiths? Sweet 80s memories.
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@teamfreak16 (35111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 Oct 16
And it's probably the one reunion that ain't never going to happen, too. Too bad, I never got to see them.
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@TRBRocks420 (60749)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Oct 16
Good song will be waiting to see who gets the top spot.
@amadeo (46043)
• United States
27 Oct 16
thank you for keeping us update on things
@Ronrybs (7075)
• London, England
27 Oct 16
Recognised the photo, but The Smiths aren't a band I am fond of