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[Intro - Instrumental (16 seconds)]

[Verse 1]
I always needed time on my own,
I never thought I'd, need you there when I cry
And the days feel like years when I'm alone,
And the bed where you lied,
Is made up on your side.

[Refrain]
When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?

[Chorus]
When you're gone,
The pieces of my heart are missing you!
When you're gone,
The face I came to know is missing too!
When you're gone,
All the words I need to hear to always get me through the day...
And make it OK...
I miss you.

[Verse 2]
I've never felt this way before,
Everything that I do,
Reminds me of you.
And the clothes you left,
They lie on the floor,
And they smell just like you,
I love the things that you do!

[Refrain]
When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?

[Chorus]
When you're gone,
The pieces of my heart are missing you!
When you're gone,
The face I came to know is missing too!
And when you're gone,
The words I need to hear to always get me through the day...
And make it OK...
I miss you.

[Middle-eight]
We were made for each other,
Out here forever,
I know we were,
Yeah Yeah!
All I ever wanted was for you to know,
Everything I do I give my heart and soul,
I can hardly breathe I need to feel you here with me...
Yeah!

[Chorus]
When you're gone,
The pieces of my heart are missing you!
When you're gone,
The face I came to know is missing too!
When you're gone,
The words I need to hear will always get me through the day...
And make it OK...
I miss you!

[Instrumental - 15 seconds]



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    usafgirl_18Nov 28, 2008 at 7:13 am
    This song means alot to me cuz my boyfriend is in afghanistan and I went to his apartment the other day to make sure everything was alright I laid in his bed and just cried. I miss him so much. Its just so hard right now. I worry everyday that he may not come back. I had a dream about him the other night and reached over to hold him and I didn't feel anything so I woke up and realized he wasnt there. :(
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    UnregisteredOct 11, 2014 at 10:28 am
    Most of you have dedicated this song to your boyfriends or exes but I dedicate this song to my father. He works in another city and is barely home. I really miss him when he's away. I love my father more than anything. When I miss him badly I usually cry with his picture in my hands. I miss the things we do together. Whenever I miss him, I listen this song. I also sang this song to him on fathers' day and by the end of the song he had tears streaming down his face. I Love You Dad!
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    linkin_park_luvrMay 21, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    I dedicate this song to my mama in heaven she's been dead for about four or five years. Her name is Karen and I still keep her in my heart and I still love her. I miss her so much. It also reminds me of my first lover. His name is Matt. I am now able to talk to him after a year of not seein him. We are real good friends. But I can only talk to him on Myspace. That depresses me now. I am also moving skools next year. So I dedicate this song to all ma peeps frm ma skool. I love yall!
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    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm
    This song is super-relatable. Honestly, I could not put my ipod down after first listening to this. My meaning of this song is that you should always cherish the moments you have with someone you hold dearly to your heart before it's too late. I got through my cousin's death by listening to this song. I used to always sit in bed on a sunday night and whenever I missed him, I listened to this song and fell asleep, forgetting all about it. I praise avril lavigne for this song. The words have lyrical meaning, and it has helped many through their darkest hours.
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    UnregisteredMay 4, 2012 at 6:11 am
    This song dedicated to his ex boyfriend that it is hard for her to forget that certain guy. Even the time that guy was walking away, every step the guy takes it flashes all those memories that they were being together. , the way they used to laugh each other, they cried, they teased. , and so much more. It is really true that letting him go is not an easy thing! My bhoo.

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