There are a few deployment songs out there -- think "Far Away Coast" or "Here Without You" -- but most of the songs I find myself humming when my husband is gone are break up songs. Usually they have a verse or two that can be taken out of context and applied to deployment or TDY. If you ignore the lyrics about letting her down or saying the wrong things, then you can pretend that the songs are about geographic singlehood instead of real singlehood.
One of the ones I always go back to is "Pictures of You" by The Cure.
I've been looking so long at these pictures of you that I almost belive that they're real I've been living so long with my pictures of you that I almost believe that the pictures are all I can feelThe last time my husband was gone, I discovered a new break up song that I hummed frequently to myself: "Sound of Your Voice" by Barenaked Ladies.
The moon is full but there is an incompleteness The days are beautiful but I feel a bittersweetness If I had a wish, or even a choice I'd wake up to the sound of your voice How I miss waking up to the sound of your voiceWhat break up songs do you hum during separation? Have you discovered any true deployment songs?