I Miss You

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About I Miss You

"I Miss You" is a song by American rock band Blink-182, released on November 18, 2003 as the second single from the group's self-titled fifth studio album. Co-written by guitarist Tom DeLonge and bassist Mark Hoppus, they employed a method of writing separately and bringing their two verses together later. The song, produced entirely acoustic, features an acoustic electric bass, a cello, and a brushstroked drum loop. The song was inspired by The Cure song "The Love Cats" and contains references to The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). The song peaked at number one on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although "All the Small Things" had slightly more radio airplay, "I Miss You" sold more copies, earning gold certification for selling over 500,000 copies. In the United Kingdom, the song was a national top 10 hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number eight. 


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I miss you, miss you

Hello there 
The angel from my nightmare
The shadow in the background of the morgue
The unsuspecting victim 
Of darkness in the valley
We can live like Jack and Sally if we want
Where you can always find me
And we'll have Halloween on Christmas
And in the night we'll wish this never ends
We'll wish this never ends

I miss you, I miss you
I miss you I miss you

Where are you?
And I'm so sorry
I cannot sleep I cannot dream tonight
I need somebody and always
This sick strange darkness
Comes creeping on so haunting every time
And as I stared I counted
The webs from all the spiders
Catching things and eating their insides
Like indecision to call you
And hear your voice of treason
Will you come home and stop the pain tonight
Stop this pain tonight

Don't waste your time on me 
You're already the voice inside my head (I miss you, I miss you)
Don't waste your time on me 
You're already the voice inside my head (I miss you, I miss you)

Don't waste your time on me 
You're already the voice inside my head (I miss you, I miss you)
Don't waste your time on me 
You're already the voice inside my head (I miss you, I miss you)
Don't waste your time on me 
You're already the voice inside my head (I miss you, I miss you)
Don't waste your time on me 
You're already the voice inside my head (I miss you, I miss you)

I miss you, I miss you
I miss you, I miss you
I miss you, I miss you
I miss you, I miss you

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Blink-182 is an American rock band consisting of vocalist and bass guitarist Mark Hoppus, vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. They have sold over 28 million albums worldwide since forming in Poway, California in 1992. With original drummer Scott Raynor they released their debut album Cheshire Cat in 1994 and achieved moderate success with its follow-up, 1997's Dude Ranch, which went on to sell over one million copies. Raynor was replaced by Barker midway through a 1998 tour. more »

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Written by: Thomas Delonge, Mark Hoppus, Travis L. Barker

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12 facts about this song

Release Date
"I Miss You" by blink-182 was released on February 2, 2004, as the second single from their self-titled album.
Chart Performance
The song reached #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Music Genre
The song was a departure from the band's pop punk sound, incorporating a more mature emo-inspired sound.
Video Popularity
The music video for "I Miss You" was highly successful and was nominated for Best Group Video at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards.
Lyrics Inspiration
Lyrically, the song is inspired by the loneliness and longing that comes with missing someone you care about.
Band Lineup
During the recording of this song, the band consisted of Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker.
Song Composition
"I Miss You" is noted for its change of pace and the use of an acoustic guitar, cello, and piano, a different approach compared to the band's usual reliance on electric guitars and fast tempo.
Cultural Impact
The line "Don't waste your time on me, you're already the voice inside my head," from the song has become one of the most recognizable and quoted lyrics in blink-182's discography.
Cover Versions
Many artists have since covered "I Miss You", including boyband 5 Seconds of Summer and American singer-songwriter, Boyce Avenue.
Writing Credits
"I Miss You" was written by band members Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus. However, according to Hoppus in numerous interviews, the song was spearheaded primarily by DeLonge.
Studio Recording
This song was recorded during the band’s time at their rented home in San Diego, which they dubbed “The Rubicon.”
Cinematic Influence
The song's music video, directed by music video director Jonas Åkerlund, was influenced by the aesthetics of certain films, most notably the 1931 horror movie, "Frankenstein" and Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film, "The Shining."

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