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121 Songs About Missing Someone You Love

Updated on October 14, 2017
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FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

It sure hurts to be apart from someone you love.  If you're going to sulk, you might as well listen to some good music while you do it.
It sure hurts to be apart from someone you love. If you're going to sulk, you might as well listen to some good music while you do it. | Source

When Missing Loved Ones Becomes A Lifestyle

I grew up missing people. My father was a company man — a corporate nomad — so when it came time to move again, we packed up and went where the career opportunities led him.

The only place he ever declined to move was Utah. That's because no one in their right mind agrees to move to Utah. (Hey, no offense.)

Growing up, I missed friends, neighbors, and classmates across six states. Relationships were temporary. Living hundreds of miles from relatives, we visited them once or twice a year. For seven years, my dad worked second shift so he could climb that corporate ladder; often I missed him, too.

When I attended college, naturally it was out-of-state. Then, I landed a corporate job much like his and continued the nomadic lifestyle of corporate relocations and missing people.

Once I became a parent, however, I sought to ensure that my own daughter didn't grow up missing people she loved. I wanted to give her the gift of being "from" somewhere. I wanted to give her the gift of not continually feeling loss or separation from all that was familiar.

We now live a stone's throw from my parents and other family. Corporate nomads eventually find their oasis, and it's rarely at the top of the organizational ladder.

Where is your oasis?
Where is your oasis? | Source

1. "Missing" by Everything But the Girl

The 1995 dance mix version of this song was a worldwide hit, reminiscing about a friend who moved away. Although his friend is long gone, the narrator in the song still goes by her house years later: "I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain."

2. "I Miss You" by Incubus

Have you ever been so absorbed by someone that when they're gone, even for a few days, thoughts of missing them utterly consume you? This song from 2000 reflects that sentiment of wanting to be with them again.

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3. "Wish You Were Here" by Avril Lavigne

Count yourself lucky if you have someone who really "gets you" deep down. They're here, they're everywhere, but when they're apart from you, your life feels like misery. This 2011 song is a dedication to that close bond.

Missing someone you love due to a move, business travel, relationship separation or break-up, military deployment, or death?  Make a playlist of missing you songs to ease the pain.
Missing someone you love due to a move, business travel, relationship separation or break-up, military deployment, or death? Make a playlist of missing you songs to ease the pain. | Source

4. "Please Come To Boston" by Dave Loggins

This 1974 country classic is an anthem for anyone who moves away from their roots and leaves a sweetheart behind. It's about a man who travels from Boston to Denver to LA, trying to make his mark on the world.

Along his journey, he invites his beloved to join him, but she says, "No, boy, won't you come home to me?" In reality, singer/songwriter Dave Loggins admits that there was no one actually waiting for him back in Tennessee.

5. "So Far Away" by Carole King

This reflective, mournful 1971 song sure stands the test of time. People churn through our lives and move forward in their own journeys, but that doesn't mean we don't miss them terribly.

6. "Far Away" by Nickelback

If you've ever been in a relationship in which both partners struggle to get their timing right, you'll appreciate this 2006 song. One partner may be ready for a big commitment while the other is not yet prepared to go "all in." Failing to synchronize both hearts might mean living forever with regrets or what-ifs. Does this resonate for you?

"I wanna write ‘I miss you’ on a rock and throw at your face so you know how much it hurts to miss you." - Anonymous
"I wanna write ‘I miss you’ on a rock and throw at your face so you know how much it hurts to miss you." - Anonymous | Source

7. "I Miss You" by Klymaxx

If you've ever broken up with someone and had a hard time forgetting him or her, this is the song for you. The 1985 song is about a broken relationship that isn't over yet for one partner.

8. "Get Here" by Oleta Adams

No matter the distance that may separate you and the one you love, there are many modes of transportation that can unite you. This 1991 song cleverly describes some of them, from the mundane to the unusual, because "I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can."

9. "Baby Come Back" by Player

Sometimes you don't realize you've made a mistake until a person has left your side. This 1977 song emphasizes hindsight in a broken love relationship, highlighting the man's desire to make things right:

Baby come back, any kind of fool could see
There was something in everything about you
Baby come back, you can blame it all on me
I was wrong and I just can't live without you ... .

"I keep myself busy with the things I do. But every time I pause, I still think of you." - Anonymous
"I keep myself busy with the things I do. But every time I pause, I still think of you." - Anonymous | Source

10. "Miss You Like Crazy" by Natalie Cole

In this 1989 song, the couple may have taken a break but the woman's feelings for her partner have remained strong. She has missed him so badly that it makes you think she is a little crazy herself.

"Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven." - Tryon Edwards
"Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven." - Tryon Edwards | Source

11. "Hey There Delialah" by Plain White T’s

This is a sweet love song from 2005 about a girl who is away at school in New York City, separated 1,000 miles from her boyfriend. The young man offers her long distance love as well as encouragement to keep hanging in there for two more years until they can be together again.

12. "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton

There's nothing like the death of a child. This 1992 song was written two years after Clapton's four-year old son, Conor, fell from a window of a 53rd-floor New York apartment building. In the years since, Clapton dealt with his grief by writing this Grammy-nominated song and by making public service announcements for childproofing windows and staircases.

"My heart never knew loneliness until you went away."
"My heart never knew loneliness until you went away." | Source

13. "Who Knew" by Pink

In this 2006 song Pink is in disbelief that her relationship is over:

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong
I know better 'cause you said forever, and ever
Who knew?

14. "Missing You" by John Waite

Although the mind may tell you that you don't miss that special person, the heart knows differently. So says this 1984 song in which a man still wonders why his lover left, as he desperately struggles with his memories of her.

"Even when we are apart, we have a link from heart to heart."
"Even when we are apart, we have a link from heart to heart." | Source

15. "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes

The man in this 1983 song has broken up with his beloved. He misses her and is having a hard time moving on because everywhere he goes there are reminders of her sweet tenderness.

16. "I’m Already There" by Lonestar

Families that are separated by business travel or military obligations can identify with the message in this 2001 song. While traveling on business, the narrator calls home when his child asks, "Daddy when you comin' home?" The manner in which the father responds is sheer poetry.

"No matter how far apart we are we will always be under the same sky."
"No matter how far apart we are we will always be under the same sky." | Source

17. "I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith

This 1997 power ballad describes the intensity felt by one person towards another, as he wants to capture every moment he can listening to her breathe, watching her smile while she is sleeping, and wondering what she is dreaming.

18. "Holes In the Floor Of Heaven" by Steve Wariner

When you lose a loved one — whether a grandparent, spouse or friend — grief can linger. However, there is comfort in knowing that your loved one watches over you from above. This 1998 song acknowledges their loving watchfulness.

"You may be out of my sight, but never out of my mind. I miss you!"
"You may be out of my sight, but never out of my mind. I miss you!" | Source

19. "Missing You" by Steve Perry

In this 1994 song, the narrator misses his former lover and blames himself for the relationship breakup:

You gave much more than I did
I gave what I had to give
If I could you know I would
I'd make it up to you instead I'm
Missing you.

"Days were better when we were together."
"Days were better when we were together." | Source

20. "Home" by Michael Bublé

The narrator in this 2005 song is apart from his lover while he travels. Missing her terribly and wanting to return home, he says he

May be surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone.
I just wanna go home.
Oh, I miss you, you know ... .

21. "A Long December" by Counting Crows

When you lose someone you love, the anniversary of their death can be an especially challenging time. In this 1996 song — written about a band member's friend who was run over by a car — the winter months bring back images and smells that remind him of his grief.

"What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you."
"What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you." | Source

22. "He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones

If this legendary 1980 song doesn't leave a lump in your throat, you've got no heart. It revived the career of George Jones ("The Possum") and is about a heartbroken man who swore to forever love the sweetheart who left him. Throughout his life he missed her, and finally on the day of his funeral he stopped loving her.

23. "What Hurts The Most" by Rascal Flatts

In this 2006 hit, the narrator lives with big regrets as he misses the love of his life. He ruminates about what he didn't say, what might have been, and watching his girl walk away. Now he stands alone in an empty house with just his memories.

24. "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" by The Script

In this 2008 song, a broken hearted man decides to return to the place where he and his girlfriend met. He's still in love with her and misses her so much he refuses to move on.

'Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I can be
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet
And you'd see me waiting for you on the corner of the street.

25. "I Miss My Friend" by Darryl Worrley

When you break up with someone there are lots of things about them you can miss, but their friendship may be most important. This 2002 song reminds us that lovers are companions and their absence can leave a big hole in your life.

26. "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans

When rapper The Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in March 1997, this song was offered up several months later in his memory. To the tune of The Police's 1983 hit, "Every Breath You Take," it won a Grammy and is one of the best-selling singles of all time:

Every step I take
Every move I make
Every single day
Every time I pray
I'll be missing you.

"Be well, do good work, and keep in touch" Garrison Keillor
"Be well, do good work, and keep in touch" Garrison Keillor | Source

27. "Always" by Bon Jovi

The narrator in this 1995 song admits that "I've made mistakes, I'm just a man," and he's really desperate to have his lover return to his side. He promises eternal love if she'll just come back.

