"Hymn for the Missing" as written by Robert Graves and Jasen Rauch....
I tried to walk together
But the night was growing dark
Thought you were beside me
But I reached and you were gone
Sometimes I hear you calling
From some lost and distant shore
I hear you crying softly for the way it was before

Where are you now
Are you lost
Will I find you again
Are you alone
Are you afraid
Are you searching for me
Why did you go I had to stay
Now I'm reaching for you
Will you wait, will you wait
Will I see you again

You took it with you when you left
These scars are just a trace
Now it wonders lost and wounded
This heart that I misplaced

Where are you now
Are you lost
Will I find you again
Are you alone
Are you afraid
Are you searching for me
Why did you go I had to stay
Now I'm reaching for you
Will you wait, will you wait
Will I see you again


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"Hymn for the Missing" as written by Rob Graves Jasen Rauch

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    My InterpretationI've read a lot of different interpretations of this song, so it could be like another one of Red's song, "Darkest Part", which was written with multiple "correct" interpretations. I personally think that this song was written about a deceased family member or friend. In the beginning of the song it says "Thought you were beside me, but I reached and you were gone, sometimes I hear you calling'', I think it's talking about all the memories of this person and how they (person's who is singing) are slowly losing memories of them and kind of moving on.At the part that starts with "Where are you now", and ends with "Will I see you again" I interpret that the person's perspective this is coming from is kind of doubting the bible/Christ. As Christians, everyone at one point or another questions/doubts God's word, especially after the death of someone close. The heartbreak after the death of someone close is devastating and you wonder, "will I ever see them again", etc. That's by interpretation of "Hymn for the Missing".
    JerryMyerson November 01, 2016   Link

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