Missing
By: Beck Hansen, Carlos Eduardo Lyra, John King, Marcos Vinicius de Moraes, Mike Simpson
Written by: Beck Hansen, Carlos Eduardo Lyra, John King, Marcos Vinicius de Moraes, Mike Simpson

Version Of: Missing

This Version:
  • Missing (4:44)
    Available on Guero.
    Credits
    Recorded at: The Boat
    Beck Hansen: Arrangement (Strings), Mix, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
    David Campbell: Arrangement (Strings)
    Sean Davis: Bass
    The Dust Brothers: Beats, Mix
    Danny Kalb: Engineer
    John King: Producer
    Mike Simpson: Producer
 
Lyrics:
I prayed heaven today
Would bring its hammer down on me
And pound you out of my head
I can't think with you in it

I dragged all that I owned
Down the dirt road to find you
And my shoes, worn-out and used
They can't take me much farther

Something always takes the place of missing pieces
You can take and put together
Even though you know there's something missing

The sun burned a hole in my roof
I can't seem to fix it
And I hope the rain doesn't come
Wash me down the gutter

Something always takes the place of missing pieces
You can take and put together
Even though you know there's something missing

She rides in a car
Like a queen on a card
And the guns of her mind
Aim a line straight at mine
To a heart that is broke
Tried to feel but got choked
In the smoke of a desert
A beach with no treasure
A night that's so blue
Feed the aching in you
And the background birds
Take a flight from the earth
A bonfire burns
And the night current turns
On a lifeboat floating
Down a river of sleep
I can't see her hollow eyes
Walking along with my boots full of rocks
Can't believe these tears are mine
I give 'em to you to keep away in a box

Something always takes the place of missing pieces
You can take and put together
Even though you know there's something missing

Something always missing
Always someone missing something
Something always missing
Always someone missing something
Something always missing
Always someone missing something
 
Live:

Played live 30 times:
Earliest known live version: February 15, 2005
Latest known live version: March 25, 2009