"Missing" as written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody and David Hodges....
Please, please forgive me,
But I won't be home again.
Maybe someday you'll have woke up,
And, barely conscious, you'll say to no one:
"Isn't something missing?"

You won't cry for my absence, I know
You forgot me long ago.
Am I that unimportant?
Am I so insignificant?
Isn't something missing?
Isn't someone missing me?

[Chorus]
Even though I'm the sacrifice,
You won't try for me, not now.
Though I'd die to know you love me,
I'm all alone.
Isn't someone missing me?

Please, please forgive me,
But I won't be home again.
I know what you do to yourself,
I breathe deep and cry out:
"Isn't something missing?
Isn't someone missing me?"

[Chorus]

And if I bleed, I'll bleed,
Knowing you don't care.
And if I sleep just to dream of you
And wake without you there,
Isn't something missing?
Isn't something

[Chorus]


Lyrics submitted by Happy_Bunny, edited by Emmie2417, julesm, sofieaameliea

"Missing" as written by Han Joon Bae, Han No Lee, Sung Soo Lee, Eun Kyu N Lee, Jae Hyun N Lee

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Chrysalis One Music

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  • +4
    General CommentI think the meaning of this song is based around the need for some sort of recognition in a relationship. The author is giving out a cry for help to a lover/friend. Its about waking up to realise that the person you love may not love you. Even though you love them with all your heart they don't seem to notice anymore. The author has had enough and is leaving, but is hopeful that one day her lover will realise what they let go. But for now it is like he/she doesn't exist. Everything that they have given up for this person has been for nothing. I think in the end it is a song about the pain of loving someone so completely, yet not having the love returned.
    thadius30on May 11, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMissing is about a girl who has been badly wronged by a guy in which she loved. ANd is now wagering with herself the fact of leaving him and it all behind.She still in heart and harsh reality loves this man. Yet in truth can not be with him anymore. She has put up with the pain long enough. Yet she is also talking about takeing her own life by suciede. She feels like she is not loved by no one, all alone, lost in a world that can no longer be hers. She is twisted in morbid caos. And left to wonder if she can escape the pain she is feeling. Only wishing in heart someone can reach out to her and pull her back from the world she is in. The pian that lives inside her mind of so many long lost feelings of her past. How she would give anything for just one ounce of love and compassion. Yet in it all she wakes up to a world where there is nothing more than hate,anger, and creed. She is living in a dream yet knowing the reality that it in front of her. Mainly she is just in a war with herself and her emotions. She can't find her way out.. and yet the best way for her at the time looks to be suciede. She wants to escape that pain and those hardened feelings. She wants to let it all go. And only pray for the moment when someone may see the hurt that lies within. And save her from her darkened voyage yet to come!!
    DRAMAGAL03on April 28, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's sung from the point of view of Jesus Christ, to someone who has lost faith in him.

    "I won't be home again
    Maybe someday you'll look up,
    And barely conscious, you'll say to no one
    Isn't something missing?"

    Jesus is saying "I will leave you as you wish, but see how far you get without my guidance".

    "You forgot me long ago. Am I that unimportant? Am I so insignificant?"

    More emphasis on how much this person has lost faith in him.

    "Even though I'm the sacrifice
    You won't cry for me, not now
    Though I'd die to know you love me
    I'm all alone."

    Even though he's given his life, the greatest sacrifice ever, for this person, he's still not receiving any love from them.

    "And if I bleed, I'll bleed
    Knowing you don't care."

    That's what I'm pretty sure this song is about.
    Dark Artiston July 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentseems to me like a spiteful song, really. you don't want me, fine. i'll just go away. i'll die. you won't care.
    ragnarok628on May 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti have to agree with thadius30 this is about realising that the person that you're in love with just doesn't care for you in even remotly the same way, i have a few friends who are in those relationships currently, it's rough to watch someone in that situation, and yet it is such a commen thing.... i think that "please please forgive me" line is kind of her wish that if she does leave he'll feel bad, but she knows he won't
    dustytigeron June 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about someone feeling unwanted and unloved so they leave and runaway knowing that no one will realise your gone and that you could kill yourself and that they still would not realise that you were there
    emblenjon June 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHey everyone ;) For some reason...this song reminds me of *ME* ...and the way i see it is, i think of it as a girl who is feeling unwanted at home, her parents and/or parent doesn't give her any recognition, for example "But I won't be home again." "Thought i'd die to know you love me, i'm all alone" these words to me describe a lost little girl who feels unloved, knowing that her parents or noone there cares about her. (it sounds strange to you probably) i know, but this is just the meaning and the energy that the song gives off to me...but you all have interesting opinions aswell.
    xXBrokenXxon June 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song sounds as though its written from the viewpoint of someone who just killed themself. The person did it becuase they didn't feel loved or noticed, and now the person sees that she was right. No one notices shes "missing" and she's calling out from beyond the grave to thoe who should notice, "isn't something missing?"
    Tjnon October 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsomething i feel a lot of people look past is
    "Please, please forgive me,
    But I won't be home again.
    I know what you do to yourself,
    Breathe deep and cry out"

    i feel the obviousness behind her leaving because she is being neglected, but why? it sounds like this person is stuck in addiction/distraction to the point where they are completely internal and she is suffering because of this.
    raynebowlocketon August 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningi can totally relate to this song right now, im so in love with this girl, and i've shown her that i'd do anything for her, and i've given more of myself to her than anyone else in the world, she just doesn't seem to care how i feel, it's like im not even there, even worse is that she is flirting almost constantly with one of my best friends right in front of me and only hangs out with me to get to him, i've finally decided that even though it's gonna kill me, im just gonna leave her alone from now on and move on with my life

    Please, please forgive me,
    But I won't be home again.
    Maybe someday you'll look up,
    And, barely conscious, you'll say to no one:
    "Isn't something missing?"
    (someday she's gonna regret that she let me go, knowing that i would've done anything for her)

    You won't cry for my absence, I know
    You forgot me long ago.
    Am I that unimportant...?
    Am I so insignificant...?
    Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?
    (this is how i feel right now, i know that even though im torn to shreds right now, i know that she's just fine and doesn't care about me. after we had an argument a few days ago, all of my friends stopped talking to me like it was my fault she doesn't love me, im wondering now if they've noticed that something is missing, or if they're missing me at all)

    Even though I'm the sacrifice,
    You won't try for me, not now.
    Though I'd die to know you love me,
    I'm all alone.
    Isn't someone missing me?
    (i sacrificed pretty much all of myself for her, i gave her my time and my heart, two things that i can never fully get back, i know that she'll never try to make things work between us, even though i'd literally die right now just to know that she ever loved me or even cared a little bit about me, i know now that she never did and her friendship was just a lie)

    And if I bleed, I'll bleed,
    Knowing you don't care.
    And if I sleep just to dream of you
    And wake without you there,
    Isn't something missing?
    Isn't something...
    (this one is also pretty self explanatory, if i was to cut or kill myself, i know that she probably wouldn't even show up to my funeral if i died, and every night when i finally do sleep, she's always in my dreams, but i know that when i wake up, she was never there and never will be)

    so Jessica, "please please forgive me, but i won't be home again" maybe someday you'll see that we were perfect for each other, but you were just too blind to see just how much i loved you
    boredperson24on February 21, 2009   Link

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