What does I Miss You mean?

Blink-182: I Miss You Meaning

Album cover for I Miss You album cover

Song Released: 2004

Covered By: 5 Seconds of Summer

I Miss You Lyrics

(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 you want
Where you can always find me...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 5th 2006 !⃝

    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.


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    Sep 1st 2007 !⃝

    This song I think is about the guy loving someone and they did something to make him mad/upset. "Where are you and I'm so sorry" means he is sorry that he had to leave her but showing he still cares. When he sings and compares the spiders eating the other bugs insides like the indecision to call them meaning he is torn between forgiveness or to not forgive. "Come home and stop this pain tonight" Means he feels like she should be back but when he says "Dont waste your time on me you're already a voice inside my head" shows that he decides he doesn't want her back, and now all of it is just a memory. And when it repeats "I miss you" is going back to his original decision of forgiving. The song is basically him fighting himself to either forgive or leave someone he loved so much that hurt him.


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    Jun 24th 2006 !⃝

    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.

  4. anonymous
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    May 9th 2022 !⃝

    I never even heard of these people not their cover. I'm, how do I feel about covers?! Some things, from music, to film, to fashion(yes Kim, I'm talking to U. Get ya fat azz outta a REAL ICON’s dress!” Can you imagine?! More than a triple threat, 1 leaving Jackie mfkn O at the White House to go to a Bday party at Madison Square Garden. Unless you can do it better-don’t do it at all. “Know thyself.” NOT “Ho, thyself.” Also, she was with the Most Powerful Man in the World+his 2nd in command. American Royalty. You were with the Most Delusional Man in the World and have a foiles a deux of being intergalactic royalty. Nobody likes inauthentiCITY-nobody w/their own stylo+personality anyway. Please get off Shopify/whoever when you relaunch your makeup(loved), consider pricing, quality, size consistency, the idea it’s not 2002(thong shapewear?! That's like a prostitute nun! Wtf?!”) I digress.... I imagine Scott is hearing this in his head+wanting to get in a time machine w/me so we can go back to NYC b4 we lost those we’ll never get to listen to this with. N those that are left are so close yet have never been further. The voice in your head is your conscience. You change for people who you are enamored with, who make you want to be a better person. Your inner monologue never stopped just bc they did. The ultimate. They betrayed you after you gave up everything. For them. For your best friEND. I'm not a faucet. I can't transfer feelings from 1 person2another like it’s a bank acct. So he gets what he thinks he’s supposed to have. I break bc I know the best if my life is behind me. And the 1 who gave me this song moved to FL+I never listened to it until it was too late. And then he was coming back here...so I waited...+waited+couldn’t find him... But I found his obituary. My heart aches. I just don't see myself that way. U need to b blunt/ I friendzone you immediately preferring gay men-a girl’d best friend! “Square cut or pear shaped these rocks won't lose their shape!.....Harry Winston tell me all about it!” -M.M.

    I miss you Troy...
    Best laugh ever! Xo!


  5. anonymous
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    Dec 26th 2020 !⃝

    In the song, he mentions the stuff wriyen, but other lines tell all-angel from my nightmare,-she is dead.: (he can’t let go, and life is a nightmare, shadow in the back room of the morge, an unexpecting victim. Once again, she is dead. The lyrics to the song are somewhat abuguis and could really mean or apply to anything, but with a profound sense of loss. But the few specific ones that when added to the other ambiguas words, really tells a story . Instead of just saying the story it is written as poetry.

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2018 !⃝

    I believe this song is about a boy who's significant other has either left him or is becoming distant and not themselves anymore. The line 'Like indecision to call you. And hear your voice of treason. Will you come home and stop the pain tonight. Stop this pain tonight' indicates that she may be cheating or coming home late at night or not coming home at all. All in all, this song is really sad and this cover is amazing.

  7. anonymous
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    May 25th 2018 !⃝

    This was a cover of Blink182, but 5sos covered it a few yrs ago, my brother still thinks it's about spiders, and eating their insides.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 1st 2018 !⃝

    Ok, 5SOS didn’t actually write this song, but it’s sweet gay they did a cover. Maybe they just really like the song. Or they truly connect with it emotionally. This song is about missing someone (obviously) but loving them enough to let them go. “Don’t waste your time on me” most of the song though is just thoughts in their head with situations regarding the person they miss.

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2017 !⃝

    It's a cover of blink-182. It's about hoping your relationship never ends no matter what happens because the love is so strong

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2016 !⃝

    This is the cover of a song by Blink 182 called "I Miss You" which is about a guy who's trying to find his long lost love who has died, but he's still trying to find her because it's hard for him to move on and he misses her

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2016 !⃝

    well, you should go and check the interpretation of the original song :)

  12. anonymous
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    Jan 28th 2016 !⃝

    It's about one of them is missing someone and this hurt them. It;s so sad but I know how they feel.

  13. roteno
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    Apr 19th 2015 !⃝

    okay who it was written for or whatever blah blah blah,

    I was thinking,

    the part where he says

    "don't waste your time on me, you're already the voice inside my head"

    like shes ruined him for other women. hear me out. it's like saying the feel of the song is he is willing to wait around for this girl, he is stuck in love with someone who probably doesn't love him anymore...

    and how some people go back to a familiar person because they may be randomly lonely

    and it leads people on, screws with their head, like when someone moves on but they don't wanna be a jerk and come out and say I wanna move on, but don't want you to.

    I take it as he is saying don't waste your time on me... don't try and string me along. cause youre already in my head. with the decisions I make, the people I see, when u spend so much time with someone who is a big part of how you live your life you carry them with you...

    just a thought anyway. cute.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 4th 2015 !⃝

    "In the night well wish this never ends" is my favorite line because hes telling the truth and basically saying; "you may hate me again tomorrow but you do still love me when we're in a comfortable embrace." Proving the love between the couple

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2014 !⃝

    This song doesn't belong to 5sos, it is a cover they done by Blink 182

  16. anonymous
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    Nov 6th 2014 !⃝

    Firstly, this is a cover hehe. Second the meaning is missing someone. If you watch blink182 official music video it kinda of explains.
    hope I helped x

  17. anonymous
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    Sep 28th 2014 !⃝

    This song, which is originally written by Blink 182, is about the aftermath of a breakup. The guy is feeling alone and wants to get back together with his past girlfriend "the angel from his nightmare" or past relationship. He's still in love with her and misses her. She's the "voice inside his head"

  18. anonymous
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    Sep 23rd 2014 !⃝

    This is their cover of Blink 182's "I Miss You" and it's obviously about missing somebody :P
    I think it's a great song

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