Misery Business
Supervision Recommended
Released 2007
Genre Pop-Rock
Language English
Length 3:21
Source Rock Band 3
also Nintendo DS setlist
Available October 26, 2010
Playable in
Rock Band 3
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Basic Pro
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Bass 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Drums 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Female singer
Guitar Solo
3-part Harmonies

"Misery Business" is a song by Paramore which is about a mean girl who kind of rules her school and terrorizes everyone. This girl fits the description of a "Prep," who is skinny ("A body like an hourglass"), and is very popular. Lead singer Hayley Williams sings about how being popular doesn't make you great, and how it isn't new ("There are a million other girls who do it just like you"). (thanks, Alex - Lincoln, England)

According to Hayley Williams, the lyrics are based on real events. The song was written to get her high school experience off her chest.

In an interview with the Manchester Evening News August 9, 2007, guitarist Josh Farro described how the background to this song concerned vocalist Hayley Williams enough to post a message on the band's Live Journal page, asking her fans to post what they were ashamed of: "The song is about a girl who ruined one of our friend's lives with sex, using her sexuality to get what she wanted. And it really affected us, watching him crumble. So, when Hayley wrote 'Misery Business,' she posted online how she wanted to encourage our fans not to be scared to say what you feel or what you're ashamed of, because once you do, you're setting yourself free. We had a huge response. There were some people that were embarrassed of using drugs, drinking, or sleeping around or having gay sex. Everything, really. There were a few parents who replied, ashamed of how they raised their kids." (thanks, Natalie - Chicago, IL)

In the music video, Hayley Williams mutilates every part of her existence. (thanks, Keah - Columbus, OH)


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