28. "Faithfully" by Journey

In this 1983 hit, rock band Journey describes the challenge of maintaining a happy marriage with the stresses of frequent travel and being in the entertainment industry:

And bein' apart ain't easy on this love affair
Two strangers learn to fall in love again
I get the joy of rediscovering you
Oh girl, you stand by me, I'm forever yours, faithfully.

29. "When You're Gone" by Avril Lavigne

Don't you hate it when you say you need a little space and then your significant other gives you so much distance you're like, "No, wait. What? Come back here!" That's what the narrator in this 2007 song experiences. She disses him then she misses him.

30. "How Do I Live" by LeAnn RImes

In this 1997 song, the narrator is contemplating how much she would miss her sweetheart if he ever left. If he went away, she claims, he "would take away everything good in my life." She wouldn't be able breathe, survive, there'd be no sun in the sky, and no world left for her. That sounds pretty desperate, don't you think?

Can miles truly separate you from friends?
Can miles truly separate you from friends? | Source

31. "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum

It's 1:15 a.m. and the narrator in this 2010 song is three sheets to the wind thanks to God only knows how many shots of whiskey. She misses her ex-lover and debates the drunk dial. Girlfriend, sleep this one off! If you still miss him in the morning, you can always call him then.

32. "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" by Patty Loveless

The narrator in this 1994 song endures three traumatic losses at different points in her life — moving away from a childhood best friend, separating from her husband, and suffering the death of her mother. In each of these instances her mother provides comfort with a refrain that reminds her that loss is inevitable:

And she said, "How can I help you
To say goodbye? It's okay to hurt and it's okay to cry.
Come let me hold you and I will try
How can I help you to say goodbye?"

Miss me, but just don't pee in the suitcase. Please?
Miss me, but just don't pee in the suitcase. Please? | Source

33. "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan

The narrator in this 1995 song is suffering restless sleep as she turns over the memories in her head of a lover she misses and just couldn't commit fully to.

34. "You'll Think of Me" by Keith Urban

"Take your stuff and get on out of here" is the not-so-subtle message that the narrator in this 2002 song tells his cheating honey. But as if to tell her not to let the door him her in the rear on her way out, he also warns her that at some point she'll regret it as she thinks of him.

35. "Missing You" by Diana Ross

This 1984 song was a tribute to Motown legend Marvin Gaye and has since been used to recognize the passing of other famous people. It is both mournful and celebratory of the lost person's positive spirit. (Sigh.)

"Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell." - Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell." - Edna St. Vincent Millay | Source

Even More I Miss You Songs

Song
Artist
Year Released
36. Nothing Compares 2 U
Sinead O’Connor
1990
37. It Must've Been Love
Roxette
1992
38. Right Now (Na Na Na)
Akon
2008
39. I Miss You
Blink 182
2004
40. Operator
Jim Croce
1972
41. Gone Too Soon
Michael Jackson
1991
42. Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers
1971
43. I Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
The White Stripes
2002
44. Have You Seen Her?
The Chi-Lites
1971
45. Come Home
One Republic
2007
46. Where've You Been?
Kathy Mattea
1989
47. Bye Bye
Mariah Carey
2008
48. Forever Autumn
Justin Hayward
1976
49. Missing You
Black Eyed Peas
2010
50. The Dance
Garth Brooks
1990
51. Patience
Guns 'N Roses
1989
52. Someone Like You
Adele
2011
53. When I Was Your Man
Bruno Mars
2012
54. Only Days That End In "Y"
Clay Walker
1996
55. Are You Alright?
Lucinda Williams
2007
56. I Still Miss Someone
Martina McBride
2005
57. She Ain't You
New Hollow
2012
58. Anymore
Travis Tritt
1991
59. Not A Day Goes By
Lonestar
2001
60. Don't Think I Don't Think About It
Darius Rucker
2008
61. Wake Me Up When September Ends
Green Day
2004
62. Here Without You
3 Doors Down
2002
63. When the Sun Don't Shine
Best Coast
2010
64. Better Together
Jack Johnson
2006
65. Baby, I've Been Missing You
The Independents
1973
66. What Might've Been
Little Texas
1993
67. Miss You
Aaliyah
2002
68. Missing My Baby
Selena
1992
69. Missin' You
Trey Songz
2007
70. My Arms Keep Missing You
Rick Astley
1987
71. Miss You In A Heartbeat
Def Leppard
1994
72. I Drive Your Truck
Lee Brice
2012
73. I See You
Luke Bryan
2014
74. More Than A Memory
Garth Brooks
2007
75. Who You'd Be Today
Kenny Chesney
2005
76. A Picture of Me (Without You)
Lorrie Morgan
1991
77. Except for Mondays
Lorrie Morgan
1991
78. Long Enough (Forever)
Rascal Flatts
2009
79. Carrying Your Love With Me
George Strait
1997
80. Every Light In the House Is On
Trace Adkins
1996
81. Paint Me A Birmingham
Tracy Lawrence
2004
82. These Days
Rascal Flatts
2002
83. I'm Not Going To Miss You
Glen Campbell
2014
84. I Can't See To Forget You
Heaven and Earth
1976
85. I Just Really Miss You
Miranda Lambert
2007
86. Nobody Knows
Tony RIch
1996
87. Never Be Like You
Flume
2016
88. I'll Never Forget You
MNEK and Zara Larsson
2015
89. From Where You Are
Lifehouse
2010
90. One More Day
Diamond Rio
2001
91. Back To December
Taylor Swift
2010
92. Hello Darlin'
Conway Twitty
1970
93. What I Wouldn't Give
Blake Shelton
2007
94. Good Grief
Bastille
2016
95. It Don't Matter Now (Missing You)
Sarah Darling
2009
96. I Can Dream About You
Dan Hartman
1984
97. In Sleep
Lissie
2010
98. Rivers and Roads
The Head and the Heart
2011
99. Miss You Much
Janet Jackson
1989
100. Miss You
Airplanes
2010
101. You Make It Real For Me
James Morrison
2008
102. Run
George Strait
2001
103. When I Need You
Rod Stewart
1996
104. Yesterday
The Beatles
1965
105. Come Back Be Here
Taylor Swift
2012
106. I Still Miss You
Keith Anderson
2008
107. Truth
Jason Aldean
2009
108. Just When I Needed You Most
Randy Vanwarmer
1976
109. Picture Perfect
Escape the Fate
2013
110. She Misses Him
Tim Rushlow
2001
111. Wish You Were Here
Mark Wills
1998
112. I Miss Her
Jessie J
2013
113. Crying for Me (Wayman's Song)
Toby Keith
2009
114. Let Her Go
Passenger
2102
115. Better Man
Little Big Town
2017
116. Thinking 'Bout You
Ariana Grande
2016
117. Thinking About You
Frank Ocean
2012
118. Better Man
Little Big Town
2017
119. Right Here Waiting For You
Richard Marx
1989
120. Cold One Comin' On
Montgomery Gentry
2001
121. Dance with My Father Again
Luther Vandross
2003
Got a song suggestion for our Missing You Playlist? Make a recommendation in the Comments Section below!

Locations With Names Associated With Missing A Loved One

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A markerBye, Sweden -
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B markerDistant, Pennsylvania -
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C markerForgotten, New Mexico -
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D markerDivided Spring, Arizona, USA -
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E markerGone, Chad -
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F markerLonesome Lake, New Hampshire, USA -
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G markerLonging Trail, San Antonio, Texas, USA -
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H markerReturn, South Carolina, USA -
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I markerSeparation Creek, Oregon, USA -
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J markerSeparation Point, Wyoming, USA -
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"It's better for people to miss you than to have seen too much of you." -  Edward Norton
"It's better for people to miss you than to have seen too much of you." - Edward Norton | Source

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      FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA

      Lia - Thanks for your comment. They are good songs. "Fix You" is on the following playlist: https://spinditty.com/playlists/Songs-About-Suppor... . I've added "Scientist" to https://spinditty.com/playlists/Songs-About-Saying... . Have a great weekend!

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      Lia 5 weeks ago

      Coldplay : "Fix you" or Coldplay : "Scientist" are very good and relaxing and just beautiful

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Kevin K - Gosh, this stumps me. Have you tried looking up the Australian Top 100 record lists for those years and just going through the songs to see if anything rings a bell? Perhaps another reader may be able to help. Anyone?

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      Kevin K 2 months ago

      This is probably a long shot but hopefully some of you enthusiasts and good samaritan could help me identify a song ( singer and song title ) with lyrics below. It was aired on Australian radios in 1981 or 1982. It is not by the group Missing Persons, nor John Waite's Missing You.

      "Hello Missing Persons I've a case for you,

      You see there's someone that I've lost,

      It's only been a lifetime since yesterday,

      She went away..

      And I haven't had a dream ? or slept at all

      Please don't ask for her descriptions...

      ( What does she look like ?)

      I'm not a ...

