SLS ~ Harry

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim has a fun challenge for today: choose a song by a Tom, Dick, or Harry. Lots to pick from, but I went with Harry Nilsson and “Without You.” Pete Ham and Tom Evans of Badfinger were the writers, and Badfinger first recorded the song in 1970. Nilsson recorded it in 1971.

Without You

No, I can’t forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that’s just the way the story goes
You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows
Yes, it shows
No, I can’t forget tomorrow
When I think of all my sorrows
When I had you there but then I let you go
And now it’s only fair that I should let you know
What you should know
I can’t live, if living is without you
I can’t live, I can’t give any more
Can’t live, if living is without you
I can’t give, I can’t give any more
Well, I can’t forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that’s just the way the story goes
You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows
Yes, it shows
Can’t live, if living is without you
I can’t live, I can’t give anymore
I can’t live, if living is without you
I can’t live, I can’t give anymore
(Living is without you)

~*~

Image credit to Jim Adams.

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20 responses to “SLS ~ Harry

  1. Good choice, Paula! Harry wrote a lot of good songs, some poignant, some funny, like “(Lime in the) Coconut”. I think I need to get more Harry Nilsson in my music collection.

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  2. That was a pleasure to hear again. Thank you.

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  3. Still a favorite! Also love Mariah Carey’s cover version. Excellent choice! 😊👍

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  4. It’s a classic Paula.

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  5. I love this song, but it does make me want to bawl my eyes out! So sad!

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  6. This is a wonderful choice Paula. It was so nice to hear this song again, but I guess that’s just the way the story goes.

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  7. Great choice Paula! Takes me back to a time in my bedroom playing it on my record player. It was a few years old by the time I started feeling the lyrics, but it expressed what I was going through at the time.

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  8. I like this song, always thought it was really romantic ❤

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  9. Harry was a master songwriter. I’m surprised he didn’t write this one. Excellent choice and one I love.

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  10. Tugs at the heartstrings ❤

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