Miss You
Foster the People Lyrics


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Forget your problems
Lay down and start up
Innocence of what you are
Is what I want
I bring my colors
Drip down and drained out
Tried a million things
But my hearts been shy
Well I hope you try and find me
I'm most tired of pacing
And I know what you want to say
So say it
Forget the words speak it just want to rearrange
So I just say it

Oh
I really miss you
Miss you
Say
Smile at the chance just to see you again
I really miss you miss you say
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Heat stroke this like
Things I think are right
I never knew I could go as far as this
I took your problem greasly forgot him
I know who I had been before I slipped
Oh I want to change it
I will live a life that makes you smile
When I'm done here in long long
Fever is peaking just want to see your face
Oh whatcha say, whatcha say?

Oh yeah
I really
Miss you
Miss you
Say
Smile at the chance to just see you again
I really miss you miss you say
So look at me now
Before I walk away
You might just miss me miss me




One day
Yeah yeah yeah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Foster the People's "Miss You" are about someone desperately missing a person they care about. The song has a melancholy tone, with the singer admitting their loneliness and longing for the other person. The lyrics feature the singer urging the person they miss to speak their mind and be honest with them, even if the words are difficult to hear. They also speak of wanting to change themselves and live a life that will make the other person happy.


The lyrics could be interpreted as a confession of love. The singer is willing to change and be better for the person they miss because they care deeply about them. They miss the other person's presence and even envision a scenario where the other person might miss them in the future. However, the singer is uncertain if the feeling is mutual, so they urge the other person to speak their mind.


Overall, the lyrics of "Miss You" are about loneliness, longing, and the desire to connect with someone. It's a human emotion that many people can relate to and is executed beautifully in the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Forget your problems
Let go of your worries and baggage


Lay down and start up
Relax and begin anew


Innocence of what you are
The purity and truth of your being


Is what I want
I desire your authenticity and sincerity


I bring my colors
I show my true self and individuality


Drip down and drained out
My emotions and feelings are exhausted


Tried a million things
Attempted every possibility


But my heart's been shy
My true feelings are difficult to express


Well I hope you try and find me
I wish you would seek me out


I'm most tired of pacing
I'm exhausted from waiting and wondering


And I know what you want to say
I can sense what you're thinking and feeling


So say it
Speak your truth and express your feelings


Forget the words, speak it, just want to rearrange
Don't worry about how you say it, I just want to understand


So I just say it
I'll speak my truth and express myself honestly


Oh
Expression of emotion


I really miss you
I feel a deep longing and desire for your presence


Miss you
Repetition to intensify emotion


Say
Urge to communicate feelings and emotion


Smile at the chance just to see you again
Feeling of joy and excitement at the possibility of seeing you


Yeah, yeah, yeah
Expression of enthusiasm


Heat stroke this like
Overwhelming, intense emotion


Things I think are right
My beliefs and values that I deem correct


I never knew I could go as far as this
I never realized I had this capacity for emotion


I took your problem greasly forgot him
I prioritized and overcame your problems


I know who I had been before I slipped
I recognize my past mistakes and growth


Oh I want to change it
Desire to improve myself and my actions


I will live a life that makes you smile
I want to bring happiness and joy to your life


When I'm done here in long long
After this lifetime


Fever is peaking just want to see your face
Intense desire and longing to see you


Oh whatcha say, whatcha say?
What do you have to say in response?


So look at me now
Pay attention to me in this moment


Before I walk away
Before I leave for good


You might just miss me, miss me
You may come to regret not having me in your life


One day
In the future


Yeah yeah yeah
Expression of enthusiasm




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: MARK FOSTER, ZACH HEILIGMAN

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@dgcbfhev

Forget your problems
Lay it down, they start up
The innocence of what you are is what I want
I've ran my colors dripped down and drained out
Tried a million things, but my heart's been shot
I hope you try and find me, I'm all spun and pacing
And I know what you want to say here, so say it
Forget the words I'm speaking
Just want to rearrange, so I'll just say it
Ooooh yeah
I really miss you, I miss you, I said
Smile at the chance just to see you again
I really miss you, miss you, I said
Yeah, yeah yeah
Heat stroke, death's like
The wrong things that I think are right
I never knew that I could go as far as this
I took a problem recently forgotten
I know who I had been before I slipped
Oh, I want to change it
I will live a life that makes you smile when I'm done here and long gone
Feverish and peaking, just want to see your face
Oh, What you say, what you say?
Oh yeah
I really miss you, I miss you, I said
Smile at the chance to just see you again
I really miss you, miss you, I said
Just look at me now before I walk away
You might just miss me, miss me one day
Yeah, yeah, yeah



@serranosanchezericksamuel1693

Forget your problems
Lay it down they start up
The innocence of what you are
Is what I want
I bring my colors
Dripped down and drained out
Tried a million things
But my heart's been shy

Well I hope you try to find me,
I'm all spun and pacing
I know what you want to say here, so say it
Forget the words speaking
Just want to rearrange
So I'll just say it

Oooooooooooh, yeah
I really miss you, I miss you, I said
Smile at the chance just to see you again
I really miss you, I miss you, I said
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Beat stroking this like
The wrong things that I think are right
I never knew that I could go as far as this
I took a problem recently forgotten
Don't know who I had been before I slipped

Oh, I want to change it
I will live a life that makes you smile
When I'm done here and long gone
Feverish and peaking, just wanna see your face
Oh, What you say, what you say?

Oooooooooooh, yeah
I really miss you, I miss you, I said
Smile at the chance just to see you again
I really miss you, I miss you, I said
So look at me now
Before I walk away
You just might miss me, miss me one day
Yeah Yeah Yeah



@compexd

Forget your problems
Lay it down they start up
The innocence of what you are
Is what I want
I bring my colors
Dripped down and drained out
Tried a million things
But my heart's been shy

Well I hope you try to find me,
I'm all spun and pacing
I know what you want to say here, so say it
Forget the words speaking
Just want to rearrange
So I'll just say it

Oooooooooooh, yeah
I really miss you, I miss you, I said
Smile at the chance just to see you again
I really miss you, I miss you, I said
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Beat stroking this like
The wrong things that I think are right
I never knew that I could go as far as this
I took a problem recently forgotten
Don't know who I had been before I slipped

Oh, I want to change it
I will live a life that makes you smile
When I'm done here and long gone
Feverish and peaking, just wanna see your face
Oh, What you say, what you say?

Oooooooooooh, yeah
I really miss you, I miss you, I said
Smile at the chance just to see you again
I really miss you, I miss you, I said
So look at me now
Before I walk away
You just might miss me, miss me one day
Yeah Yeah Yeah



All comments from YouTube:

@exxtraamusic4151

This album doesn't get nearly enough credit it deserves

@reekhavoc2932

This band doesn't lol

@Dom213

Idk, I think it does. A lot of people loved this album beyond pumped up kicks.

@mondocabezo444

I remember when my father bought this album , every family car trip was Connected With Foster the People music

@julio.22nd

Que buen padre

@kagurazakabg04

I would like to have a trip with my family like that at least 1 time for my life

@peytonmoses8130

I bought the cd as soon as torches first dropped

@jacksadowsky6349

Your dad is so cool dude

@lukasdaniels3715

Same thing for me, this music is a key part of my childhood

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@SandvichMuncher

This was one of my sister's and I favorite FtP songs to listen to. She ended her life in 2021. This is the first time I've been able to listen to this song since. It hurts so much. I miss you so much Mari. I didn't know you were going to leave when you did and I do miss you so so much


Reader, life sucks and depression makes everything worse, but please please please don't ever believe we will be better off without you.

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