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Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - 2011 Remaster

1984Released
3:35

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Awakening from an inebriated slumber, The Smiths' front man, Morrissey, is back to doing what he does best - being miserable! He blames a happy couple, smiling at people he'd much rather "kick in the eye" and the contradiction of being unemployed and depressed, then depressed with a job, for his ongoing woes. An entry from a young Morrissey's diary appeared to act as the precursor to this song: "When I had no job I could pinpoint my depression. But when I did get a job I was still depressed."

This song references Caligula, a Roman Emperor who was infamous for his depraved sex life and incestuous relationships with his sisters. In the context of the song, it would appear a woman has made a sexual advance towards Morrissey that would make even Caligula "blush."

The song title is a nod to the British Pop singer Sandie Shaw's little-known track, "Heaven Knows I'm Missing Him Now." The Smiths were big fans of Shaw and had previously collaborated with her on "Hand in Glove."

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - 2011 Remaster.
F♯Key
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
114BPM

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WM UK
© 1986 Warner Music UK Ltd
℗ 2011 Rhino UK, a division of Warner Music UK Ltd.

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