"Missing" as written by and King/simpson/hansen/vinicius De Moraes/lyra....
I prayed heaven today
Would bring its hammer down on me
And pound you out of my head
I can't think with you in it

I dragged all that I owned
Down a dirt road to find you
My shoes worn out and used
They can't take me much farther

Something always takes the place
Of missing pieces
You can take and put together even though
You know there's something missing

The sun burned a hole in my roof
I can't seem to fix it
I hope the rain doesn't come
And wash me down the gutter

She rides in a car like a queen on a card
And the guns of her mind aim a line
Straight at mine to a heart that was broke
Tried to feel but got choked in the smoke of
A desert
A beach with no leisure a night that's so blue
Feed the aching in you and the background
Birds take a flight from the earth
Where the bonfire burns and the night
Current turns on a lifeboat floating
Down a river of sleep
I can't see her hollow eyes
I'm walkin' along with my boots full of rocks
I can't believe these tears were mine
I'll give them to you to put away in a box

Something always takes the place of
Missing pieces you can take and put
Together even though
You know there's something missing
Something always missing always
Someone missing something


Lyrics submitted by Nimbus the Kitten

"Missing" as written by Tracey Thorn Ben Watt

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentI love this song, Beck is such a genius. As others have noted, obviously about femme fatale.

    But I think it's also about how broken people attract other broken people. The evil chick sounds like classic borderline personality type woman. They tend to attract people who are broken themselves. The title "Missing" refers to the fact that she had something missing, and so does this guy.

    Whatever was missing in his life, he uses her to fill the gap. She screws him over and breaks his heart, and all he can do is feel hatred, self absorption and self pity.

    "someone always missing something" - probably ever lover he had was missing something, just like him.

    The perfect music video for this would be cartoon type anima who are each missing something, finding each other, than someone else, than someone else, and on and on. Every character would be missing a piece, borrowing from each new person they came across, then losing a new piece, etc.
    Hawkeye2008on October 02, 2013   Link

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