Missing Persons - Words Lyrics

Do you hear me?
Do you care?
Do you hear me?
Do you care?

My lips are moving, and the sound's coming out
The words are audible, but I have my doubts
That you realize what has been said
You look at me as if you're in a daze
It's like the feeling at the end of the page
When you realize you don't know what you just read

What are words for when no one listens anymore?
What are words for when no one listens?
What are words for when no one listens?
It's no use talking at all

I might as well go up and talk to a wall
'Cause all the words are having no effect at all
It's a funny thing, am I all alone?
Something has to happen to change the direction
What little filters through is giving you the wrong impression
It's a sorry state, I say to myself

What are words for when no one listens anymore?
What are words for when no one listens?
What are words for when no one listens?
It's no use talking at all

Do you hear me?
Do you care?
Do you hear me?
Do you care?

Let me get by
Over your dead body
Hope to see you soon
When will I know?
Doors three feet wide with no locks open
Walking always backwards in the faces of strangers
Time could be my friend
But it's less than nowhere now
It's less than nowhere now
It's less than nowhere now, nowhere now

Pursue it any further and another thing you'll find
Not only are they deaf and dumb, they could be going blind
No one notices, I think I'll dye my hair blue
Media overload bombarding you with action
It's getting near impossible to cause distraction
Someone answer me before I pull out the plug

What are words for when no one listens anymore?
What are words for when no one listens?
What are words for when no one listens?
There's no use talking at all

What are words for when no one listens anymore?
What are words for when no one listens?
What are words for when no one listens?
There's no use talking at all

Do you hear me?
Do you care?
Do you hear me?
Do you care? (Tell me, what are words for?)

Do you hear me? (So tell me, what are words for?)
Do you care? (Tell me, what are words for?)
Do you hear me? (So tell me, what are words for?)
Do you care? (So tell me, what are words for?)

Do you hear me? (So tell me, what are words for?)
Do you care? (So tell me, what are words for?)
Do you hear me? (So tell me, what are words for?)
Do you care? (So tell me, what are words for?)

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  1. Eric Lopez

    What the HELL is she wearing? And how is it staying on??!

  2. Art Boston

    I'm so glad she showed the goods in hustler magazine.

  3. Timothy Midgett

    Do you hear me , do you care???

  4. Timothy Midgett

    Dale Bozzio was who Lady Ga Ga copied her act from. Dale rocked 30 years BEFORE Lady Blah Blah GaGa !!!!!!!!!

  5. ramon duval

    A Goddess 😍

  6. Jesse Ruiz

    Good song I am glad I am a 80s baby

  7. Kent Mains

    Brilliant lyrics.

  8. lance miller

    Sexy especially in the 8os when I was 16 n MTV just came out lol... awesome band loved MP in 8os and still do Jan 26 2020

  9. lance miller

    Much better than lady gaga

  10. 82706527

    One of the things I dig about Dale's performance style is how she liked to fist-pump the mic sim. to Pat Benatar

  11. Andrea Ricci

    What a passera!

  12. Sandra Bird

    Loved punk rock when it came out!!!

  13. Leo Stamatov

    I love the slow drumming at the end after 4:11. Anyone else?

  14. Richard Woods

    I recorded this song on maxell cassette inn the 80's still sounds great today! listen to it in my car...

  15. Duan Torruellas

    This woman is so sexy I wanna skeet lol.

  16. David H

    She inspired Stan Lee to create Storm from the X-Men.

  17. myra davenport

    Only recently got into them . Never recall them in the uk apart from Warren references. They really are amazing. I'm in love with Dale

  18. Bryan Moss

    I remember when this first came out on Mtv. Yes, she's awesome, great voice and sound but um, where's my lotion at please? I need it like right now!

  19. Jason Vulej

    I love the CD mini lol 😳

  20. StrikeSideway

    Unlike 99.999% of the vidoes during the MTV era, they were actually performing this song as it was being taped. That's what really impressed me back in the day. As a producer, I can easily tell when a performance is real vs fake.

  21. RockTheSix

    80's music will forever be the best!!!! Music nowdays is uninspired lazy BULLSHIT with ZERO thought. So glad i can hang my hat on the 80's. What a great time to be a teen. 😛😛😛

  22. Maynard Frith

    One word...COCAINE.

  23. A i

    2020 and this song is more relevant than ever!!!

