Here I am
Red high heels
Yellow dress
Perfect nails
Lips like velvet
Don’t you want me, baby?

I’ve been here and back again
It never answers anything
Where was I when they handed out the knowing you are loved?

Don’t it get lonely out there, little darling
Well come on home
I’ll be here with open arms
To hold you
When you arrive
I’ll be here with open arms
To show you
Where you belong
If you’re missing come on home

Been undone
I’ve seen it all
Still somehow I refuse to kick this carnivore to the wall
Traveled here a thousand years
It’s a wonder my heart stills heals and beats and feels
It does anything at all

Don’t it get lonely out there, little darling
Well come on home
I’ll be here with open arms
To hold you
When you arrive
I’ll be here with open arms
To show you
Where you belong
If you’re missing come on home

Don’t it get lonely out there, little darling
Well come on home
I’ll be here with open arms
To hold you
When you arrive
I’ll be here with open arms
To show you
Where you belong
If you’re missing come on home


Lyrics submitted by Joypiter

If You're Missing (Come On Home) song meanings
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    General CommentWhere was I when they handed out the knowing you are loved?

    My favorite line of the song.

    Otherwise I think it's pretty self explanitory, she's speaking of a loved one that's been away for awhile and how she's waiting for them to come back. My guess would be that this is about her husband Michael when he's on tour with his band Enation & how much she misses him,
    AKellyon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's about him necessarily. She said on the tour, before she sang this song, that when she is far away from home, she knows that it is still always there and if she gets too caught up in the glam, she can always think back to her home and know that she can always go back there. If she starts missing it too much, it's still never that far away.

    Joy said: "Right when I started feeling a little caught up in the Hollywood thing and I didn't wanna feel that way anymore so I reminded myself of who I was so i wrote this."
    Joypiteron July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like joypiter's interpretation of the song. I love this song so much.
    wolf cubon November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJoy said in an interview that this song was really about her relationship with God. That when she felt that she was losing herself that she looked back to him and he brought her back home. Joypiter is right, she wrote this song before she and Michael were ever dating.
    MusicJunkie3on January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhere was I when they handed out the 'knowing you are loved?'

    I love this lyric
    maybextomorrowon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen I met Joy after the Detroit OTH tour, we talked about some of her songs.

    When I mentioned this one, she informed me she wrote it while filming the formal episode of OTH in 2x09. If you look at what Haley's wearing in the episode, this describes it perfectly:
    "Red high heels
    Yellow dress
    Perfect nails
    Lips like velvet"
    mela23on June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJoy said in an interview that this song was a dialogue between her and God. As I can see. God's the chorus...
    misshallieon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmela23, you're absolutely right. My friend asked her the same question on the OTH tour about this song, and another one of her songs. Joy told her that this song and Then Slowly Grows (Come To Me) were both written during filming of 209. This is a beautiful song, and Joy's voice is absolutely angelic as always. I do think you can see this song in more than one way, and I can definitely see the connection to God.
    *nygirl*on May 24, 2008   Link

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