"The Missing" as written by and Richard Michael Patrick....
Hey god told us that we made
a very big sin
You don't know where
to begin

He says turn the other cheek
but that seems kind of weak
I just want to beat up
beat up the meek

He says you be a better man
if you'd stick with the plan
But I don't think I can
not with that kind of man

You love to be cruel
You love to be cruel
I'm not a good tool
'Cause you love to be cruel

What now?
The cross has been greased
but I don't feel the heat
nor the peace in the street
everybody feels it
So just bury it in the pit
with the best of the sick
ideological shit

You love to be cruel
You love to be cruel
I'm not a good tool
'Cause you love to be cruel

You love to be cruel
You love to be cruel
You love to be cruel
You love to be cruel


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"The Missing" as written by Richard Michael Patrick

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    General CommentI love this song.... this song has feeling
    EvilTCellon July 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsounds like he's angry at god and doesn't understand religion.
    they made that very clear in short bus, anyway, so this one is just more metaphoric.
    rtilon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI remember Richerd saying it was about 9/11 and how one can't sometimes feel G-d in such a tragedy.
    Oneye-2on February 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow, that's really interesting. i'm still confused about "what now? the cross has been greased" part.
    rtilon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDefinately about Religion. I am an ex-JW and can relate my experiences in the religion to this song. One of my favorite Filter songs to date.
    Agreenmachineon March 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"What now? The cross has been greased" - Greased, as in, prepared (like a tray for cooking), for Jesus' sacrifice (a la roasting). Basically this line seems to be saying that even though Jesus supposedly sacrificed himself for the greater good of humanity...Richard Patrick does not seem that greater good manifesting itself in the current situation of the world, especially post 9/11. Hence, God must "love to be cruel."
    godscowardon January 04, 2007   Link

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