Sharp disaster in a fresh new coma.
Was it worth it when it was over?
Proving yourself right, you'd make the biggest noise.

Well, I'd lock my hands behind my head,
I'd cover my heart and hit the deck,
I'd brace myself for the impact if I were you.

It's a long wait for an answer. Is there any news? Is there any word?
Was there trauma? Or a struggle? Am I missing? Or was the body found?

Is there anything worth looking for?
Worth loving for? Worth lying for?

Is there anything worth waiting for?
Worth living for? Worth dying for?

I'm home

Lyrics submitted by Shadee01

Am I Missing Lyrics as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Am I Missing song meanings
Add Your Thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commenti just had the biggest epiphany about this song. the "its a long way for an answer, is there any news, is there any word..." is the living friend talking about a car crash maybe.... asking if drinking and driving was worth it(thats how i see it) and the second part of the chorus "is there anything....." thats the dead person, hes talking about life, and how nothing in your life means anything in the end, because no matter what happens in your life, you die. so nothing matters. atleast thats how i see it anyways
    unnoticed69on June 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay, well your all on the right track i think... As most dashie fans know, Chris's cousin justin died in a car wreck (hence the song "for Justin" very sad indeed) Note: fresh new coma, brace for the impact, was the bosy found etc... Anyways, that prolly influenced him to write this song... I believe the two "chris's" singing the different parts are supposed to represent two different people. How fortunate that for chris that emo songs can almost always have two meanings... i'm sure it was written for Justin, but can been seen in the relationship light as well... Damn you emo kids, always thinking songs are about breaking up, lol...
    confettinettieon June 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsoooooo ill definitely be the only one with THIS interpretation but my friends and i recently got certified as EMTs and we made a cd of emergency medicine related songs (very emergency by the promise ring, bandages by hot hot heat....) for an EMT party we had. hah as it turns out we were actually able to read relevancy into several dashboard songs since most of them involve airway breathing or circulation. this song however was definitley the most directly relevant and so not everytime i hear "was there trauma or a struggle am i missing or was the body found" all i can think of are spinal injuries hah. ahh and if you could not send me hate mail for being a dork that would be just greaaat.
    laurenISbitteron June 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about waking to the realisation of who you've become. and then being able to walk away and start again. but you always know someone will be sorry the moment didn't last.
    alien_on April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUmm, i think its about his cousin, Justin. in the chorus:about the car crash and then the echo with the questions of why
    thetroutscouton April 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBe ye fishers of men. you catch them-He will clean them.
    BrandNewBoardshortson April 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me it sounds like the end of a relationship, when you start doubting everything 'Was it worth it when it was over?' and then wondering what there is that's worth living for.
    The song seems to change subjects though, the first lines in the chorus seem to be about a murder or something similar. Dunno...
    khaos_angelon April 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think is about a cryme, a murder maybe, because of the part of "Am I missing, or was the body found?" but I think it just talks about life.. The parts of "is there anythng..." is like questioning if is there anything in this life worth for being here.
    punker girlon May 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've never heard the song, so I only have a general idea of the meaning, but to me it seems like two things: one, someone talking to someone who died, and two, what someone would think after they are dead.
    The first stanza is the living guy, asking his dead friend if his life was worth it. He is wondering about his life, whether he lived it to the fullest, what he could have done different. Then one part of the second stanza asks if there is anything worth anything--worth living or dying for--since in the end we're all going to die anyway.
    The other part of the second stanza is the dead friend, wondering about how he died, since it probably happened too fast.

    Really loose estimate...again, i've never heard the song, only seen the written lyrics.
    runningonbrainson May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is problably one of if not the best on A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar. I think "thetroutscout" has the best guess to what this song is about. But the lyrics are still beutiful just like all of his songs. So much passion in em. Chris rocks
    NaMeLesson June 03, 2004   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