"Missing" as written by Sameer Bhattacharya, James Culpepper, Jared Hartmann, Lacey Nicole Sturm and Kirkpatrick Seals....
I saw your queen
Swam out below her star on sea beneath
Though I lifted up my hands to her
She never lifted me

Oh something's missing in me
I felt it deep within me
As lovers left me to bleed alone
Found something sweet
On the island with the daughters of eve
But through thick and thin they've gone away
And only left their grief

Oh, something's missing in me
I felt it deep within me
As lovers left me to bleed alone

Something's missing in me
I felt it deep within me
As lovers left me to bleed alone

Something's missing in me
Something's missing in me

Down here love wasn't meant to be
It wasn't meant to be for me
All is vanity underneath the sun (It wasn't meant to be)
All is vanity

Something's missing in me
I felt it deep within me
As lovers left me to bleed alone

Something's missing in me
I felt it deep within me
As lovers left me to bleed alone

Something's missing in me
Something's missing in me
Something's missing in me
Something's missing in me


Lyrics submitted by onthefinishline

"Missing" as written by Jared Hartmann James Culpepper

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Missing song meanings
Add your thoughts

29 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    My InterpretationAfter reading the journal entry in the album booklet, I think this song is about how people try to find their love on Earth and feel empty and lost when they cannot find it, because it is God's love that they are missing and longing for.
    fireToSteel0423on November 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthow accurate are these lyrics? were they done by ear? i know the songs are streaming on myspace right now.

    Ever since I saw the video of Lacey singing in the studio to this song, i've waited for it's release. I LOVE IT!!!!! Maybe even the best song on there!!!!!
    miguelsolorioon November 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the lyrics are correct, they came straight from the record label so they should be. :)

    This is my second favorite song from MM. It just flows and has amazing lyrics. Such a good song!
    ftyd24on November 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentahhhhhhh Love this song!
    The more I listen to it, the more of it I think I understand. Would I be right in thinking this song's about the unending love that God has for us that no one (no matter how close they are to us) can match? I think she's also talking about how people/friends/lovers sometimes leave you when things go pearshaped.
    The "I saw the queen.." bit could be about her looking up to/loving someone who did not return her affection.
    Either way, awwwwwwshum song :D
    Raethefishon November 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis is my favorite song from the new album.

    And people, don't interpret their songs in the "Christian way" just because the band members are Christians. It's like what Lacey quoted P.O.D. for, "If I'm a plumber, and I'm a Christian.. does that make me a Christian plumber?"
    unsamanion November 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningLacey is talking about how one sees love.. Or how a person once thought love was about, to say the least.

    And all those wondrous thoughts you had about love leading you to paradise and an ideal world, broke down to false hopes. And no matter what you do, no matter where you go, you always feel something inside you that's missing.
    unsamanion November 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI really love this song.

    I believe that over all it's about love lost. I think it gives examples of family, friends, and lovers lost. Like the queen being a mother figure who wasn't really around or the daughters of eve being friends that have just faded out of the narrator's life. In the end the narrator just gives up on love.



    THat's just whaty I think:3 and how i relate to the song...
    marisshasthefluon November 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Gods never ending love the queen could easly someone she looked up to but has failed her n then the island with the daughters of eve repersent women even with people of her own sex she cant find someone to stay by her side through it all and that missing feeling is the need for Gods love as Gods love will never leave us
    louttimepalmeron November 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it means that she felt that she missed some love, and that people will let your down one day ,and that God won't let your down our leave you ,he will love you for ever with a incredibel love he has for you
    adajaon December 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know this could be a wrong interpretation but im basing it off how it relates to me.
    I pretty much agree with everyone else but when she says

    "I saw the queen
    Swam out below her star on sea beneath
    Though I lifted up my hands to her
    She never lifted me"

    I think of it as confiding into Mary the mother of God. ( I once heard a priest say if God didn't answer his prayer he would go to Mary to ask her since she was more motherly? or something like that)

    And basically she asked Mary for a kind of love on earth.(thats what i did)

    For
    "Oh something's missing in me
    I felt it deep within me
    As lovers left me to bleed alone"

    And for that part i pretty much agree with it
    i interpret it as
    A: Even when we find love, theres still that feeling of something missing you like a longing( thats God)
    B: Just the fact that she wants find an actual love(as in a realtionship) but no-one right really came?
    I agree more with A

    well now that i actually break it down i see that i think everyone was right except at the queen part i think she's talking about Mary.

    MissingAmoraon December 09, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain