"Miss Missing You" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
Don’t panic
No, not yet
I know I’m the one you want to forget
Cue all the love to leave my heart
It’s time for me to fall apart

Now you’re gone
But I’ll be okay
Your hot whisky eyes
Have fanned the flames
Maybe I’ll burn a little brighter tonight
Let the fire breathe me back to life

Baby, you were my picket fence
I miss missing you now and then
Chlorine kissed summer skin
I miss missing you now and then
Sometimes before it gets better
The darkness gets bigger
The person that you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger
Oh, we’re fading fast
I miss missing you now and then

Making eyes at this husk around my heart
I see through you when we’re sitting in the dark
So give me your filth
Make it rough
Let me, let me trash your love

I will sing to you every day
If it will take away the pain
Oh and I’ve heard you got it, got it so bad
'Cause I am the best you’ll never have

Baby, you were my picket fence
I miss missing you now and then
Chlorine kissed summer skin
I miss missing you now and then
Sometimes before it gets better
The darkness gets bigger
The person that you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger
Oh, we’re fading fast
I miss missing you now and then

Now and then
Now and then
Now and then

Baby, you were my picket fence
I miss missing you now and then


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"Miss Missing You" as written by Joseph Trohman Andrew Hurley

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  • +14
    My InterpretationDon't panic
    No, not yet
    I know I'm the one you want to forget
    Cue all the love to leave my heart
    It's time for me to fall apart

    She's left him because she no longer wants him and she just wants to forget him entirely. He's telling himself not to panic, at least not yet. The shock hasn't set in yet, and when it does, he forces the love out of his heart, and begins to fall apart.

    Now you're gone
    But I'll be okay
    Your hot whiskey eyes
    Have fanned the flame
    Maybe I'll burn a little brighter tonight
    Let the fire breathe me back to life

    He's accepted the fact that she's gone, but he knows that he'll make it out alive. He'll be okay in time.

    Baby, you were my picket fence
    I miss missing you now and then

    When he says she was his picket fence, he means he envisioned a future for the two of them together; you know, nice little home with a nice little garden surrounded by a white picket fence. He wanted a happy life with her, but she's gone now and when he looks back on it, he remembers how much he used to miss her and although he no longer does, he misses missing her as much as he used to, because what they had was real to him and he misses dwelling on what could have been.

    Sometimes before it gets better
    The darkness gets bigger
    The person that you'd take a bullet for is behind the trigger
    Oh
    We're fading fast
    I miss missing you now and then

    This has to be my favorite verse. Because it's true, when you're just going through a breakup, everything seems bleak and you feel hopeless, but you need that darkness before you recover, because you need to feel this pain. If you don't, then it will never get better. You have to let yourself go through the heartbreak and suffering in order to get better, because the person you loved so much and were willing to "take a bullet for" is the one that shot you so to speak, and you have to accept that what you had is over, because they decided to pull the trigger. You just have to get through the dark days so that brighter days will come in the future.

    Making eyes at this husk around my heart
    I see through you When we're sitting in the dark
    So give my your filth
    Make it rough
    Let me let me trash your love

    He wants her to admit to what she's done. Perhaps she wronged him by cheating on him. He wants her to give him the cold hard truth and not spare his feelings so that he can let go of his love for her completely, hence the line "let me trash your love".

    I will sing to you everyday
    If it will take away the pain
    Oh, and I've heard you got got it so bad
    'Cause I'm the best you'll never have

    She's come around again, and she wants him once more. He no longer wants her and shoves this in her face by telling her that he's the best and she should have realized that when they were together. The first two lines make me laugh because they're very sarcastic and he's basically saying well it's too bad that you want me now that I don't want you anymore, but I'll keep singing if it'll make you hurt less, though he really could care less now, because he doesn't miss her or want her the way he used to.
    travisteeon April 14, 2013   Link
  • +4
    My Interpretation"The person that you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger"

