Song of the Day #3,884: ‘Missing U’ – Robyn

Robyn makes her second appearance on the Pazz & Jop poll, tied for the #18 spot. ‘Missing U’ was the first single released from her album Honey.

This track sums up what’s great about Robyn. It’s a danceable electro pop song that also brings the feels. She lends a vulnerability to her songs that you usually find in more traditional balladry, but dresses it with a techno sheen.

[Verse 1]
Baby, it’s so real to me
Now that it’s over
The space where you used to be
Your head on my shoulder
All of the plans we made
That never happened
Now your scent on my pillow’s faded
At least you left me with something

[Chorus]
There’s this empty space you left behind
Now you’re not here with me
I keep digging through our waste of time
But the picture’s incomplete
There’s this empty space you left behind
Now you’re not here with me
I keep digging through our waste of time
But the picture’s incomplete
‘Cause I’m missing you
I miss you

[Verse 2]
Can’t make sense of all of the pieces
Of my own delusions
Can’t take all these memories
Don’t know how to use ‘em
There’s a slick washed up onto the beach
I follow the traces
Finding clues in my pockets and opening boxes
And going places we went
Remember to forget
Thinking how it could been
I’ve turned all my sorrow into glass
It don’t leave no shadow

[Chorus]
There’s this empty space you left behind
Now you’re not here with me
I keep digging through our waste of time
But the picture’s incomplete
There’s this empty space you left behind
Now you’re not here with me
I keep digging through our waste of time
But the picture’s incomplete
‘Cause I’m missing you
I miss you

[Bridge]
(I miss you)
This part of you, this clock that stopped
This residue, it’s all I’ve got
(I miss you)
This part of you, this clock that stopped
(Clock that stopped)
This residue (It’s all I got)
It’s all I’ve got

[Outro]
There’s this empty space you left behind
(This part of you, this clock that stopped)
I keep thinking you’re still right beside me
(This residue, it’s all I got)
You’re still there
There’s this empty space you left behind
(This part of you, this clock that stopped)
All the love you gave, it still defines me
There’s this empty space you left behind
I keep thinking you’re still right beside me
There’s this empty space you left behind
I keep thinking you’re still right beside me
There’s this empty space you left behind
All the love you gave, it still defines me

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,884: ‘Missing U’ – Robyn

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Electronic dance music isn’t really my jam, but this is decent enough for that type of music.

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