Being far away from a loved one is always depressing, even more so in this cold air-kissed weather when one naturally seeks some warmth and love to keep the blues away. Read on to come across some of the best songs about missing someone special ever penned down, that can help to channelize some of the restless emotions within.
All of us, at some point in life, have been in situations where people very close to us have either left us or have been taken away from us – intentionally or unintentionally. The reason behind being left alone could be anything really. And one thing that usually follows someone’s departure from your life is pain. Sometimes, the pain is a dull throb in the heart, a deep sigh or a few tears, sometimes it grips you in the form of a full realization of the loss, and at other times the wound is so deep and the impact so shattering that you start to feel the pain almost physically – like a thousand splinters have pierced your heart at one go!
One never really knows what exactly should be done to take all this anguish away. After all, the knowledge that time will definitely help ebb the pain gradually and all will be well tomorrow does not make today’s pain easier to bear. However, one thing that almost always soothes the troubled mind is music. Listening to songs that talk about someone’s departure helps a person to relate to the words in the songs. It acts as a catalyst to at least start the process of venting pent-up feelings of guilt, loss, hurt, frustration and a million other types of emotions that create a storm within, when someone you love is taken away.
The soulful music and words of these songs can help you to flush out the tempestuous sentiments churned up inside, when you crave to be near someone, but can’t. Below are some songs that can help ease the pain and yearning for the physical absence as well as emotional unavailability of a person.
Songs About Missing Someone You Love
“But love is blind and lovers cannot see/The pretty follies that themselves commit”, said William Shakespeare to portray the sheer lack of rational behavior when it come to matters of the heart. Love makes the heart long for that special someone in a manner where every boundary of space and time seem to be a conspiracy of nature to keep two hearts away from each other. Here are some songs about missing someone you like and can’t be near, either because you are in a long distance relationship or have emotional boundaries that stand in the way of love.
Missing You ~ John Waite
This heart-rending song portrays the attempt of a lover to convince the world that he’s fine in spite of the blow his heart has recently withstood, but the final words gives away the truth about his dismal condition, where living without his beloved, everyday, is a physically painful struggle. The last lines of this song are,
I ain’t missing you
I ain’t missing you
I ain’t missing you
I can lie to myself.
How Do I Live Without You ~ LeAnn Rimes
This song enumerates all the fears and apprehensions that plague the mind of a lover, in case her beloved walks out the door. The song is very relatable as the magic of love is such that a loveless life seems to resemble one where the sun shall refuse to rise and the world shall be reduced to a bleak, barren place. The singer voices similar emotions with the lines…
Without you, there’d be no sun in my sky
There would be no love in my life
There’d be no world left for me
And I, oh Baby, I don’t know what I would do
I’d be lost if I lost you
If you ever leave
Baby you would take away everything real in my life
And tell me now.
Like You’ll Never See Me Again ~ Alicia Keyes
A lover’s imploring request to be loved like there’s no tomorrow! One of the most soulful romantic songs of all times.
So every time you hold me
Hold me like this is the last time
Every time you kiss me
Kiss me like you’ll never see me again
Every time you touch me
Touch me like this is the last time
Promise that you’ll love me
Love me like you’ll never see me again.
I Miss You ~ Nikki Cleary
A rendition of the change in times and behavior that a lot of romantic relationships suffer. A very emotional number and probably one of the most meaningful strains from among the songs about growing up.
I miss you
The way we used to be
Back when you calling me
You wanted to come over
I miss you
But it’s different and it’s strange
Now that everything’s changed
And it scares me ’cause it’s weird that you don’t notice
I miss you.
I Miss You ~ Incubus
One of the best examples of songs about missing someone who you dearly treasure and hate to stay apart from! This song somehow has that ‘butterflies in the stomach’ feeling about it, which is a very clichéd yet true attribute of first love.
To see you when I wake up
is a gift I didn’t think could be real.
To know that you feel the same as I do
is a three-fold, Utopian dream.
You do something to me that I can’t explain.
So would I be out of line if I said,
I miss you.
A Long December ~ The Counting Crows
They lyrics are self-explanatory, so you know what’s the mood. Blues at its best!
A long December and there’s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can’t remember the last thing that you said as you were leavin’
Now the days go by so fast.
If You See Her, Say Hello ~ Bob Dylan
One of the perfect examples of songs about breaking up where the lover misses the better halves existence everyday, with every single pore in his body.
We had a falling-out like lovers often will
And to think of how she left that night it still brings me a chill
And though our separation it pierced me to the heart
She still lives inside of me we’ve never been apart.
Songs About Missing Someone Who Died
Death of a dear one can leave a vacuum in the heart which is often very hard to fill up. Here are a few sad songs about death and sad songs about someone who passed away, which are truly beautiful songs that deal with the sadness of missing someone who has passed away.
Holes in the Floor of Heaven ~ Steve Wariner
The song laments the death of the singer’s grandmother. The loss of a family member can often see an individual taking a long time or never coming to terms with it.
One day shy of eight years old
My grandma passed away
I was a broken-hearted little boy
Blowing out that birthday cake
And how I cried when the sky let go
With a cold and lonesome rain
Mama smiled said “Don’t be sad child
Grandma’s watching you today.
Tears in Heaven ~ Eric Clapton
A song potent enough to well up those eyes when going down memory lane.
Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
Besides the ones mentioned of above, you can always listen to the songs enlisted below when the blues are setting in. Load up your iPods and music players with these numbers and cry till your heart feels a little light.
- All Out of Love – Air Supply
- All Over You – The Spill Canvas
- Almost Lover – A Fine Frenzy
- Call ‘N Return – Hellogoodbye
- Come Home – Onerepublic
- Cannonball – Damien Rice
- Careless Whisper – George Michael
- Dance – Nas
- Far Away – Nickelback
- Frozen Oceans – Shiny Toy Guns
- Gravity – Sara Bareilles
- Hard Habit To Break – Chicago
- Hello Darlin’ – Conway Twitty
- Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
- I’d Do Anything – Simple Plan
- I Do and I Don’t – Ice Nine Kills
- I Miss You – Blink 182
- I Remember You – Skid Row
- Memory – Sugarcult
- Minneapolis – Lucinda Williams
- Miss U – The Notorious B.I.G. ft. 112
- More Than A Memory – Garth Brooks
- Motorcycle Driveby – Third Eye Blind
- One Track Mind, Four Track Heart – 1997
- Separate Ways – Journey
- Sometime Around Midnight – The Airborne Toxic Event
- Stranded – Plumb
- The Message – Dr. Dre ft. Mary J. Blige
- Unbreak my heart… – Toni Braxton
- Vanilla twilight – Owl City
- We Belong Together – Mariah Carey
- What Hurts the Most – Rascal Flatts
- Where’d You Go – Fort Minor
- Without You, What Do I Do With Me? – Tanya Tucker
- You’re Not Sorry – Taylor Swift
It is often said that ‘the worst way to miss someone is when they are right beside you and yet you know you can never have them’. The way the heart works is too convoluted for the linear path of logic to rationalize. So, do not try too hard to harness such emotions that defy logic. Just soothe your senses with the help of these songs about missing people and let time heal and dig up solutions at its own pace.