I Miss You
David Ruffin Lyrics


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Your love is fading,
I can feel your love fading
Girl it's fading away from me

Cause your touch,your touch has grown cold
As if someone else controls your very soul
I've fooled myself long as I can
I can feel the presence of another man

It's there when you speak my name
It's just not the same
Oh baby, I'm losing you
It's in the air
It's everywhere.
Oh baby I'm losing you (Losing you)

When I look into your eyes
A reflection of a face I see
I'm hurtin', downhearted and worried girl,
Cause that face doesn't belong to me

It's all over your face
Someone's taken my place
Oh baby, I'm losing you
You try hard to hide
The emptiness inside,
Oh I can tell I'm losing you.

I don't want to lose you

Oh, I can tell when we kiss
From the tenderness I miss
Oh, little girl I'm losing you

Girl I can feel it in my bones
In a day you'll be gone

Oh baby, I'm losing you

Oh my dear
What happened to the love we shared
Oh oh baby I'm losing you

I know it's true




There's someone new
Oh baby baby baby, I'm losing you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "I Miss You" by David Ruffin convey the pain of a man who is losing his lover to another man. The first lines, "Your love is fading, I can feel your love fading, girl it's fading away from me," sets the tone for the rest of the song. The singer of the song can sense that his lover's love for him is fading away. He then goes on to describe how her touch has grown cold and how she seems to be controlled by someone else.


The pain that the singer feels is palpable as he sings about how he has fooled himself for too long and how he can feel the presence of another man around her. He can sense that there is someone else in her life, and it is causing him to lose her. The chorus "Oh baby, I'm losing you, It's in the air, It's everywhere," repeats like a lament.


He describes how, when he looks into her eyes, he sees a reflection of a face that doesn't belong to him. He sees the emptiness inside her and knows that he is losing her. The song ends with him expressing his sadness and confusion over what has happened to the love they shared, and how he knows that there is someone new.


Overall, the lyrics of "I Miss You" are a heart-wrenching portrayal of the end of a relationship. They convey the pain, confusion, and desperation that one feels when they know that they are losing someone they love.


Line by Line Meaning

Your love is fading,
Your love for me is disappearing slowly.


I can feel your love fading
I can sense that your love for me is weakening.


Girl it's fading away from me
Your love for me is vanishing quickly.


Cause your touch,your touch has grown cold
Your physical affection towards me has decreased significantly.


As if someone else controls your very soul
It seems like there's another person who has taken hold of your emotions.


I've fooled myself long as I can
I have been deceiving myself for too long.


I can feel the presence of another man
I can sense that there is another man who has taken my place in your life.


It's there when you speak my name
I can hear it in your voice when you say my name.


It's just not the same
It's not the same as it used to be between us.


Oh baby, I'm losing you
I am losing you, my love.


It's in the air
The feeling of losing you is everywhere.


It's everywhere.
I can sense it all around me that I am losing you.


When I look into your eyes
When I gaze into your eyes.


A reflection of a face I see
I can see a reflection of someone else's face in your eyes.


I'm hurtin', downhearted and worried girl,
I am in pain, upset and concerned, girl.


Cause that face doesn't belong to me
Because that face I see in your eyes is not mine.


It's all over your face
It's evident in your facial expressions.


Someone's taken my place
Someone else has replaced me in your heart.


You try hard to hide
You are trying to conceal the emptiness you feel inside.


The emptiness inside,
The void within you.


Oh I can tell I'm losing you.
I know that I am losing you.


I don't want to lose you
I don't want to lose you, my love.


Oh, I can tell when we kiss
I know when we kiss.


From the tenderness I miss
I miss the tenderness that we used to share.


Oh, little girl I'm losing you
Oh, my dear, I am losing you, my love.


Girl I can feel it in my bones
I can sense it within my core.


In a day you'll be gone
You will leave me soon.


Oh baby, I'm losing you
Oh, my love, I am losing you.


Oh my dear
Oh, my love.


What happened to the love we shared
What happened to the love that we had together.


Oh oh baby I'm losing you
Oh, my love, I am losing you.


I know it's true
I understand the reality of the situation.


There's someone new
There is someone else in your life.


Oh baby baby baby, I'm losing you
Oh, my love, I am losing you.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Norman Whitfield, Cornelius Grant, Edward Jr. Holland

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@iboatlytv3849

As a 21 year old I can say 80/90’s babies had way better music than us 💆🏽‍♂️

@lorimouat6401

His raspy soulful voice just touches my heart as a woman. I can hear how sorry he is.....I can hear desperation....and this is why AINT NO BOBODY COME TO SEE YOU OTIS !

@parislon6036

😂😂

@marilynb7687

Daaam girl ..right?

@TheDelightfulmiles

Amen to that Lady! It's hard for many men to show their true feelings and say that they have made a mistake. David Ruffin has left us with a legacy in Soul.

@justinalbright3892

O man that line was a classic me and my partner used to laugh hard over that

@wymell9724

I think David Ruffin wrote the song he sold over his right

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@NinaBT-nu3vs

When you miss someone and they aren’t even thinking about you...sucks!!!!! You can hear the pain he’s singing about... best soul singer

@brianseagravesakabstar3204

Real shit doe

@maoristeez4007

Feels on that 😭🥺 Sad but true.

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