      ( Just her name is not enough ! )

      But she's as fragile as a bubble

      ( And you think you'd call her ??)

      And that child is a little girl

      You find missing persons and I'll find my missing her,

      You see I'm lost when I'm alone,

      Please find the girl I'd love to kiss

      Or add me to your missing list..

      ( Hang on, hang on....)

      Hello missing persons this is me again,

      You see my someone she's still lost,

      Another night is coming up

      Gotta fix...my numbers up ??

      Yours faithfully

      Kevin K

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Todd - I added it to this playlist, but it's also already listed in the playlist, Songs About Waiting for Someone You Love: https://spinditty.com/playlists/Songs-About-Waitin...

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      Todd 2 months ago

      No "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx?

      Seriously?

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Jj - I'm sorry about the personal situation you now face with your boyfriend. I hope the best happens for you both. Many thanks for your song suggestion. I have added it!

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      Jj 3 months ago

      My boyfriend of 3 years just got the news that he's house is in foreclosure and is most likely going to move far away from me. The song "Thinking Bout You," by Ariana Grande really got A the situation and would be a great addition to this list.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Shyron - Thank you as always for your suggestions. You are a library of country music! Have a wonderful weekend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 months ago

      I have couple of songs that I dearly love about missing someone or losing someone.

      “Today Will Be The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life” LaWanda Lindsey 1974

      “LA International Airport” Susan Raye 1971

      I love all the song on here.

      Thank you for putting these together.

      Blessings aways

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      I'm so sorry for you loss, Alice. I hope you gain comfort from some of these songs. You may also enjoy songs on the following playlist: https://spinditty.com/playlists/Pop-Rock-and-Count...

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Anshika - That's very specific. I'm not sure. You can try the following playlist about BFFs https://spinditty.com/playlists/BFF-Playlist-40-So... or this one about sorrow, grief, and lost loved ones http://hubpages.com/playlists/Pop-Rock-and-Country... Good luck with your friend, and realize that sometimes people just have different belief systems.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Anonymous - It's so strange that you suggest this because the next playlist I'm working on is about that exact topic! It'll be about a week because I'm writing something else right now. However, I can provide you a couple of song examples: "Leave Your Lover for Me" by Sam Smith, "Hard to Handle" by The Black Crowes ("I know you've got another man / But I can love you better than him"), and "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes. Is that a good start? Good luck on your girl, and if she doesn't see the value in loving you back after an appropriate amount of time, don't hang on too long. I speak from experience, having lived both sides of that situation.

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      Anonymous 3 months ago

      Are there any song about loving a girl and she goes with another man? Any song will help.

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Azirium - I'm sorry you're separated from your best friend. I hope you will reunite soon. Thanks for the song suggestion. I have added it at #109. Have a great day, and take care of yourself.

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      Azirium 6 months ago

      Escape the fate - Picture Perfect

      My best friend (and the person I love and miss the most) sent it to me a few days after we said our goodbyes at the airport. I miss her so much and i'd do anything to hold her in my arms again...

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Heather - Thank you! I changed it to 1995. Must've been my typo.

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      Heather 7 months ago

      I Will Remember You by Sarah Mclachlan was before 1999. I know because I graduated from high school in 1997 and that was our prom song. Beautiful song

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      ArxerFyre - Glad you enjoyed this. I added your suggestion as #105. Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!

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      ArxerFyre 7 months ago

      I like your lists, it's wonnderful to see songs divided into themes. But maybe you can add Come Back... Be Here by Taylor Swift. I think it will suit this theme too

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Anonymously Alone Again - Keep connected with her, as she needs friends now more than ever. Let her know she is missed. You are very caring. I have added your song suggestion.

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      AnonymouslyAloneAgain 8 months ago

      I am missing a schoolmate of mine. She is my best friend and is facing anxiety, perhaps depression, that is keeping her from coming to school. Also, Yesterday by the Beatles is a great missing someone song.

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      FlourishAnyway 9 months ago from USA

      Emmi - I'm sorry this happened to you both and regret that homophobia has impacted you. Parents don't understand that when they ban a child from seeing someone, it makes the attraction stronger oftentimes. I wish you both the best.

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      Emmi 9 months ago

      My girlfriend ((im also a girl)).

      Her mom is a HUGE homophobe and she already hated me in general, so when she found out about the relationship, after about 3 months, she banned my girlfriend from ever seeing me again.

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      FlourishAnyway 9 months ago from USA

      Tracy - Thanks for your comment.

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      Tracy 9 months ago

      There are a ton of lost-love songs by Mariah Carey than just "Bye Bye. "Just To Hold You Once Again" from off her 1993 album Music Box is one.

