Everytime I think of you, I always catch my breath
And I'm still standing here, and you're miles away
And I'm wonderin' why you left
And there's a storm that's raging through my frozen heart tonight

I hear your name in certain circles, and it always makes me smile
I spend my time thinkin' about you, and it's almost drivin' me wild
And there's a heart that's breaking down this long distance line tonight

I ain't missing you at all since you've been gone away
I ain't missing you, no matter what the world might say

There's a message in the wire, and I'm sending you this signal tonight
You don't know how desperate I've become
And it looks like I'm losing this fight
In your world I have no meaning, though I'm trying hard to understand
And it's my heart that's breaking down this long distance line tonight

Chorus:
I ain't missing you at all since you've been gone away
I ain't missing you, no matter what my friends say

And there's a message that I'm sending out, like a telegraph to your soul
And if I can't bridge this distance, stop this heartbreak overload

(chorus)

I ain't missing you, I ain't missing you, I can lie to myself

And there's a storm that's raging through my frozen heart tonight

(chorus)

Ain't missing you, I ain't missing you
I ain't missing you, I can lie to myself
Ain't missing you, I ain't missing you
I ain't missing you, I ain't missing you
I ain't missing you, I ain't missing you, ain't missing you, oh no
No matter what my friends might say, I ain't missing you... (to fade)


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  • +11
    General CommentThis song is pretty much about how much you love someone, and you can't seem to get them off your mind and you keep trying to tell yourself "I'm nt missing them, I'm not missing them......." but yet they really do miss that person so much they can't help it!!

    Now THAT is what I call true love, something alot of kids could actually learn about "THIS is love, not getting a new "boyfriend" every two weeks"
    bluestruckon November 05, 2008   Link
  • +9
    General CommentI love that he sounds completely in denial, that's probably why this song is one of the better ballads from the 80s, because the lyrics arent all that typical.

    Very good lines:

    "Everytime I think of you, I always catch my breath"

    "I hear your name in certain circles, and it always makes me smile"
    mirandajuneon August 11, 2008   Link
  • +7
    General CommentThis is about a love sick guy trying to get over the girl he loved. He's trying everything he can, even telling himself that he doesn't miss her when he does, she is still all he thinks about. Simply touching for anyone who has ever been there.
    ChaosFluro24on September 06, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentJohn Waite is a good singer. :)
    redshiftdazzleron December 16, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is hard not to relate to. All I want is to be with her, but she doesn't want the samething. The worst part is that there is nothing I can do to change it.
    Zildjianmanon April 25, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"I hear your name in certain circles, and it always makes me smile" -- I absolutely love that line.
    ABeautifulFrenzyon February 25, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, very touching. I love the sarcasm in the chorus. Great delicate, simple song with beautiful simple piano arppegio and an all round classic 80's love song to it.

    "I hear your name in certain circles, and it always makes me smile" - How poignant is that lyric!
    bkat004on February 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is amazing.

    when it was first released, my dad was working long hours at work and dedicated it over the radio to my mum.

    they split up last year, and since then i haven't been able to listen to it.

    i've recently discovered it after splitting up with someone who i cared for more than she'll ever know...

    i can relate to this song so much. you try your hardest to move on, you pretend to not miss her because you don't want to miss her... but you know deep down, she's all you think about.
    BamLovesMusicon March 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, it is an amazing song

    My girlfriend and self split up last October, although we had not
    planned to do so. Since then I have not been able to get her, or
    this song, out of my mind. I listen to it over and over again.

    So, I keep asking myself.....

    'And I'm still standing here, and you're miles away
    And I'm wonderin' why you left'

    And every day I feel that.........

    'there's a storm that's raging through my frozen heart tonight'

    I try to move on and convince myself that I don't miss her now..........but I do so much

    So - and this is the defing line in the song........... at least for me.........

    ' I ain't missing you, I can lie to myself '
    jonopsloston May 20, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me it is a message from my deceased wife as it suddenly played after her departure and plays on extraordinary occasions.
    Apartbydeathon August 02, 2016   Link

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