I step off the train
I'm walking down your street again
And past your door, but you don't live there anymore
It's years since you've been there
Now you've disappeared somewhere, like outer space
You've found some better place

And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain
And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain

Could you be dead?
You always were two steps ahead, of everyone
We'd walk behind while you would run
I look up at your house
And I can almost hear you shout down to me
Where I always used to be

And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain
And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain

Back on the train, I ask why did I come again?
Can I confess, I've been hanging round your old address?
And the years have proved
To offer, nothing since you've moved
You're long gone, but I can't move on

And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain
And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain
And I miss you

I step off the train
I'm walking down your street again
And past your door, I guess you don't live there anymore
It's years since you've been there
Now you've disappeared somewhere, like outer space
You've found some better place

And I miss you,
And I miss you,
You found some better place

And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain
And I miss you, yeah, like the deserts miss the rain
And I miss you, and I miss you
Like the deserts miss the rain
And I miss you, yeah, like the deserts miss the rain
The deserts miss the rain
Like the deserts miss the rain
Like the deserts miss the rain,
Like the deserts miss the rain
And I miss you, yeah, like the deserts miss the rain



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"Missing" as written by Ben Watt, Tracey Thorn

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +4
    General Comment:The loneliness and being lost when they've left you and they moved on...
    Thia007on November 16, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Does anyone know what inspired the artists to write this song? I have been searching for the answer on the web, but no luck...
    W8ndCon March 17, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation:At first I assumed that the girl in the song was missing someone she used to be in love with, but I've read that the song was written about an old friend of Tracey Thorne's who she used to share a house with, who later vanished without a trace. So the song is about missing a former close friend and the times they used to share together. She's finding it hard to move on, and the loss she feels is made worse by the fact she has no idea where that person went, where they are now or if they're even still alive- a real sense of sadness and hopelessness.

    It could be interpreted from a much darker angle, i.e. a proper 'missing person' case, of someone who was reported missing and never found. Or it could just be that the friend moved on abruptly of their own choice without leaving any contact details. Either way, the narrator is still traumatized by her loss even after several years, and keeps travelling to her friend's old house and street in the hope of finding some clues as to what happened to her friend, but never having any luck.

    I can relate to the song as a friend of mine with mental problems suddenly broke off contact after a period of regular communication, and I only found recently that he committed suicide shortly after. Although I've moved on I do still miss the contact and in-depth conversation we used to have.

    Great song anyway- real deep emotion and conjures up some powerful images.
    MaskOfSanityon November 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Well, it changed my life - sort of. I was living in Canada (a Brit), I'd split with my Canadian wife after 17 years and I heard this song one night in a Toronto club. Then I saw the video which is shot in a London street-scape (still trying to place where exactly). Then I bought the album. There was something in the song's lyrics that seemed to be saying 'come home'. I had to start life again from scratch so that's what I did.
    ludlowmortimeron January 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:This lyrics' meaning is pretty obvious, but the music that accompanies them hasn't aged at all. It's a really beutiful song.
    machine411on June 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I heard this song when I was young; sad when you loose someone and can't find them. Nostalgic stuff.
    Lost4nowon December 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Memory:She missed his intestenes, gross??? Ben from EBTG had a disease wherwe they had to pull out his intestenes. STRANGE GIRL Tracey is sad to say good bye to that part of Bens body soooo she save some of his intestenes make them in to 5 rings, 1 each finger of her right hand. She had them on at the EBTG show in Mirtle Beach. You know she sings this song live she crooch down in to a cactus position to sing Desert and jumps up waves her hands to sing Rain, little interpative dance for you. Well shes doing the dance and waves her hands, all 5 rings fly of her fingers in to the pit. Tracy she freak out yells ""BENNY THATS YOU DOWN THERE"" AUdience just scambling to find the rings. Right away 1 + 2 + 3 rings thrown back on stage, 4 + 5 a few minute later. Tracy slips them back on, what a relief huh....... NO well after the show Tracys back stage she look at the rings, can tell 2 of them arent Bens intestenes, run a D.N.A. test shes right! Someone Elses intestenes but whose? All they find in the pit after the concert is Neiko Heavy Duty Bolt Cutters dentalfloos and some ravedrugs.

    I have 1 of the real Ben rings I can prove it ;D
    menerrrcaon June 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:"And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain."

    A few already pointed out that deserts can't "miss" rain since they don't really know it.

    Deserts, however, can yearn for rain. She yearns for the friend she never really had, the friend who was always ahead of everyone, who yelled down to her from the window, who found some better place (more symbolism of superiority/aloofness) without ever saying goodbye.

    We all know people like this, social people who come into our lives, we think we know them, we think we found a true friend, and then they bounce along to some better person or place.

    Bittersweet song. Sometimes you don't miss what you have until it's gone.
    trich daddyon November 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song reminds me of when somebody close to you moves or like when you reminice about a friendship that lasted for a long time and is now gone...
    BLAZINDYMEon April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is a great song. To me, it's about obsessing over a person that you were once involved with. The relationship is over, but you can't seem to let it go, or get the person out of your mind because you loved them so much. I have been there myself.
    jimmyjango2000on May 30, 2002   Link

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