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      FlourishAnyway 10 months ago from USA

      Foreveraloneagain - What a sweet, poignant story. Many of us have people who meant the world to us as young people, only life got in the way and we went our separate ways. I hope that one day you can give her that hug. Thank you for sharing.

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      Foreveraloneagain 10 months ago

      I know i was just in 7th grade but she was the only person i could call a true person i miss her so much and im a guy soo its really hard.We still text a little but i hope that one day we will see eachother so i can give her the hug i never did.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Hamza - That was a beautiful dedication. I hope you are back together soon. Consider writing old fashioned love letters. You have a beautiful way of expressing yourself, and I'm sure they would mean a lot to her. Kind regards.

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      Hamza 11 months ago

      I am missing the dearest person to me, the person i can't live without, the person i can't spend a day without talking to... yet being away from her makes me want to keep myself busy, thinking that i might replace my depression with exhaustion...I love you so much, Yousra.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Shaun - I've added it to my playlist on Reunited Love and Getting Back Together Again: http://hubpages.com/playlists/Songs-About-Reunited... particularly because of the lyric "Feels like I'm all the way back where I belong." It seems to be a returning to what is familiar. It's a beautiful song when sung by her; she has such a lovely, innocent voice. Thanks for checking back!

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      Shaun 11 months ago

      Thanks again. Does my feels like home by Martha Marlow not make the list. I think its worthy of the list and i promise to keep you updated on my big Adventure. Wedding invite the lot xx

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Shaun - That's a beautiful rendition (much better than Randy Newman's or Neil Diamond's versions). I wish you the best!

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      Shaun 11 months ago

      Thanks for your kind words. My partner Kate sent me a song that I always play Feels like home by Martha Marlow. Dont really believe in fete.But when she got in touch it felt like omg you took your time. Didnt know what I was missing till she got in touch. I cant wait to get off the plane to feel that first embrace. Am not usually romantic but its just the way she make me feel. 23 years is along time but she has already changed my life for the better and i love her Dearly .x

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Jolie - Thank you for the suggestion! I have added the song as #96. Have a great day!

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      Jolie 11 months ago

      I Can Dream About You. Dan Hartman from the 80"s. Great song!

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Shaun - Thank you for sharing your story of lost (and found again) love. How beautiful that after so much time has passed, you both can pick up where you left off. Some things were just meant to be! Much luck to you both for a happy future.

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      Shaun 11 months ago

      I am missing an ex girlfriend. I didnt realise how much till 2 months ago when she got in touch. The last time we spoke was 1993. She is in Austrailia and me in the uk. We speak a couple of hours everyday since she got in touch. We are planning a future together and on the 26th December i am flying to see her Initially staying 10 weeks. But if our feelings dont change.I will be moving there asap. I cant wait to see my gorgeous.Wish me luck lol.

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      FlourishAnyway 12 months ago from USA

      chloe - I'm sorry to hear that. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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      chloe 12 months ago

      I miss my friend who likes this music

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      FlourishAnyway 13 months ago from USA

      courtney - Right you are! Thanks for catching my typo. I appreciate the pointer. Thanks for loving country music like I do, too.

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      courtney 13 months ago

      @Flourish love the list though George Strait's Carrying Your Love With Me's release year is mislabeled it was released on May 22nd 1997 it reached #1 on what was then the Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart on July 19th after displacing Tim McGraw & Faith Hill's duet It's Your Love after a six week stay at #1 though It's Your Love peaked higher on the Hot 100 singles chart reaching #7 on the chart dated July 19th

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Jule - Thank you for your suggestion. I'm glad you enjoyed the list!

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Shyron - Wow, it was his final single, released in 2014, as he has Alzheimer's and has been moved to a full-time care facility after family no longer could care for him around the clock. Very poignant. I am adding it. Knowing that make the lyrics all the more bittersweet. Thank you for the suggestion.

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      Jule 14 months ago

      "Think of Me" from "The Phantom of the Opera" would be perfect for this list.

      Thank you for that collection, I needed it...

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Al - Adding it! Thanks for the suggestion.

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      word55 14 months ago

      What a remarkable list of songs about missing someone... All hits. Thank you for sharing! I must add another song of a group out of Chi-Town that I had pleasure of writing for. Heaven and Earth the song, How Can I Forget You:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_lmENbEBuQ

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      I love this, but then I love music anything from Bach to rock.

      If you would please add Glen Campbell's "Not Gonna Miss You" his last song written for his wife.

      Blessings and hugs my friend.

