This is a song about feeling like something's funny. And you're like, okay, something's messed up. There was something-- I was looking forward to something. And so you tally it up in your head. Why don't I feel great right now? You start tallying it up. You add it all up, and you go, am I missin' something? Cause I can't figure out why I'm not feeling great right now. So you sit there like, [in disbelief] what the fuck is this? Everything is really really cool! Huh! That's what this song is about.
Live in Cleveland, OH 2002
Concert at Tower City Amphitheatre
Live in Austin, TX 2003
Frank Erwin Center
This is a song I wish I wrote again. Cause I didn't get it all out. So I find myself sitting down to pen a tune, and I go, oh. Shit, it's just "Something's Missing" again.
Excerpted from Live in Austin, TX 2003 >
Interview with My Stupid Mouth forum (2005)
Conducted by founder Richard Young
I think "Something's Missing" would be pretty cool in the Trio format.
Excerpted from Interview with My Stupid Mouth forum (2005) >
Interview in Guitarist magazine
Conducted by Mick Taylor (Issue 327)
But there are some guitars that I have literally never played more than one song on. Like I've never taken that gold Strat and played any other tune on it than Vultures. Although I could - when I used to play Something's Missing [from Heavier Things, 2004], I had this Strat-Tele that [Fender Custom Shop master builder] Chris Fleming built.
It became the allocated guitar, with the tuning for that song [E B E F# B E]; it comes out of the coffin and I'd play it for "Something's Missing," then it went back in and stayed in that tuning.
Then when I stopped playing "Something's Missing", it was like, This is a great guitar for other things; tune it back into standard…
Excerpted from Interview in Guitarist magazine >