Today I want to explore that feeling of loneliness when someone you love goes away… could be it just for ten days (I Miss You – Incubus) or for a lifetime (He Stopped Loving Her Today), could it be due to work (Faithfully), a break-up (Stay) or death (Go Down Easy)… the feeling is pretty much the same… These are my Top 20 Songs about Missing Someone…
01. Everything but the Girl - Missing
And I miss you / (Like the deserts miss the rain)
02. Blackmore's Night - Wish you Were Here
Wish you were here... / Don't you know, the snow is getting colder / And I miss you like hell / And I'm feeling blue...
03. Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn
A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes / As if to hide a lonely tear... / My life will be forever autumn / 'Cause you're not here!
04. Incubus - I Miss You
I see your picture / I smell your skin on / The empty pillow next to mine / You have only been gone ten days / But already I'm wasting away / I know I'll see you again / Whether far or soon. / But I need you to know that I care / And I miss you.
05. Journey - Faithfully
Circus life / Under the big top world / We all need the clowns / To make us smile / Through space and time / Always another show / Wondering where I am / Lost without you / And being apart ain’t easy / On this love affair / Two strangers learn to fall in love again / I get the joy / Of rediscovering you / Oh girl, you stand by me / I’m forever yours...faithfully
06. John Waite - Missing You
I spend my time / Thinking about you / And it's almost driving me wild/ And there's a heart that's breaking / Down this long distance line tonight
07. Blink 182 - I Miss You
Where are you and I'm so sorry / I cannot sleep / I cannot dream tonight / I need somebody and always / This sick strange darkness comes creeping on so haunting everytime / And as I stared I counted the webs from all the spiders / catching things and eating their insides / Like indecision to call you / And hear your voice of treason / Will you come home and stop this pain tonight / stop this pain tonight
08. Lisa Loeb - Stay
You said that I was naive / and I thought that I was strong / I thought, "hey, I can leave, I can leave." / Oh, but now I know that I was wrong, 'cause I missed you. / Yeah, I miss you.
09. Avril Lavingne - When You're Gone
When you're gone / The pieces of my heart are missing you / When you're gone / The face I came to know is missing too / When you're gone / The words I need to hear to always get me through the day and make it ok / I miss you
10. The White Stripes - I Don't Know What to do with Myself
I just don't know what to do with myself / I don't know what to do with myself / movies only make me sad / parties make me feel as bad / ‘cause I'm not with you / I just don't know what to do
11. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
How I wish, how I wish you were here / We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year / Running over the same old ground / What have you found? / The same old fears. / Wish you were here.
12. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
It's been so lonely without you here / Like a bird without a song / Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling / Tell me baby where did I go wrong? / I could put my arms around every boy I see / But they'd only remind me of you
13. Queensryche - Another Rainy Night (Without You)
But tonight I'll sit here tending the fire / and pace the floor one hundred times in an hour / And check the voice-mail for a message you've called / I'm all alone / It's just another rainy night, without you / Waiting by the phone / Alone / It's just another rainy night, without you / Guess I'll leave a light on for you.
14. Naked Eyes - Always Something There to Remind Me
I walk along the city streets you used to walk along with me / and every step I take reminds me of just how we used to be/ Well, how can I forget you, girl? / When there is always something there to remind me.
15. Keith Urban - Tonight I Wanna Cry
Alone in this house again tonight / I got the TV on, the sound turned down and a bottle of wine / There's pictures of you and I on the walls around me / The way that it was and could have been surrounds me / I'll never get over you walkin' away
16. Counting Crows - A Long December
And it’s been a long December and there’s reason to believe / Maybe this year will be better than the last / I can’t remember all the times I tried to tell my myself / To hold on to these moments as they pass
17. Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Don't want to close my eyes / I don't want to fall asleep / Cause I'd miss you baby / And I don't want to miss a thing / Cause even when I dream of you / The sweetest dream will never do / I'd still miss you baby /And I don't want to miss a thing
18. Dan Fogelberg - Go Down Easy
And it’s hard to go down easy; / And it’s hard to keep from crying / And it’s hard to lose a lover / In the early part of autumn.
19. Seether & Amy Lee - Broken
'Cause I'm broken when I'm open / And I don't feel like I am strong enough / 'Cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome / And I don't feel right when you're gone away
20. Chi-lites - Have You Seen Her?
Why, oh why did she have to leave and go away / Oh, I've been used to having someone to lean on / And I'm lost, baby I'm lost