Where'd you go? I miss you so.
Seems like it's been forever that you've been gone...

She said some days I feel like shit.
Some days I wanna quit and just be normal for a bit.
I don't understand why you have to always be gone,
I get along, but the trips always feel so long.
And I find myself tryin' to stay by the phone,
Cuz your voice always helps me when I feel so alone.
But I feel like an idiot workin' my day around the call
But when I pick up I don't have what you say, so...

I want you to know it's a little fucked up,
That I'm stuck here waitin', at times debatin',
Telling you that I've had it with you and your career,
Me and the rest of the family here singin',
Where'd you go? I miss you so.
Seems like it's been forever that you've been gone.
Where'd you go? I miss you so.
Seems like it's been forever that you've been gone.
Please come back home.

Come back home, you know, the place where you used to live?
Used to barbecue burgers and ribs?
Used to have a little party every Halloween with candy by the pile?
But now, you only stop by every once in awhile...shit...
I find myself just fillin' my time,
Do anything to keep the thought of you from my mind.
I'm doing fine, and I'm planning to keep it that way.
And you can call me if you find that you have something to say.

And I'll tell you, I want you to know it's a little fucked up,
That I'm stuck here waitin', at times debatin',
Telling you that I've had it with you and your career,
Me and the rest of the family here singin',
Where'd you go? I miss you so.
Seems like it's been forever that you've been gone.
Where'd you go? I miss you so.
Seems like it's been forever that you've been gone.
Please come back home.

I want you to know it's a little fucked up,
That I'm stuck here waitin', no longer debatin',
Tired of sittin' and hatin' and makin' these excuses for why you're not around, and feelin' so useless.
It seems one thing has been true all along,
You don't really know what you've got till it's gone.
I guess I've had it with you and your career.
When you come back, I won't be here, and you can sing it.

Where'd you go? I miss you so.
Seems like it's been forever that you've been gone.
Where'd you go? I miss you so.
Seems like it's been forever that you've been gone.
Please come back home.
Please come back home.
Please come back home.
Please come back home.
Please come back home.



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  • +2
    General Comment:Damn, I submitted the lyrics for this song yesterday, and mine were better.

    It's quite obviously about his girl (wife actually), sung by him on her behalf, and how she takes him always being away on tours and stuff. I highly doubt the last verse is actually true, just what he thinks she would do if she did want out. His wife, Anna, probably just went, "aww... I still love you..." when she heard the song.

    The chorus is sung by Kelly Brook if you've ever wondered...
    Bryn2587on December 05, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I bought the album and my sister jacked it from me and plays this song nonstop in her car!

    Mike said his wife cried when he let her hear it the first time. I like that he wrote it on her behalf. She probably realized that he does listen to her when she complains to him, lol.
    Angelbabe531on December 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Actually, the vocalist is Holly Brook :)

    I agree with Bryn2587, it's about Mike (Shinoda) always being on tour and his wife missing him.
    enjoythesilenceon December 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:On the DVD of the special edition of The Rising Tied, Mike says a thing or two about the song. He says that there's a lot of songs from the point of view of those who go on tour, missing their loved ones back home, but not many from the position of those left behind, who feel frustrated and underappreciated, like they're second best after the person's career. I think he sums up this song's meaning nicely.
    L-Kyneon December 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I really love the beautiful intro for this song, but the rest of it is just... meh. The first time I listened to it in an AMV on Youtube, it kind of surprised me on its transition from longing to bitterness.
    But I like its message, about missing someone and having to put up with that. It's just not my cup of tea.
    Wiltedon July 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I really love this song, there is so much reference to how great the men that fight for our country are for doing what they do, which is true. But they never really talk about what making a decision like that does to the person's family. This song really gets into the emotion of that.

    Throughout the song you can understand what it's like for the person ( I'm thinking it's a girlfriend or wife) missing their deployed loved one, but also that the whole thing is just fucked up.

    She spends her whole life thinking about it, trying to live normal but really feels it's so fucked up and wants to be normal, and she stays by the phone waiting for the phonecall but what can she really say? that she misses him? he knows that. She is always debating with herself if she should stay and wait around for him or leave but she loves him.

    and she remembers the way things used to be, but it seems he cares more about his career than the family itself. so at the end she ends up leaving, and he is left to ask 'Where'd you go?'
    BriannaCineon February 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Sorry, my bad. I had just finished talking to a Kelly and I guess it stuck.

    Check her out at hollybrookmusic.com
    Bryn2587on December 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:same meaning as above... nuff said.. hehe
    Blank Canvason December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this song, so much meaning to it ( unlike some songs put out by other rappers ) All of Fort Minors music have a meaning to it that does'nt deal with sex, I like that. ^_^
    madd_elibberon December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:CHEESY? This song is so sweet. As I said, unlike so many songs by other peoples. I just like this because its just..... just so sweet! And the first line is catchy, "She said some days I feel like shit." lol, I actually like that part, its just, I don't know.......
    goth_blondeon December 20, 2005   Link

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