"Missing" as written by Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon....
And as I wander down to where you lay
The blood rushed up to meet the roses
In your hair
I thought I saw you smile
But now I don't see you anywhere
Whispering your love song in my ear
How can you touch me
When you're not really there?

Stumbling out I made my way towards the open door
Climbing fast the sun broad streaming
Laughter down into your empty gaze
Where can I find out
How I want to join in your games
I hear you calling
I hear you...calling calling calling calling
Whispering your love song in my ear
How can you touch me?
How do you really dare?

Lyrics submitted by Canada

"Missing" as written by Simon Le Bon Nick Rhodes

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    General CommentThis is based on a poem. I love this song.
    Canadaon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe the poem is entitled On A Dead Child by Richard Middleton:

    Man proposes, God in His time disposes,
    And so I wander'd up to where you lay,
    A little rose among the little roses,
    And no more dead than they.

    It seemed your childish feet were tired of straying,
    You did not greet me from your flower-strewn bed,
    Yet still I knew that you were only playing--
    Playing at being dead.

    I might have thought that you were really sleeping,
    So quiet lay your eyelids to the sky,
    So still your hair, but surely you were peeping;
    And so I did not cry.

    God knows, and in His proper time disposes,
    And so I smiled and gently called your name,
    Added my rose to your sweet heap of roses,
    And left you to your game.
    laurelinwyntreon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVibrator & a pan

    July 9th, 2007

    Dear Nick, About 20 + years ago, I read an article about Arcadia in BAM magazine. You
    laurelinwyntreon October 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou'd mentioned that the percussionist on the album was emptying his bag of instruments, and you noticed a vibrator and a pan. Anyway, you said that the sound they'd made is on the album, but that the listeners would have to figure it out for themselves. I've always thought the it was on "The Flame." Am I right? Is 20 years long enough to wait for the answer? Looking forward to the new music! Thanks, Tz

    You are extremely patient and therefore, should be regarded. The sound you are hearing in "The Flame" is actually Steve Jordan hitting an ashtray with a stick. David Van Tiegen
    laurelinwyntreon October 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVibrator & a pan

    David Van Tiegen's magic wand was used on the song "Missing."

    from: duranduran.com/wordpress/
    laurelinwyntreon October 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm in love with this song. I can't imagine anybody could possibly hate this song after they hear it. "Missing" is truly a masterpiece that everyone needs to experience at least once in a lifetime. Such a showcase of the talent involved.

    It always gives me goosebumps.
    vlcupperon March 09, 2009   Link

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