Blink 182: I Miss You Meaning
Song Released: 2004
Covered By: 5 Seconds of Summer
I Miss You Lyrics
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 you want
Where you can always find me...
anonymous Oct 5th, 2006 10:44am report
To me it sounds like the chorus of this song indicates mixed emotions towards someone. When delong sings "don't waste your time on me, you're already a voice inside my head" it's as if he's telling someone that it's too late, they're nothing more to him than a memory. Then hoppus follows with "I miss you...", as if contradicting the previous statement. It's like this person has been hurt badly by the one he loves, and wants to them to leave, but all that he can think about is how much he loves them. Other phrases in the song seem to indicate this as well: "the angel from my nightmare" (unless you interpret this as a direct reference to the nightmare before christmas). The "nightmare" mentioned is a pre-conceived situation this person has been fearing (ie: his loved one cheating on him, or maybe breaking up with him). And the "angel" obviously, is his loved one. The verses of the song sound mostly like symbolic reminiscings of an unrequitted lover. In anycase, that's just how I interpret the song.
anonymous Jun 24th, 2006 6:44pm report
Forget about who was the song dedicated to.. TOM.. TRAVIS wutever... The thing is that the song must be dedicated to a special person that they miss and that their voice is unforgetable maybe the part of the Nightmare Before Christmas has to do with the song they are just giving out an example of a happy couple. The part where they say "I cannot sleep I cannot dream tonight.. I need somebody and always". I think that part is so sweet and true. We've all had these days where it may be 2:30 in the morning and you just can't sleep neither dream because you are still thinking of that person and you start thinking how much you need someone by your side to be with you and to care and love you.
anonymous Nov 3rd, 2005 11:21pm report
Yes indeedy, there is parts of the song that relate to The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton along with parts of the video. The lines 'And we can live like jack and sally if we want, Where you can always find me and we'll have Halloween on Christmas.' are based around the movie and the video for I Miss You just has the same vibe as the movie(TNBC).
Anyway, I think this song is about Tom's missing of his family (One of the factors in the breaking up of this band.... Tom wanted a break... Mark never cared... Read Kerrang! cause I can't be bothered going over the break up... its just depressing!). This was just one of the many songs on the self titled album that Tom wrote about this and if you listen to the ending few minutes of Violence there's a big ass message to Toms wife. I really strayed from the point didn't i? So... I Miss You = Directed at Toms wife.
**** In the video there's a scene where two lesbians kiss... Why do I just know Tom was standing behind the camera crews etc and nodding in approval? ****
Thank you, that is all... Good night.
BLINK RULE! \\m/ (-_-) \\m/
anonymous Jun 16th, 6:54pm report
He wants the person to leave because he dose not want to hurt the people he loves but all he can think about is ow much he loves this person.
anonymous Mar 31st, 3:35am report
I always thought this song was about suicide. My interpretation is that a lover had killed themselves, hence all the death and decay ref's. In a sort of insane state he wants to be haunted by them, although he is driven mad by her memory and starts to imagine her himself. The 'where are you?' line to me was really poignant because I always thought of this as someone calling out to be haunted or more sinisterly asking if said person is in hell or heaven or neither. I also felt like the 'treason' was her betraying her own body or the laws of nature. He is angry at himself for wondering if he could've stopped her. Furthermore, 'jack and sally' was a way of suggesting she is dead and he wishes to join her and live in a dead world with her, sort of parodying the life they lead together before.
I think it's about a guy who is obsessed with a girl and she doesn't want him, 'you can always find me' interprets that the girl does know where he is but is choosing not to go because she doesn't like him like he likes her.