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      FlourishAnyway 16 months ago from USA

      Faith Reaper - As always, thank you so much for your kind encouragement. The older I get the more I miss people I never though I would.

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      Faith Reaper 16 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Flourish,

      I noticed this hub on another one's "related hubs" and thought to myself that I don't remember reading this song list, and sure enough, I had missed this one somehow from seven months ago.

      It's a painful thing to have to endure in this life ...missing someone you love, whether as a friend or other. Your choices for your playlist are great.

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      FlourishAnyway 19 months ago from USA

      ezzly - It's definitely a lifestyle which has many repercussions that people don't think about. I'm glad to be settled and a little more connected now to a community. Thanks for weighing in with your similar experience and for reading.

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      ezzly 19 months ago

      Boy can I relate to the corporate nomad! By the time I was 8 I had been to 4 different schools courtesy of my fathers work. Then I ended up in a long distance relationship for a year in my twenties , so this is a great compilation and really strikes a chord - if you ll excuse the pun :)

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      FlourishAnyway 22 months ago from USA

      word55 - You might have a future in gospel playlists. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.

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      Word 22 months ago from Chicago

      Alright Flourish, these are all great "Missing You Songs" but once one puts God and Christ 1st in one's life, they will not have time or space to miss anyone from a romantic relationship ever again. The purpose of God in Christ is that profound. Songs depict our sentiments very well. There are also gospel songs that helps us overcome the woes of an ended relationship as well. You may have broken a heart and moved on as well as vice versa. Nevertheless, great hub and voted up!

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      FlourishAnyway 22 months ago from USA

      poetryman6969 - My husband's mother used a command for "get yourself together" -- it was "tighten up." She was a woman who with a high school education supported three young kids after her husband had a massive stroke at age 33 (and lived but needed to learn how to walk, talk and feed himself). All her life, I am sure that she missed the man he used to be and the life she used to have. But you didn't hear her griping. People could borrow a good role model. Thanks for reading. Have a good weekend.

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      poetryman6969 22 months ago

      Some nice writing and some good tunes.

      The juxtaposition of songs about real, raw actual emotion to some of the made up nonsense concerning "micro-aggressions" on college campuses today is startling. We used to use things like music to cope with anxiety and depression. Then we moved to drugging virtually a whole society and now we are beginning to see a generation that act as if they are so fragile you can't even ask where they were born for fear of hurting their feelings.

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      FlourishAnyway 23 months ago from USA

      Oh, Dolores, I am so sorry for your loss, especially around this poignant time of year. Hugs go out to you. I will add the song when I am back on my PC. Thinking of you this Thangsgiving.

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      Dolores Monet 23 months ago from East Coast, United States

      Great playlist. I've cried my way through most of these songs after the sudden loss of my son 2 years ago. One that I find particularly moving that was not included is Lucinda William's "Are You Alright."

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      FlourishAnyway 23 months ago from USA

      Lady_E - To yearn in your heart for someone to be close by your side is a soecial kind of angst. Definitely been there. Thank fou for visiting. Be safe in these uncertain times. Wishing you peace.

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      Elena 23 months ago from London, UK

      Aaawh... this is lovely. I have saved the link so I can listen to all of them.

      Cheers. Have a great weekend.

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      FlourishAnyway 23 months ago from USA

      CrisSp - George Jones is a legend for a reason! That song is absolutely timeless. Thanks for visiting. Take care of yourself.

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      CrisSp 23 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This is a great playlist perfect for some sentimental souls (like me). It's hard to choose one to play on my jukebox page but I think "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones is winning. :) Thanks.

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      FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

      Genna - Thank you for the additions and the warm comment. I appreciate your reading. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Genna East 24 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      "Corporate nomads eventually find their oasis, and it's rarely at the top of the organizational ladder." How true! What a great list of "missing you" songs. Three fav songs come to my mind; "My Heat Will Go On"; "I Will Always Love You" and "Home" which is on your list. :-) What a thoughtful, moving hub...a beautiful read and experience.

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      FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

      Sha - Good for him! Glad you made that choice for him. All the best ...

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      Shauna L Bowling 24 months ago from Central Florida

      Flourish, I also decided to raise my son with roots. He was born and raised in Florida. We've lived in the same home since just before his third birthday (he's now 23). He has friends he's known since he was in diapers. I have no idea what that feels like, but I'm glad he does and hasn't had to live a nomadic life.

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      FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

      Sha - What you shared really resonates. It's why I gave up the traveling life that I enjoyed and which was comfortable to me once I had a child. I looked around and really considered that I wasn't from anywhere. We understand one another.