    Yeah, that's sooo true. For me it seems like the person you'd do anything for is the one who's doing all of the damage to you, like they're "killing" you.
    CarbonCoreon September 26, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is dedicated to the people Pete loves. I mean, it's evident in the first lyric:
    "Don't panic/No not yet"
    This may just be my inner fangirl coming out, but I think it's a reference to Panic! at the Disco, a band that Pete discovered and is fairly chummy with, especially considering they opened up for FOB on their latest US tour.
    The rest, disregarding the first snippet, reminds me of someone he loved but it wasn't mutual anymore. Who that could be...I'm not one to say.
    But this lyric is pretty convincing:
    "Baby you were my picket fence
    I miss missing you now and then"
    What really convinces me of this is the graphics displayed when they (FOB) were touring. At their arena tour, when this song was being performed, there was a projection going on behind them of a suburban looking house with a crisp, clean picket fence out front. They're perfect together, a good pair. It's idealistic...picket fences and houses go well together. But then, the picket fence catches on fire. That's symbolizing the loss. The picket fence gets destroyed in front of the house's eyes and leaves it behind...yet the house still needs its protection. The house is somewhat damaged without it, as Pete felt when he was abandoned by someone/thing and in turn wrote this song about it
    GrenadeJumperon December 06, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about a relationship that ended badly but still wanting the stability of the person. Like where the beginning when they say "Don't panic, no not yet, I know i'm the one you want to forget" he's making it clear right off the bat that he knows he's not getting her back and he's okay with it. The first verse is him telling himself that he doesn't need her and its okay that she's gone because its for the better while the second verse is him realizing how much she fucked him up and he just wanting her to know how she was awful to him but was nothing but good to her. Which is displayed in the lines "I will sing to you every day, if it'll take away the pain, oh and i know you've got it got it so bad, because i am the best you'll never have."

    Then the chorus which I think is the most beautifully written part because of the pain that caused it. "Baby, you were my picket fence" this metaphor is to show how he did plan for them to last as a couple but also how she was his stablity and his home, and thats why, even after all this time, he still misses her. Because she meant so much to him even though she really hurt him which you can tell from the line "The person that you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger." It just shows again how much he cared for her only to realize she didn't feel the same. And then, the line "Sometimes before it gets better, The darkness gets bigger" shows that they were in a really awful relationship and when they finally broke up it didn't just get better. Because he loved her and eve though she was the problem, he relied on her. And finally the lines "Were fading fast, I miss missing you now and then" show that he's thinking about this all in hindsight, and that even though he's gotten over her and every things okay, he still thinks about her from time to time and even though as time goes on he thinks about her less and less, the memory of her will always be with him
    swiggityswadieon August 10, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpatrick and pete have said before (at their concerts specifically) that this song was written for their fans. so this is their song about and for us.
    frowsmon August 28, 2014   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI will sing to you every day
    If it will take away the pain
    Oh and I’ve heard you got it, got it so bad
    'Cause I am the best you’ll never have

    I will sing this to you until i fell no pain of losing you, no actually not just for me to fell no pain, but also for you to realize that you never value the time that i was there and now I'm the best you'll never had. and maybe you are the best I never want to have.

    Baby, you were my picket fence
    I miss missing you now and then

    Yes baby, you are the best idea of the perfect tomorrow that comes on my mind before and now i don't know if I miss you or I just miss the way I used to miss you.

    Chlorine kissed summer skin
    I miss missing you now and then.
    Sometimes before it gets better
    The darkness gets bigger

    Why is it so true that before it gets better the darkness gets bigger.
    Now I am dealing in the darkness of moving on. Moving on to the memories we spend together. I know this wont last, but i don't know for how long this darkness would last. I'll overcome this i'll face the sunshine again.

    The person that you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger
    Oh, we’re fading fast
    I miss missing you now and then

    The person i'd pull out of the wreckage is also the person who pushes me into the darkness. We're really fading fast, fast like it never happen, like there was never an us, like i don't exist.
    redly40on January 26, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song is about Ashlee if you think about it.
    FobsessedGirlon September 28, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationYour hot whiskey eyes
    Have fanned the flame
    Maybe I'll burn a little brighter tonight
    Let the fire breathe me back to life

    In the Bible and other literature (and Sting songs) "burn" is code for being horny, and that's how I take it here.
    angelrenegadeon November 10, 2016   Link

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