'I miss you' he is saying because he misses her and wants her with him, but sea left because he was so obsessed with her, and he's never got over her leaving him so now he's depressed 'cause he thought it was love, but the girl thought different.
anonymous Nov 26th, 2012 11:58am report
Okay so to clear all this up, this song was not written for someone who died. It's written for a girl that left him whom he was in love with. At a certain point he talks about "the indecision to call you/and hear your voice of treason." And at the beginning he refers to her as the "angel from my nightmare," meaning he stills loves her, but thinking of her is horribly hurtful to him (a nightmare). When he sings "don't waste your time on me/you're already the voice inside my head," he's saying that it's like she's still present, but he wishes she wasn't because she's already embedded in his memory. When he says "we could live like Jack and Sally" he is referencing The Nightmare Before Christmas, keeping up with the dark and depressing theme of the song that matches his emotions.
anonymous Apr 20th, 2012 4:23pm report
I think the part..."Don't waste your time on me your already the voice inside my head" possible means that he's reassuring someone that he loves and maybe away from. He's telling her not to waste time worrying about what he is doing while he is away because she is the only thing he thinks about it.
But that's just me.
anonymous Jan 1st, 2012 1:40am report
I think its about DJ Adam that passed away in 2011.
anonymous Aug 28th, 2011 8:11am report
but he says "the voice inside my head" not "a voice inside my head".
anonymous Aug 25th, 2011 8:24am report
all of you guys have this all all all wrong.. this song was written by travis barker, the drummer of the band, and wrote this for his ex-wife when they split up. Their wedding had a theme of Nightmare before Christmas so thats why he refers to Jack and Sally and have Halloween on Christmas... this song has nothing to do with death or someone dying.. its a song written for someone in particualar
anonymous Aug 3rd, 2011 8:15pm report
I went away for a week and my friend told me to listen to this sing every night. Now I think he wants to be more than friends because I'm all he thinks about at night... Am I the voice inside his head?
anonymous Jul 28th, 2011 7:01pm report
From the music video..I think this song is actually about a guy and a girl going out and she ends up cheating on him (in the video she is with another girl) but they both still love each other very much. And he saying its to late and then she either tries or actually commits suicide. And he feels bad cuz he misses her. And he's saying how much he loves her.
anonymous May 3rd, 2011 5:51pm report
"The shadow in the background of the morgue"
i think a way is he feels alone and darkness haunts him when he uses the word "in the background" he feels it just watching him silently but feeling that even in the background the darkness can still drown him.
anonymous May 1st, 2011 5:54am report
blink 182 might had dedicated this song to someone specifically; but the song is about missing someone or something so badly; that it hurts. and it describes how that feeling eats you alive, part by part.
77sparks77 Mar 30th, 2011 3:33pm report
I think the song could be to do with how the Artist has just gotten so confused and is asking the person he sings of to stop messing with his head. This can be seen from the lyrics in the chorus;
"Don't waste your time,
The Voice inside my head.
I miss You."
This indicates the artist is in a confusion of emotion and doesn't wish this person to interact with him anymore as he knows this will just spiral him into a much deeper pit of confusion.
The song however never indicates he is not friendly with the person he sings of as seen from the line
"The Angel of My Nightmare"
"We can live like Jack and Sally"
Implying that the artist sees this person as amazing but his life is far too messed up and confusing to completley understand it resulting in the first metaphor. The second simile may indicate that he has thought of a twisted future for him and this person as the characters Jack & Sally are also from the story, "The Nightmare before Christmas" which can also be heard from the line,
"We'll have Halloween on Christmas"
anonymous Feb 21st, 2011 2:25pm report
Not sure if this was already said but I do recollect the lyrics "lets have halloween on christmas, we can live like jack and sally if we want" was in reference to Travis and his wifes relationship, just how it was so pure and loving and that theyd do anything to be with each other. Also I read that someone said something about The end of Violence, that letter being read aloud which leads into Stockholm Syndrome. I once heard/read that it was a letter Toms grandmother wrote to Toms grandfather while she was away in WW 2. Again not 100% sure about that but I do remember something along those lines. Anyways...amazing song and truly amazing cd all around. So glad they are back together.
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