Misery Loves Company
Emilie Autumn Lyrics


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It's not the time
It's not the place
I'm just another pretty face
So don't come any closer
You're not the first
You're not the last
How many more?
Don't even ask
You're one more dead composer

Do I need you?
Yes and no
Do I want you?
Maybe so
You're getting warm
You're getting warm
You're getting warmer, oh, oh, oh
Did you plan this all along
Did you care if was wrong
Who's getting warmer now
That I'm gone

Misery loves company
And company loves more
More loves everybody else
But hell is others

Misery loves company
And company loves more
More loves everybody else
But hell is others

I'm not for you
You're not for me
I'll kill you first
You wait and see
You devil undercover
You're not a prince
You're not a friend
You're just a child
And in the end
You're one more selfish lover

Do I need you?
Yes and no
Do I want you?
Maybe so
You're getting warm
You're getting warm
You're getting warmer, oh, oh, oh
Did you plan this all along
Did you care if was wrong
Who's getting warmer now
That I'm gone

Misery loves company
And company loves more
More loves everybody else
But hell is others

Misery loves company
And company loves more
More loves everybody else
But hell is others

You're so easy to read
But the book is boring me
You're so easy to read
But the book is boring
You're so easy to read
But the book is boring
Boring, boring, boring, boring, boring
Boring me

Pray for me if you want to
Pray for me if you care
Pray for me f your want to
Pray for me if you dare
Pray for me if you want to
Pray for me if you care
Pray for me if you want to
Pray for me you fucker if you fucking dare

Misery loves company
And company loves more
More loves everybody else
But hell is others

Misery loves company
And company loves more
More loves everybody else
But hell is others

Misery loves company
And company loves more
More loves everybody else
But hell is others

Misery loves company
And company loves more




More loves everybody else
But hell is others

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Emilie Autumn's song "Misery Loves Company" reflect a toxic relationship with a person whom the singer both needs and despises. The first stanza sets the tone by stating that the timing and location of the encounter are irrelevant. The singer recognizes that they are just another desirable person to this individual and doesn't want them to come any closer. The individual in question is not the first or the last to be drawn to the singer, and they will likely be forgotten like all the others. The line "you're one more dead composer" is a metaphor, suggesting that the singer is the conductor of this game, and the other person is a mere instrument in their orchestra, and will end up "dead" or forgotten by the end of the song.


The second stanza is a refrain that emphasizes the ambiguity of the singer's feelings towards their lover. Their need, want, and affection towards this person are all uncertain, but they recognize that they are getting closer to the truth in their relationship. As the song progresses, the singer's disdain for their lover becomes increasingly apparent. They are a "devil undercover," a "selfish lover," and a "child" who doesn't understand the singer's complexity. The most telling lyrics of the song are "You're so easy to read, but the book is boring me." Although the other person is transparent and transparently seeking the singer's approval, the singer is bored with the story and the relationship.


All the while, the refrain keeps repeating that misery loves company and that company loves more, but ultimately, hell is others. The song ends with a profanity-laden call for prayer, challenging the listener's belief in the power of prayer and the concept of a higher power. Overall, the lyrics of "Misery Loves Company" explore the destructive nature of toxic relationships, the power dynamics at play, and the singer's increasing disillusionment with the whole affair.


Line by Line Meaning

It's not the time
This is not the right time to start anything with me.


It's not the place
This is not the right place to start anything with me.


I'm just another pretty face
I'm not interested in anything that is just skin deep.


So don't come any closer
Stay away from me.


You're not the first
I've been through this many times before.


You're not the last
There will be more just like you.


How many more?
I'm tired of this never-ending cycle.


Don't even ask
There's no point in asking; it will always be the same.


You're one more dead composer
You're just another failed attempt at creating something meaningful.


Do I need you?
I'm not sure if I need you or not.


Yes and no
My feelings towards you are mixed.


Do I want you?
I'm not sure if I want you or not.


Maybe so
I have some level of interest in you.


You're getting warm
You're starting to get closer to figuring out my true thoughts and feelings.


You're getting warmer, oh, oh, oh
You're very close to discovering the real me.


Did you plan this all along
Did you have an ulterior motive in pursuing me?


Did you care if was wrong
Did you consider the consequences of your actions?


Who's getting warmer now
Now that I've distanced myself from you, you're starting to see the truth.


That I'm gone
Now that I'm not around, you realize what you've lost.


Misery loves company
People who are unhappy often seek out others in the same situation.


And company loves more
Being around other people can often make you feel better about yourself.


More loves everybody else
People always seem to be more interested in someone else's problems than their own.


But hell is others
Other people can often make life more difficult for you.


I'm not for you
We're not a good match for each other.


You're not for me
We're not a good match for each other.


I'll kill you first
If it comes down to it, I will do whatever it takes to protect myself.


You wait and see
You'll regret messing with me.


You devil undercover
You seem nice on the surface, but I know the truth about you.


You're not a prince
You're not the charming, perfect person you pretended to be.


You're not a friend
We're not really friends, despite what you might think.


You're just a child
You're immature and not ready for a real relationship.


And in the end
Ultimately, it doesn't matter what you do or say.


You're one more selfish lover
You only care about yourself in this relationship.


You're so easy to read
You're very predictable and not very complex.


But the book is boring me
I'm getting tired of this repetitive story.


Boring, boring, boring, boring, boring
I'm really sick of this.


Pray for me if you want to
You can pray for me if you feel like it.


Pray for me if you care
If you really care about me, you can pray for me.


Pray for me f your want to
You can pray for me if you want to.


Pray for me if you dare
Go ahead and pray for me if you have the audacity to do so.


Pray for me you fucker if you fucking dare
You can go ahead and pray for me, but I don't appreciate the way you're speaking to me.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: EMILIE AUTUMN

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