Shirts in the closet, shoes in the hall
Mama's in the kitchen, baby and all
Everything is everything
Everything is everything
But you're missing

Coffee cups on the counter, jackets on the chair
Papers on the doorstep, but you're not there
Everything is everything
Everything is everything
But you're missing

Pictures on the nightstand, TV's on in the den
Your house is waiting, your house is waiting
For you to walk in, for you to walk in
But you're missing, you're missing You're missing when I shut out the lights
You're missing, when I close my eyes
You're missing, when I see the sun rise
You're missing

Children are asking if it's alright
Will you be in our arms tonight?

Morning is morning, the evening falls I got
Too much room in my bed, too many phone calls
How's everything, everything?
Everything, everything
You're missing, you're missing

God's drifting in heaven, devil's in the mailbox
I got dust on my shoes, nothing but teardrops

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    General CommentI think it could either mean that the person has died but it could also mean that the person that is missing, is alive and comes home at the end. I thought that there were several options to why the person is missing:

    1) They were working at Ground Zero
    2) They were still in the rubble - This would be logical except when he writes: 'Children are asking if it's alright, will you be in our arms tonight?' So there is communication.

    The second verse: "coffee cups on the counter, jackets in the chair..." can mean several things also. It could be from the morning of the attacks, the people who are regularly checking in on the family.

    I think the song also changes POV's .. the first verse could be from a child's perspective, "mama's in the kitchen, baby and all...' The second is unknown maybe a 3rd person, Third/4th verse is from a wives perspective about him not being in the house. 5th verse someone is talking to the dad on the telephone, I imagine. 6th is once again from the wives perspective but she is communicating with someone.

    "Too many phone calls, How's everything, everything? Everything, everything. You're missing."

    So the missed person in general could be simply checking in on the family.

    The last verse, I think is the missing person, coming home. God's in Heaven, the Devil's in the mailbox (could be bills that are waiting to be paid - it is said that the newspapers are still on the doorstep. So the mail hasn't probably been checked either), there's dust on his shoes (they haven't been used) but teardrops. There's tear drops. Right after that - the music comes alive and picks up beat... through out the other parts, it's in a sorrowful tone.
    NGwarfareon August 04, 2006   Link

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