Missing Persons

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music, Ltd.

Chord file


Have you seen this face?
Does it ring a bell?
Does it strike a chord somewhere in your mind?
And there's a big reward,
If you help us solve this crime,
And if you recognize this face, dial 999.

Have you seen this face?
Dig deep in your mind.
Has anybody seen that little girl of mine?
She was always a rover,
But I'm afraid to say she's strayed
Too far this time.

Now I'm sitting at home, staring at the wall.
Waiting for the missing person to call.
Waiting for the message I'm dreading to hear.
Waiting to confirm my darkest fears.
She's a missing person, I wish I could see
All of the places she might be.
Maybe I stopped her from being free.
Maybe there was something missing in me.

Wherever she is, I hope she's doing fine,
But I wish that she would phone or drop us a line.
Till then I've got nothing to ease my mind,
And I'm thinking about her all the time.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (2:51), recorded Jun-Jul 1983 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Word Of Mouth 19 Nov, 1984 USA Arista AL8-8264 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Word Of Mouth 19 Nov, 1984 UK Arista 206 685 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Word Of Mouth Dec 1984 Germany Arista 610.302-222 CD
Word Of Mouth Feb 1985 USA Arista ARCD-8264 CD
Return To Waterloo (soundtrack) 1 Jul, 1985 USA Arista AL6 8386 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Best Of The Ballads May 1993 Germany BMG/Arista 74321 13687 2 CD
Word Of Mouth 27 Apr, 1999 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79732-2 CD
Word Of Mouth 24 Aug, 2004 USA Konk/Koch Records VEL-SC-79807 SACD (hybrid)

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