Missing Persons {Observant and Prophetic}

Missing Persons {Observant and Prophetic}

This is a piece about the 80’s band Missing Persons. But not their sound or music per se. If you remember them, you might have loved or not cared for them. If you re-listen now or hear them for the first time – you may or may not appreciate them.

But these guys were a bit ahead of their time – and a lot more observant (even prophetic) than their image portrayed.

Below are some songs – along with lyrics that you don’t see much discussion about at all online.

Despite their music style – the words they sang proved they were a lot more intelligent than most bands today. Seriously – hardly a blip about how they stood out with their societal observations.

Missing Persons – Words {lyrics}

[I don’t really care what reason they wrote this – but almost four decades later – this is the state of society. No one listens to (or reads) anything longer than a few seconds, “media overload,” and more.]

Do you hear me
Do you care
Do you hear me
Do you care

My lips are moving and the sound’s coming out
The words are audible but I have my doubts
That you realize what has been said
You look at me as if you’re in a daze
It’s like the feeling at the end of the page
When you realize you don’t know what you just read

What are words for when no one listens anymore
What are words for when no one listens
What are words for when no one listens it’s no use talkin’ at all

I might as well go up and talk to a wall
’cause all the words are having no effect at all
It’s a funny thing, am I all alone

Something has to happen to change the direction
What little filters through is giving you the wrong impression
It’s a sorry state, I say to myself

What are words for when no one listens anymore
What are words for when no one listens
What are words for when no one listens it’s no use talkin at all

Do you hear me
Do you care
Do you hear me
Do you care

Let me get by
Over your dead body
Hope to see you soon
When will I know
Doors three feet wide with no locks open
Walking always backwards in the faces of strangers
Time could be my friend
But it’s less than nowhere now
Less than nowhere now
Less than nowhere now
Now
Ow ow ow…

Pursue it further and another thing you’ll find
Not only are they deaf and dumb they could be going blind and no one notices
I think I’ll dye my hair blue

Media overload bombarding you with action
It’s getting near impossible to cause distraction
Someone answer me before I pull out the plug

What are words for when no one listens anymore

Missing Persons – Noticeable One {lyrics}

[This may have been written about pop-culture paper celebrities back in the 80’s – but it certainly applies to every narcissistic social media “celebrity in their own mind” bozo and chick walking around with their sunglasses in 2019 and beyond.]

My image is hard, my attitude heavy
I take you out with the things that I say
I draw the crowds and whenever I’m ready
I’ve got what it takes to blow them all away

I am your social and your cultural leader
I create the fads and make all the scenes
You know about me from your weekly reader
I’m on the cover of your magazines

‘Cause I am one of the noticeable ones – notice me
I am one of the noticeable ones – notice me

I am one of the noticeable ones, notice me – notice me
Notice me – noticeable one
I am one of the noticeable ones, notice me – notice me
Notice me – noticeable one

My private life is scandalized by the public

But that’s the price I have to pay for my fame
And all the liggers in my way with their cute tricks
Are getting over just by dropping my name

‘Cause I am one of the noticeable ones – notice me
I am one of the noticeable ones – notice me

I am one of the noticeable ones, notice me – notice me
Notice me – noticeable one
I am one of the noticeable ones, notice me – notice me
Notice me – noticeable one

I am one of the noticeable ones, notice me – notice me
Notice me – noticeable one
I am one of the noticeable ones, notice me – notice me
Notice me – noticeable one

Noticeable one – notice me
(repeat to fade)

Missing Persons – Destination Unknown {lyrics}

[We first heard this audibly (not video) – and viewed it as how life can throw “curve balls” which change your eventual daily itinerary. Based on the video, they had a different concept. However, this is still interesting how people created before constant connectivity.]

Life is so strange when you don’t know
How can you tell where you’re going to
You can’t be sure of any situation
Something could change and then you won’t know

You ask yourself
Where do we go from here
It seems so all too near
Just as far beyond as I can see
I still don’t know what this all means to me

So you tell yourself
I have nowhere to go
I don’t know what to do
And I don’t even know the time of day
I guess it doesn’t matter anyway

[Chorus] Life is so strange
Destination unknown
When you don’t know
Your destination
And Something could change
It’s unknown
And then you won’t know
Destination unknown

[Chorus]

You ask yourself
When will my time come
Has it all been said and done
I know I’ll leave when it’s my time to go
‘Til then I’ll carry on with what I know

[Chorus x2]

Life is so strange
Life is so strange…

Missing Persons – Windows {lyrics}

[We find these words fascinating in particular – because it might be what some folks see when the rest of the world is brainwashed zombies – and you tend to be more grounded in reality. Who knows.]

Something feels so strange tonight
It’s not wrong but it’s just not right
Some hidden complications, fill me with hesitation

And it gets so dark in here
I can’t see through doubts and fears
Walled in by expectation, I need a deviation
Change in perspective, alternative view
To help me see clearly, observe something new

All I want is a window to look through
All I need is a window to look through
It’s the only thing that I really wanna do anyway

All I want is a window to look through
All I need is a window to look through
It’s the only thing that I really wanna do anyway

Outside the world’s so dangerous
It’s hard to find someone to trust
Fills me with reservation deives me into hibernation
I watch whats going on
But I don’t want to belong
Leave me in my introspection
Safely behind protection

All I want is a window to look through
All I need is a window to look through
It’s the only thing that I really wanna do anyway

All I want is a window to look through
All I need is a window to look through

It’s the only thing that I really wanna do anyway

Looking through windows at the world
Looking through windows at the world
Safe behind windows from the world
Safe behind windows from the world
Watching my window world go by
Just watching my window world go by
Without my window who am I
Without my window who am I

All I want is a window to look through
All I need is a window to look through
It’s the only thing that I really wanna do anyway

All I want is a window to look through
All I need is a window to look through
It’s the only thing that I really wanna do anyway

All I want
All I want is a window to look through
All I want
All I need is a window to look through
All I need
It’s the only thing that I really wanna do anyway

All I want is a window to look through
All I need is a window to look through
It’s the only thing that I really wanna do anyway

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