Missing You



I've been missing you...

I've got the roses, I've got the wine,
With a little luck she will be here on time,
This is the place we used to go,
With romantic music and the lights down low,
And as you stand there amazed at the door,
And you're wondering what all this is for,
It's just a simple thing from me to you,
The lady that I adore, 'cos there's something,
That you should know, it's that

I've been missing you, more than words can say,
And that I've been thinking about it every day,
And the time we had just dancing nice and slow,
And I said now I've found you,
I'm never letting go;

There is no reason to the things that we do,
You can break a heart with just a word or two,
And take a lifetime to apologise,
When the one you love's in front of your eyes,
And I will fall to my knees like a fool,
If it's the only way of getting through,
You see if I think you are beautiful,
Someone else is going to feel it too,
So there's only one thing to do, tell you that

I've been missing you, more than words can say,
And that I've been thinking about it every day,
Well tonight's our night for dancing nice and slow,
Because now I've found you, I'm never letting go,
No, now I've found you, I'm never letting go;

I've been missing you... I've been missing you...
I've been missing you... I've been missing you, darling...
"This is a vintage de Burgh as well. This is pretty light-hearted track, and it's probably going to be the first single. It's not exactly the same as Lady In Red in terms of 'We've been together and I haven't noticed you very much', instead it's really about two people who have perhaps drifted apart. Perhaps they've had a fight, maybe he's moved out - or she has - or maybe they haven't been ringing each other up, if they're not living together. Anyway, it's the classic situation, where the guy - and women love to see this today! - is on his knees saying 'Look, I'm sorry. It was my fault.' So the scene is this: He's in a restaurant, he's bought roses, he's got special wine - champagne, maybe - and it's their favourite restaurant. This is where they used to come a lot, but they haven't been there for a while. So he's called her up and said 'Meet me at this place.' She comes, arrives at the door and is amazed; she doesn't realise what this is all about, all this sense of occasion. And he says 'Listen, I just have to say... I'm missing you - more than words can say. And the time we had just dancing nice and slow when I said "Now I've found you, I'm never letting go..."' He just apologises, really. Another line is 'There is no reason for the things that we do, you can break a heart with just a word or two - and take a lifetime to apologise when the one you love is in front of your eyes.' There's also a bit in there about something which I think is arrogant for a man to assume - this his woman is never going to go off with someone else. I've always felt that, and the line is 'You see, if I think you're beautiful, someone else is going to feel it, too. So there's only one thing to do; tell you that I've been missing you - more than words can say.' I think it's going to be a very strong song, that one, and it concerns a feeling that is very common in relationships."
The Getaway Gazette, September '88
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