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      Shauna L Bowling 24 months ago from Central Florida

      These are all great songs, always. I love this series. I spend so much time on each one listening to the videos and remembering where I was at the time.

      Like you, I moved a lot as a young child, but it was due to the Air Force. I never really learned how to have relationships because I was so young every time we moved. I never really learned to share until I reached the higher grades of elementary school. Then I learned to not get too close to anyone because it hurt to leave the friendship behind. That has everything to do with why I prefer - to this day - to be a solitary creature.

      In my young adult years I always had to have a man in my life - and I did. But I was never satisfied. Now, many years later, I prefer solitude over being part of a couple. I guess some things stick and never go away. I often wonder if I'm destined to die alone. And if so, will it hurt?

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      FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

      Martie - There are people I miss even decades after they have passed. I remember them like it was yesterday. I hope you remember those you miss with love and fondness and joyful memories, wherever they are.

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      Martie Coetser 24 months ago from South Africa

      Flourish, it is wonderful to have a list of songs with the same theme. I will use this when I allow myself an entire morning to miss all the people who are no longer in my personal zone.

      I remember that miserable feelings that last quite a while when one has to find one's place in a new environment.

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      FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

      Kristen - Thanks for stopping by. I'm sorry about the loss of your mom. I hope that listening to some of the songs remind you of the good times with her.

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      Kristen Howe 24 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Flourish, another one of your great song lists. Some of them I've heard of, some I haven't. When my mother passed away last year, I've played some of these songs like Tears in Heaven. Great song collection! And as for us writers, great playlist!

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      FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

      Devika - Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Devika Primić 24 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Each song has its own meaning and you shared an interesting list.

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      FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

      Bill - Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. I hope you have a terrific weekend.

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      Bill De Giulio 24 months ago from Massachusetts

      Another great list Flourish. Some timeless classics. You always do such a wonderful job with these song lists. Have a great weekend.

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      FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

      MarieLB - Thanks for stopping by. - FlourishAnyway

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      FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

      Hi, Frank - I agree with you. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

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      Marie L Boler 24 months ago from Yamba

      Great Hub Linda. Love the mapping sector.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      what a wonderful list.. but I think the saddest one of course next to Clapton's song has to be Barry Manilow's Old Songs.... what say you

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Linda - Thanks for taking a look at my collection. I'm glad you found some new songs. There are some really good ones! Have a wonderful week!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      MsDora - George Jones was so incredible. That song speaks to my soul. I'm glad you found it moving as well. Thank you for taking a look at this playlist. Have a beautiful week.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      agusfanani - Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed this.

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      agusfanani 2 years ago from Indonesia

      It's an amazing playlist you've written in this hub. I'm familiar with several songs and some songs like Tears in Heaven and I don't Miss a Thing are touching and beautiful.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an enjoyable hub with great illustrations, Flourish. It was also educational for me. I only knew one of the songs in your collection, so it was great to learn about the others.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Didn't know the song, but I listened to George Jones. Really moving as I'm sure they all are. Thanks for this and all the playlists. Will listen some more of these.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Jackie - Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This sure made me recapture that missing feeling! I had forgotten what it was like. Pretty intense! Great visit back to those feelings; thanks for taking me there.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Larry - I love that song too! Thanks for stopping by, and have a nice week!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Linda - So glad you enjoyed this one. I enjoy coming up with these playlist. Have a wonderful week.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Wonderful list. I have to put "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" at the top of my missing list.

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      It's amazing how you come up with all these songs for your lists! Wow! You nailed this one...I did not have a song title to add! Bravo!!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Peg - Thanks for stopping by. I'm surprised someone doesn't re-record "Please Come to Boston." It it such an incredible song. No one, however, could do it better than the original.

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      What a fantastic collection of songs, Flourish. So many of these rang true of a time in my life when things seemed dismal. Thankfully, that is the distant past and like Gloria Gaynor sang, I survived. I loved the Loggins one.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Bill - That's my favorite song as well! I've always loved that song. Thanks for the compliment, too. Have a great Sunday!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I had to pick my favorite..."Please Come to Boston"....loved the first line of this article..."I grew up missing people." That is fine writing in its simplicity. Well done!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Patricia - Music can be cathartic, and as painful as missing loved ones can be memories often can help sustain us through the tough parts. Thank you for the kind wishes and the shares. Blessings back to you.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      O wow..what a collection...I can identify with the pain and longing in some of these at some points in my lifetime....thankfully such is the case right now.

      But you know there is something about listening to music even when it makes tears flow that is very cathartic for me. So I was thankful for the songs that helped me work through things ....

      Never tire of hearing these...

      Have a lovely Sunday...Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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