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"I Miss You"
Adele 25
Song by Adele
from the album 25
Released
November 20, 2015
Length
5:49
Label
XL Recordings
Writer(s)
Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth
25 track listing
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"I Miss You" is a song recorded by Adele, taken from her third studio album, 25. The song was written by Adele with Paul Epworth, and appears as the third track on the album.[1]

Background Edit

"I Miss You" was co-written by Adele and Paul Epworth, who previously worked with Adele on "Skyfall" and on various tracks on 21 (specifically "Rolling in the Deep," "He Won't Go," and "I'll Be Waiting").

Adele wrote the song one night lying in bed, unable to sleep.[2] Speaking to i-D about the song, Adele said, "It's about intimacy on every level. It's about sex, it's about arguing, one of the most intimate moments in my life. 'Cause you just blurt it out. It's a bit like, a drunk tongue is an honest one. That's definitely my motto, in life. That's why I don't really like drinking no more. The panic you get when you wake up the next morning."[3] She further expanded on the song's meaning with The New York Times:

Whenever it's on, I always get hypnotized by the beat. That's just about the general intimacy of a relationship. It sounds very sexual, but it's not only sexual. It's about every aspect of intimacy in a relationship. It's just wanting everything! I want the good, the bad, the warts and all. I want the amazing.[4]

When asked what her boyfriend, Simon Konecki, thought of the song, she stated, "My man is loyal. My man is strong. So we spoke early on, and he said, 'Your writing isn't anything to do with me.' He's fine with it. And it takes a strong man, I think, to be like that."[2]

Live performances Edit

Adele performed the song for the first time during her pre-Grammy concert at Wiltern on February 12, 2016.[5] It was then added to the setlist of the Adele Live 2016 tour, although it was cut from the setlist during select dates; it remained absent for the majority of the North American leg, although it was added back into the setlist on September 10 during a show in Philadelphia.[6]

Credits Edit

Personnel[7]

  • Adele – songwriting, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Paul Epworth – songwriting, producer, drums, bass, piano, organ, guitar, percussion, programming
  • Matt Wiggins – engineer
  • Joe Hartwell Jones – engineer
  • Riley McIntyre – engineer
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixer
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant

LyricsEdit

I want every single piece of you
I want your heaven and your oceans too
Treat me soft but touch me cruel
I want to teach you things you never knew baby
Bring the floor up to my knees
Let me fall into your gravity
Then kiss me back to life to see
Your body standing over me

Baby don't let the lights go down
Baby don't let the lights go down
Baby don't let the lights go down
Lights go down lights go down
Lights go down lights go down
Down down down

I miss you when the lights go out
It illuminates all of my doubts
Pull me in hold me tight don't let go
Baby give me light

I miss you when the lights go out
It illuminates all of my doubts
Pull me in hold me tight don't let go
Baby give me light

I love the way your body moves
Towards me from across the room
Brushing past my every groove
No one has me like you do baby
Bring your heart I'll bring my soul
But be delicate with my ego
I want to step into your great unknown
With you and me setting the tone

Baby don't let the lights go down
Baby don't let the lights go down
Baby don't let the lights go down
Lights go down lights go down
Lights go down lights go down
Down down down

I miss you when the lights go down
It illuminates all of my doubts
Pull me in hold me tight don't let go
Baby give me light

I miss you when the lights go down
It illuminates all of my doubts
Pull me in hold me tight don't let go
Baby give me light

We play so dirty in the dark
Cause we are living world's apart
It only makes it harder baby
It only makes it harder baby
Harder baby

I miss you when the lights go out
It illuminates all of my doubts
Pull me in hold me tight don't let go
Baby give me light

I miss you when the lights go out
It illuminates all of my doubts
Pull me in hold me tight don't let go
Baby give me light

Oooh (I miss you)
Oooh (I miss you)
Oooh (I miss you)
Oooh (I miss you)
Oooh (I miss you)
Oooh (I miss you)
Oooh (I miss you)

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