Hymns for the Missing
by Red

Album: Until We Have Faces (2011)


  • Singer Michael Barnes told Artist Direct about the meaning of this piano and strings backed song: "There are very tender moments in there. The song is just talking about somebody you may have lost—a loved one or somebody who had gone off to war and is missing. It's that idea of emotional yearning for finding that person once again. Kerrie Roberts finishes the song out and it really tells the story if you listen to it. She's in the realm of that person who's lost or missing. In the bridge, you'll hear my world and her world come together. There's a part where we harmonize, and it's like me reaching out to that world and catching a glimpse of it for one moment."


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