Ashby Dodd

MIXTAPE: “Missed Connection” – The Head and the Heart

MIXTAPE: “Missed Connection” – The Head and the Heart

I’m obsessed with The Head and the Heart’s “Missed Connection” again – revisit one of my favorite songs with me!

I can’t get enough of this song… again! When “Missed Connection” first hit the airwaves, I was a bit obsessed, but as it goes, I somehow lost track of the song until recently; now I can’t stop listening. There’s a ton of new music out there, there’s even newer music from The Head and the Heart, but for some reason, it’s this song that I have on repeat.

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“Missed Connection” is a story about The Head and the Heart’s origin (although it’s well-documented that it started as a song about an ex-girlfriend). But if I’m being honest, while I like the lyrics, it’s the tune and music that keeps me coming back for more. That chorus burrows its way into my brain and I can’t get rid of it for days at a time.

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Watch the official music video of “Missed Connection” below, if you’ve never heard it, what are you waiting for? If you’ve heard it (because, duh), it’s worth another listen, or two, or three….

The Head and The Heart is an indie folk band renowned for their hits “Honeybee,” “All We Ever Knew,” “Missed Connection,” and “Rhythm & Blues.” They played sold out shows at Coachella and Red Rocks — amassing millions of streams and receiving critical acclaim.

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“Missed Connection” Lyrics:

If I never come through
Yes, it haunts me
Sunny days, I’d miss you
Yes, it haunts me
First you see it, then you feel it, now I’m caught
And we’re making our own thing
Now I’m following you out to the coast
If I never come through
If I never come through

Don’t tell me I lost a step
Criss-crossed in the wrong direction
Found myself in a conversation
From a missed connection
Standing there in a purple dress
Point my eyes in the right direction
Find myself in a conversation
From a missed connection

La-la-la-la, la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la, la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la
From a missed connection

I lost myself in this maze (La-la-la-la)
Yes, it haunts me (La-la-la)
Felt it slipping sideways (La-la-la-la-la)
Yes, it haunts me (La-la-la-la)
But I see it and I feel it in my soul
Is there something I’m missing?
Should I follow this wherever it goes?
I will always come through
I will always come through

Don’t tell me I lost a step
Criss-crossed in the wrong direction
Found myself in a conversation
From a missed connection
Standing there in a purple dress
Point my eyes in the right direction
Find myself in a conversation
From a missed connection

Only as alone as I want to be
Passing all the people standing on the street
The fallen fruit of a family tree
A crystal ball and the odyssey
Did you find whatever you were looking for?
Had to open every single door
I get the feeling you’ve been here before
From a missed connection

Don’t tell me I lost a step
Criss-crossed in the wrong direction
Found myself in a conversation
From a missed connection
Standing there in a purple dress
Point my eyes in the right direction
Find myself in a conversation
From a missed connection

La-la-la-la, la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la, la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la

(La-la-la-la, la-la-la)
And they’re falling to see it
(La-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la)
We’d be fools to waste it, but we can
(La-la-la-la, la-la-la)
Falling to feel the heat again
(La-la-la-la-la)
From a missed connection