    The United States citizens and the rest of the common peoples words vs. The handful of evil elites who strive to enslave us and silence us! Hahaaa

    We are free!!!

  24. Andrew Trovaioli

    Listen and learn snowflakes.
    Old school is old school and missing persons were headmasters.

  25. steph soppanish

    So I was like four months old when this was filmed lol.....I missed some good times being an infant 😂

  26. Reverse Universe

    I just watched this on mainstream TV and the outer edges weren’t frosted like this clip damn 🥵

  27. fucu

    I am obsessed w her

  28. DJ Cali


  29. Rudy Ferretti

    Nothing like Missing Persons on a Friday Eve..🤘🏽🎧🖤‼

  30. juan paez

    Lady Gaga will be a clone of Dale Bozzio?

  31. Richard Worden

    At some time she was in Playboy . Back in the day !

  32. Rob Lovicz

    I never got the bleached out stage sets with these guys...

  33. Charles Harmon

    Best legs in pop rock.

  34. SumnerCounty1986

    If you look up new wave on YouTube this is the 1st thing that pops up

  35. Smee Again

    I love the 80’s!!! The greatest decade 😉👍🏻

  36. Uncinematographable Screenshot Cinema

    81 what a year. so much happenin and I was 8 yo

  37. Dean Drake

    The original one and only !!!! 💖

  38. Rob O'Ravitz

    Also one of the very best drummers of all time IMO

  39. lunatic fringe

    Interesting what creative uses can be made of a solar panel and two salad bowls...

  40. yanasitta

    I went back to the 80s to look at the future

  41. Harry Tuttle

    the 80s were a blast .

  42. Stephane Aub

    Lady Bozzio, forever the first

  43. Roberto Son

    I love it! My 80's childhood representing!

  44. Joe Thomas

    The 80's , when the men wore more makeup than the women.

    ale kat

    And yet still managed to look like men but now...

    Ryan Jones

    I can’t believe how fast people created the 80’s style

  45. Brian Hammer

    silly crap - big step down for Terry Bozzio - he was a very skilled drummer with Zappa and UK and Jeff Beck - must have been very embarrassing made up like a little girlie for his sting with this pop band

  46. Danny Stringfellow

    "Live". are you part of the fake news media? it's a music video. i saw it on MTV when they still showed videos. get a truth pill

  47. FUNNIE Boy

    The reason she was hotter than lady Gaga is because lady Gaga is a man🤫😬🤫

  48. Mike Ivers

    mtv was my best baby sitter

  49. Movie News

    Stolen north world

  50. Ur Nonya

    She is hot

  51. Avoids Pikes

    I've heard this song countless times but never saw the band till now.

  52. The Susie Channel

    Crime of the century-- Lady GAGA... ripped off Dale Bozzio ... 100%

  53. AZNative43

    After watching the woman in this video as a young boy, I immediately knew I wasn't gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that (in Jerry Seinfeld voice).

    Steve Mathia

    Agreed, add Deborah Harry as well.

  54. M T

    THE most contrived and banal "new wave act" back then, and still today. Dale is a world class drummer and put this band together just to make dough, and flaunt his model girlfriend.

  55. Jeffrey Lamar

    A Frank Zappa creation

  56. nneisler

    There’s no use talking in LA

  57. dianne Webb

    God i remember this song as a teenager on Count Down brings back memories of the crazy clothes i used to wear big hair black as black eye liner oh how i miss those days life was Fun and no Stress No worries lived at home miss those days like crazy😂😂

    jr john

    @dianne Webb Damn..you're along ways away. I'm in Seattle

    dianne Webb

    @jr john oh wow lol that is a Long Way yes im here in Australia choking daily on Smoke

    jr john

    @dianne Webb How are things going down there with that?

    dianne Webb

    @jr john we have had lots of rain this week the smoke and fires near me are out but theres still lots of fires around Sydney area but more hot weather is due and again high fire danger warnings are sent to our phones but millions of animals have been lost its terrible and so so sad realy is terrible to be honest but we will recover may take time so many houses lost devestating

    jr john

    @dianne WebbYes it's very, very sad

  58. Andrea C.

    3 things I like: 1 the legs 2 xray skirt (with intestine photo) 3 portable guitar.

