Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (single)

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THE SMITHS Single
Name Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Release 21 May 1984
Length 3:35
Recorded Fallout Shelter, Hammersmith, London
March 1984
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer John Porter
Art work Viv Nicholson
Vinyl Etching SMITHS INDEED (7" A-side)
ILL FOREVER (7" B-side)
SMITHS PRESUMABLY (12" A-side)
FOREVER ILL (12" B-side)
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #10
Single chronology
Hand In Glove (Sandie Shaw release)
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
William, It Was Really Nothing

Information

Track list

7" Vinyl

UK - [Rough Trade RT 156]

  1. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now – 3:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Suffer Little Children – 5:27 (Morrissey/Marr)

12" Vinyl / CD

UK - [Rough Trade RTT 156 / RTT 156CD]

  1. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now – 3:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Girl Afraid – 2:46 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Suffer Little Children – 5:27 (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour But Heaven knows I'm miserable now I was looking for a job, and then I found a job And Heaven knows I'm miserable now

In my life Why do I give valuable time To people who don't care if I live or I die?

Two lovers entwined pass me by And Heaven knows I'm miserable now I was looking for a job, and then I found a job And Heaven knows I'm miserable now

In my life Why do I give valuable time To people who don't care if I live or I die?

What she asked of me at the end of the day Caligula would have blushed! "You've been in the house too long" she said And I naturally fled

In my life Why do I smile At people who I'd much rather kick in the eye?

I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour But Heaven knows I'm miserable now "Oh, you've been in the house too long" she said And I naturally fled

In my life Oh, why do I give valuable time To people who don't care if I live or I die?

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Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 106

The Smiths live history:

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Play count (Morrissey concert): 0



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Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass Guitar - Andy Rourke
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Engineer - Bob Potter
  • Guitar, Music By - Johnny Marr
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Other [Cover Star] - Viv Nicholson
  • Producer - John Porter
  • Voice, Words By, Sleeve - Morrissey
  • Written-By - Johnny Marr
  • Written-By - Steven Morrissey

Notes

Labels: © 1984 Warner Bros. Music Side B: From the ROUGH TRADE album "The Smiths" (Rough 61)

Back cover: Cover star: VIV NICHOLSON shot from SPEND SPEND SPEND (V Nicholson and Steven Smith) Photograph by courtesy of Syndication International Layout [...] at Ai Recorded at Matrix (London) Feb 1984 ℗ © 1984 ROUGH TRADE RECORDS Ltd.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Cover Star: Viv Nicholson shot from Spend Spend Spend (V Nicholson and Steven Smith) Photograph by courtesy of Syndication International Recorded at Matrix (London), Feb 1984

B2 taken from the Rough Trade Album "[r=370207]" (Rough 61)

© 1984 Warner Bros. Music ℗ © 1984 Rough Trade Records Ltd

Female vocals "Annalisa Jablonska" and the Engineers "Phil Bush", "Neill King" are not credited on this release. "Bob Potter" is credited as engineer on back cover in general (not only for tracks A and B1)

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Wikipedia Information

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"Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths. Released as a single in May 1984, it reached No. 10 on the UK Singles Chart. It was later included on the November 1984 compilation album Hatful of Hollow. It is listed as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.