Hidden in the shadows of the more pop-y, feel good tracks of the album “Save Rock and Roll”, such as “Young Volcanoes”, and the quite frankly hollow singles such as “The Phoenix” and “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark”; the heartfelt lyrics of “Miss Missing You” inevitably strike a chord among listeners.
In contrast to most songs focusing on break-ups, long lost loves and romantic hardships, “Miss Missing You” addresses the bitter-sweet reminiscence of what could have been, which is often overlooked by songwriters and lyricists and yet often an unavoidable experience.
The evocative opening of the chorus, “Baby you were my picket fence”, easily hooks the listeners, regardless of what stage in life they find themselves in, with the meaning behind the lyrics resonating on a personal level.
For such a catchy song that carries the album emotionally, it would be an outrage to let it go unnoticed, and deserves its chance to be in the limelight.
~ Hannah McCaldin
Check out Fall Out Boy’s “Miss Missing You” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVOBh7ItPFI