Missing

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All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Bleed
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
Demise
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Farther Away
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Hello
Hi-Lo
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
Imperfection
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Lacrymosa
Lies
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lithium
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
Missing
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Oceans
October
Origin
Overture
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Change
The End
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star


General Information

Written by A. Lee, B. Moody and D. Hodges

Recorded during the 2001-2002 demos and revamped as a B-side on the Australian Bring Me To Life Commercial Single and later released as a bonus track on the CD portion of Anywhere But Home (the track can also be heard during the ending credits of the live performance). Has been internationally released as a radio single in Europe and South America.

According to Exodus Evanescence, here is the explanation behind the layers of vocals in Missing:

Throughout the verses there is a looped background vocal of Amy whispering "can you stop the fire? please.. please.. please.." and "you can't stop the fire" on the LEFT audio channel plus "can you stand to fight her" and "you won't say the words" on the RIGHT audio channel. But on the later version of the song there is only "please... please..." on the LEFT audio channel and all the other lines on the RIGHT audio channel.

Versions

Studio versions:

Missing [Fallen outtake]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Status: Released
  • Released on:
Anywhere But Home (track #14) – the first and only single off the album
Australian edition of Bring Me To Life Single
Missing promotional single
  • Length: 4:15

Missing [demo version]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:26

Lyrics

Fallen Outtake

Left audio channel: Please, please, please
Right audio channel: Can you stop the fire? Can you stand to fight her? You can't stop the fire. You won't say the words

Please, please forgive me
But I won't be home again
Maybe someday you'll look up
And barely conscious you'll say to no one
Isn't something missing?

You won't cry for my absence, I know
You forgot me long ago
Am I that unimportant?
Am I so insignificant?
Isn't something missing?
Isn't someone missing me?

Even though I'm the sacrifice
You won't try for me, not now
Though I'd die to know you love me
I'm all alone
Isn't someone missing me?

Left audio channel: Please, please, please
Right audio channel: Can you stop the fire? Can you stand to fight her? You can't stop the fire. You won't say the words

Please, please forgive me
But I won't be home again
I know what you do to yourself
I breathe deep and cry out
Isn't something missing?
Isn't someone missing me?

Even though I'm the sacrifice
You won't try for me, not now
Though I'd die to know you love me
I'm all alone
Isn't someone missing me?

And if I bleed, I'll bleed
Knowing you don't care
And if I sleep just to dream of you
I'll wake without you there
Isn't something missing?
Isn't something...

Even though I'm the sacrifice
You won't try for me, not now
Though I'd die to know you love me
I'm all alone
Isn't something missing me?
Isn't someone missing me?

Left audio channel: Please, please, please
Right audio channel: Can you stop the fire? Can you stand to fight her? You can't stop the fire. You won't say the words

Demo Version

Left audio channel: Can you stop the fire? You can't stop the fire
Right audio channel: Can you stand to fight her? You won't say the words
Both audio channels: Please, please, please [1]

Please, please forgive me
But I won't be home again
Maybe someday you'll look up
And barely conscious you'll say to no one
Isn't something missing?

You won't cry for my absence, I know
You forgot me long ago
Am I that unimportant?
Am I so insignificant?
Isn't someone missing me?

Even though I'm the sacrifice
You wont try for me, not now
Though I'd die to know you love me
I'm all alone
Isn't someone missing me?

Please, please forgive me
But I won't be home again
I know what you do to yourself
I breathe deep and cry out
Isn't something missing?

Even though I'm the sacrifice
You wont try for me, not now
Though I'd die to know you love me
I'm all alone
Isn't someone missing me?


International Promotional Single

With the release of Anywhere But Home, the bonus track, Missing, was released internationally to radio stations for airplay and not released for public sale (though it quickly found its way on eBay). The single had elaborate artwork that made the disc highly collectable. It is rumored that only a few thousand of them exist.

Internationally, two formal instances of the single exist in addition to an Australian and Spanish press release. Both the Euro and Brazilian items (below) were scanned using the exact same equipment and are un-edited:

European Version

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-Up/Epic
Cat.no: SAMPCS 14591 1
This version features a photo of the band (By Pamela Littky) in the insert and very little text on the spine.

Brazilian Version

Status: Out of Print
Label: Sony Music Group/Epic
Cat.no: 2 900351
This version features abridged lyrics in english and Portuguese track information on the insert. The front cover image is slightly darker and zoomed smaller than on the European version. The words "Música inédita" also appear in the lower right corner.

Australian Press Kit Version

Status: Out of Print
Label: Sony Music Studios
Cat.no: none
Australian Press Kit produced by Sony Music Studios in Sydney. The cardsleeve is stickered with a band photo and press release about Anywhere But Home.

Spanish Press Kit Version

Status: Out of Print
Label: Sony Music Studios
Cat.no: none
Spanish Press Kit produced by Sony Music Studios. The cardsleeve has a sticker with the band name and the track name. The cdr also has a sticker with the same info.

Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music

Notes and References

  1. These parts on the left, right and both channels are sung through the verses, before the verses and at the ending of the song