  59. Professor Bernard Quartermass

    The creepy thing is her husband was in the band, drummer Terry Bozzio. No shock they divorced 4 years later. The band waited almost 3 years to release their second album with a more adult sound. It quickly fell off the charts and Missing Persons eventually faded into obscurity.

  60. the king does what the king wants

    I would literally lick this woman in half

    Darren Bauer

    @The Logical Twit up the middle.

    The Logical Twit

    @Darren Bauer I know where the middle is, I said how?

    Gary D

    @The Logical Twit Boggles my scrotum is does.

    Art Boston

    I'm sure a lot of women would too!

    michael calvert

    Especially after seeing her Hustler spread 😋

  61. MegaJohnhammond

    she should have big floppy shoes and a red rubber nose

  62. Rusty Shackleford

    I hated the 80s for shit like this..

  63. shoeboxofangels

    When I approach the canvas, I listen to this song and my paintings always turn out better! Love Dale Bozzio

  64. petebest22

    Loves terrys drumming one of the best 😊 his wife ain't bad either , those lovely legs 😛

  65. Don White

    Proto Lady Gaga?

    afr malatesta

    Gaga wishes she had her figure

  66. bipola telly

    Here's a word.
    Worst band of all time.

  67. P Shooter

    Ribbon wrapped around a bomb.

  68. ray wojdynski

    Hi, This was a great shoot at A&M Records on La Brea. I was the SPL Visual Effects cameraman at MC2 part of Kramer Rocklin who got the production. Great Band and fun people Great music.

    lilorbie lilorbie

    ray wojdynski You lucky bastard.

  69. Benjamin Armstrong

    I was trying to discribe Techno Pop to some collage kids the other day. I should just show this video. They may not like the music but what red blooded guy doesn't like Dale Bozzio?

  70. White Smith

    I heard this for the first time on Beavis and Butthead.

    (Edit) holy shit I found it!

  71. Daniel Olivares Ramos

    Es una mamacita

  72. Joseph Hickman

    This song was prophetic before media explosion where people wind up in mommy's basement shut off the world no human interaction

  73. 23Skeetoo

    _I'll_ make her squeak...

  74. the king does what the king wants


  75. Tacitus Mastodon

    Damn!! She is a fox!!

  76. Bee bee ramone

    She has a fantastic svelte figure. Beautiful body. This song is so true. Most people blab away and want you listen to them and not hear what others have to say.

    lilorbie lilorbie

    Bee bee ramone and now we don't talk at all, everybody just send's a text.

  77. Scott Starnes

    Nothing like Old School New Wave!

  78. Doc Loco

    Happy birthday Terry Bozzio!

  79. Jon Abbondanza

    1,800 fat girls thumbed it down

  80. T - Bone Woodstock. O.C.

    Another awesome group that sailed uncharted territory in the music world. Still love em.

  81. David Schooley

    Wow is she gorgeous

  82. SHIN ee

    I'm frigthening

  83. Mark Susskind

    Back in the day, I associated an imported honey candy dad brought home a few times with the costume that lady is wearing. I haven't been able to look up that candy again.

  84. Johnny Wheels

    Lady Gaga is a clone... She wasn't even born yet when this masterpiece of a song came out. Dale is the original... Lady G is the clone! All the Millennials and Gen Z's get to live vicariously through AdTube... I mean YouTube.

  85. Jpizana

    And Lady Caca ( Gaga) claims she started her style. Copied it from Missing Person. Like everyone wants credit from someone else.

  86. Trev0r98

    god i love this song

  87. JohnDrakeMI6

    The BEST !!! Bozzio !!!

  88. goldenagenut

    This great song seems to get better with time... and Dale just looks hotter in this video as time goes by as well! ;)

  89. G SAU

    2019/2020 and cock-heads still cant help themselves.

  90. dbltrplx

    The 80s were the last gasp


    last gasp of what?

  91. Stick assholio

    She had a great way of integrating that “tic” of hers seamlessly into the rhythm of the song ☺️

  92. David Brown

    Does Dale squeal when she makes love?

  93. Nathanael Wassmann

    Reminds me of “Message on the Radio” by Trans-X.

  94. Dave A.

    Amazing! They were creating the future of music!

  95. Louis Casas

    What are BIRDS for/When they aren't flying anymore?

  96. Max Constant

    No soy tan biejo
    Pero si que me gusta esa mujer y su musica