Album: Amplified Heart (1994)
Charted: 3 2
  • I step off the train
    I'm walking down your street again
    And past your door, but you don't live there anymore
    It's years since you've been there
    Now you've disappeared somewhere, like outer space
    You've found some better place

    And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain
    And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain

    Could you be dead?
    You always were two steps ahead, of everyone
    We'd walk behind while you would run
    I look up at your house
    And I can almost hear you shout down to me
    Where I always used to be

    And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain
    And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain

    Back on the train, I ask why did I come again?
    Can I confess, I've been hanging round your old address?
    And the years have proved
    To offer, nothing since you've moved
    You're long gone, but I can't move on

    And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain
    And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain
    And I miss you

    I step off the train
    I'm walking down your street again
    And past your door, I guess you don't live there anymore
    It's years since you've been there
    Now you've disappeared somewhere, like outer space
    You've found some better place

    And I miss you,
    And I miss you,
    You found some better place

    And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain
    And I miss you, yeah, like the deserts miss the rain
    And I miss you, and I miss you
    Like the deserts miss the rain
    And I miss you, yeah, like the deserts miss the rain
    The deserts miss the rain
    Like the deserts miss the rain
    Like the deserts miss the rain,
    Like the deserts miss the rain
    And I miss you, yeah, like the deserts miss the rain

Comments: 3

  • Dougee from San Bernardino, CaI too like the non-dance version. Much more heartfelt. The drum track on the dance version completely ruins the song for me. One time when the song was relatively new, we were 4x4ing, alone, in the middle of the vast Anza-Borrego Desert, and this song came on a distant AM station. What a feeling... "like the deserts miss the rain" in the middle of the desert.
  • Vera from Pittsburgh, PaThis song can be interpreted as a love song, but in fact it is about a friendship found and lost, as Tracey once told in an interview. It is about a friend of hers whom she shared a house with who suddenly disappeared without a trace.
  • Jesse from Madison, WiI personally like the original, non-dance version of the song, and was somewhat disappointed when I bought the 12" and the original version was not on it. It seems to capture the spirit of the song better than the house remixes.
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