"Where'd You Go?" as written by and Mike Shinoda....
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 tryna stay by the phone
'Cause 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 much to say
So, I want you to know it's a little fucked up
That I'm stuck here waitin', at times debatin'
Tellin' you that I've had it with you and your career
Me and the rest of the family here singing "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

You know the place where you used to live,
Used to barbeque up 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 a while,
Shit, I find myself just fillin' my time,
Anything to keep the thought of you from my mind,
I'm doin' fine, I plan to keep it that way,
You can call me if you find you have somethin' 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',
Tellin' you that I've had it with you and your career,
Me and the rest of the family here singing, "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 while you're not around, and feeling so useless,
It seems one thing has been true all along,
You don't really know what you got 'til 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'll 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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"Where'd You Go" as written by Mike Shinoda

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  • +2
    General CommentDamn, 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 CommentI 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 CommentActually, 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 CommentOn 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 CommentI 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 CommentI 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 CommentSorry, 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 Commentsame meaning as above... nuff said.. hehe
    Blank Canvason December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI 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 CommentCHEESY? 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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