Miss Misery (3:09)

Cover of A Brief History

From A Brief History and 8 other releases

“Miss Misery” is a song by singer-songwriter Elliott Smith who wrote both the music and lyrics. Featured in the closing credits and the soundtrack of the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, the song was nominated for Best Original Song in the 1998 Academy Awards. It is arguably the song for which Smith is best known.

A previous version of “Miss Misery” with different lyrics was recorded in Jackpot! Recording Studio in early 1997 and appears on the 2007 posthumous collection New Moon. The Good Will Hunting version was re-cut at Jackpot!


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I'll fake it through the day with some help
From Johnny Walker Red
And the cold pain behind my eyes
That shoots back through my head

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