Missing You
Diana Ross Lyrics


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Since you've been away
I've been down and lonely
Since you've been away
I've been thinking of you
Trying to understand
The reason you left me
What were you going through?
I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns
Ooh ooh
I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns

As i look around
I see things that remind me
Just to see you smile
Made my heart fill with joy
I'll still recall
All those dreams we shared together
Where did you run to, boy?

I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns
Ooh ooh
I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns

Sometimes i've wondered
I didn't understand
Just where you were trying to go
Only you knew the plan
And i tried to be there
But you wouldn't let me in

But now you've gone away boy
I feel so broken hearted
I knew the day we started
That we were meant to be
If only you'd let me!
I've cried so many tears
Gotta face now all my fears
We let time slip away
I need you boy
Here today!

There was so much you gave me
To my heart
To my soul
There was so much of your dreams
That were never told
You had so much hope
For a brighter day
Why were you my flower
Plucked away

I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns
Ooh ooh




I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns

Overall Meaning

Diana Ross’s song Missing You is a tribute to a lost love, and the lyrics are full of heartbreak, longing, and regret. The opening lines, “Since you’ve been away, I’ve been down and lonely”, set the melancholic tone for the rest of the song. Ross sings about how she has been trying to make sense of her lover’s departure and the reasons for it. She asks why the road turns and where her lost love has gone.


Throughout the song, Ross reminisces about their time together and how much she misses him. She sees reminders of him everywhere, and just the memory of his smile used to fill her heart with joy. Ross tells her lost love that she tried to be there for him, but she couldn’t penetrate his plans.


Towards the end of the song, Ross’s heartbreak is palpable as she implores her lost love to return. She needs him, and despite their differences and misunderstandings, she still feels that they were meant to be. Ross seems to regret not having fought harder to keep their relationship alive. In conclusion, the song is a bittersweet reflection on love and loss.


Line by Line Meaning

Since you've been away
The time since you left


I've been down and lonely
I feel sad and isolated without you


Since you've been away
The time since you left


I've been thinking of you
You are constantly on my mind


Trying to understand
I am attempting to comprehend


The reason you left me
Why you decided to go away


What were you going through?
What challenges you were facing at the time?


I'm missing you
I long for your presence


Tell me why the road turns
Explain why things took a different direction


Ooh ooh
A vocalization expressing emotional pain


As i look around
When I observe what surrounds me


I see things that remind me
Things that bring back memories of you


Just to see you smile
The happiness your smile brought me


Made my heart fill with joy
Filled me with happiness


I'll still recall
I fondly remember into the present


All those dreams we shared together
The aspirations we had as a unit


Where did you run to, boy?
Where did you flee to?


Sometimes i've wondered
At times, I've been curious


I didn't understand
I couldn't grasp


Just where you were trying to go
The precise place you aimed to reach


Only you knew the plan
You were the only one with the strategy


And i tried to be there
I made an effort to accompany you


But you wouldn't let me in
You refused to let me partake


But now you've gone away boy
You left me all alone, my dear


I feel so broken hearted
I am emotionally hurt


I knew the day we started
From day one, I was certain that we were meant to be


That we were meant to be
Our relationship was predestined


If only you'd let me!
If only you had permitted me


I've cried so many tears
I have shed many tears


Gotta face now all my fears
I must now confront all my fears


We let time slip away
We allowed time to elapse


I need you boy
I require your presence, my love


Here today!
In proximity at present!


There was so much you gave me
You provided me with many gifts


To my heart
To my emotions


To my soul
To my spirit


There was so much of your dreams
You had so many aspirations


That were never told
That you never expressed aloud


You had so much hope
You possessed an abundance of optimism


For a brighter day
A forthcoming lucid period


Why were you my flower
Why were you plucked like a flower?


Plucked away
Taken away from me


I'm missing you
I long for your presence


Tell me why the road turns
Explain why things took a different direction


Ooh ooh
A vocalization expressing emotional pain




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: LIONEL B., JR. RICHIE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Tammy Samuelson

Since you've been away
I've been down and lonely
Since you've been away
I've been thinking of you
Trying to understand
The reason you left me
What were you going through?

I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns
Ooh ooh
I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns

As I look around
I see things that remind me
Just to see you smile
Made my heart fill with joy
I'll still recall
All those dreams we shared together
Where did you run to, boy?

I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns
Ooh ooh
I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns

Sometimes I've wondered
I didn't understand
Just where you were trying to go
Only you knew the plan
And I tried to be there
But you wouldn't let me in

But now you've gone away boy
I feel so broken hearted
I knew the day we started
That we were meant to be
If only you'd let me!
I've cried so many tears
Gotta face now all my fears
We let time slip away
I need you boy
Here today!

There was so much you gave me
To my heart
To my soul
There was so much of your dreams
That were never told
You had so much hope
For a brighter day
Why were you my flower
Plucked away

I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns
Ooh ooh
I'm missing you
Tell me why the road turns



All comments from YouTube:

Amiga Preciosa

I listened to this song over and over and over again because I truly miss having my family together! And we’re all separated by disfunction! By hate and deep emotional pain! I miss them all

Papi Chulo

Yeah I feel you my family apart also smh

Gerald Day

Sorry to hear about your family I have the same issue with my family. Let's pray for healing and peace

Christina

Hi Ii feel ya
'm here for you k xo

Brandon Ross

I feel you,my heart hurts for you.I hope and pray that God shines a light on you and your family.

Dom3Tag

Sending love❤️ n prayers all family’s that love❤️ their love❤️ will conquer all

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Area 559

This song is deep. Hope nothing but love and prayers for the people who are going through hard times, it’ll be ok and there’s better days ahead. Stay strong because someone is counting on you.

Tonya Johnson

These are hard days all around the planet

Joe Ray

💙🙏🙏

ensghost78

Sweet Message🍭🥰❤‍🩹

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