Weíll all change
Weíll all age
What we know
Will turn strange
We think weíll
Stay the same
And no one
Iíll love you
As times change
And times fade
And our past
When lifeís spent
Letís make it the times of our
Iíll miss you
Letís make this time worth our while
Iíll miss you
Never forget these times
Iíll miss you
Youíll stay young in my heart
Always in my heart
about I'll Miss You
Miss You is a super powerful song.
I wrote it while I was really depressed over
was really down and wanted to write a song so bad.
Finally at about a half hour past midnight that
night, early May 1, 2000, I started writing.
At first I was going to write the
song about the incident and what happened, but then I
decided to write it about life in general.
I wrote it about the way I was feeling.
I was worried that things were ruined and would
never be the same, and was thinking about how fast life
It was a really easy song to write.
I had all the verses down in the first half hour.
Since it was a different type of song structure
than I was used to writing, I wasnít sure if I was
done or not. I
was thinking the song may need one more verse, but it
was almost 1 AM and I was super tired, so I decided to
go to bed and figure it out the next day.
The next day came, and I figured
out how the rest of the songís structure would go, but
didnít have any lyrics for it yet.
That night while getting ready for bed (brushing,
flossing, etc.) at almost 1AM, the new part played in my
head, and then the lyrics for that part suddenly came to
me. Before I went to bed, I wrote the new lyrics I had just
thought of down on paper, and the song was finished.
The meaning of this song is a
Itís basically about the fact that nothing in
this life is forever, and the fact that all things come
to an endówhether itís a moment or an era.
Some things feel like they are forever, but
looking back on life, you know that is never true.
The last part of the song, I guess that would be
the chorus, is kind of the light at the end of the
saying that the party is not over yet.
Now is our time, so letís make the most of it.
But there is still that grim reminder that is
being sung behind the chorus:
Iíll miss you.
What Iím trying to say there is that even
though you have a friend that you will know till
youíre 80 years old, the people you will become later
on in life is not the same people that you were.
Values, emotions, lifestyles, lifeóall those
things change in time.
People mature, get married, move away, etc. Thinking back to when you were 12 or 16 or 22Ö you will
miss what that moment had to offer, and the way it made
seize this moment, because it wonít lastóand
a line from last nightís episode.
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