Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How Am I Supposed to Live Without You? by Michael Bolton

I could hardly believe it
When I heard the news today
I had to come and get it straight from you
They said you were leavin'
Someone's swept your heart away
From the look upon your face, I see it's true
So tell me all about it, tell me 'bout the
plans you're makin'
Then tell me one thing more before I go

Tell me how am I supposed to live without you
Now that I've been lovin' you so long
How am I supposed to live without you
How am I supposed to carry on
When all that I've been livin' for is gone

I didn't come here for cryin'
Didn't come here to break down
It's just a dream of mine is coming to an end
And how can I blame you
When I build my world around
The hope that one day we'd be so much
more than friends
And I don't wanna know the price I'm
gonna pay for dreaming
When even now it's more than I can take


And I don't wanna face the price I'm
gonna pay for dreaming
Now that your dream has come true


One of the great talents of our time


Aaron Vattano said...

Well. This is the kind of pain that arises when your happiness depends on something outside your self. I'm sure that Michael was sincerely feeling love for this person but is it really love if you can't live without them? Not really unconditional love. I love many things I life. But if they go away (and all things do go away eventually) I don't question how I will live without them. Cuz I'm okay. But shit. I have been there. I know exactly how it feels to realize you are loosing something you craved. It's a pain like no other. And as far as lost love songs go. This one says it pretty much as it is.

Anonymous said...

Good comment. I have always been annoyed by songs like this one such as Nothing Compares 2 U, and that one by Anus Morrissett where she is saying look what happened to me when you dumped me. Thing is... if you got dumped, the person you are talking to don’t care. They have moved on. that is why they dumped you. So crying to them just makes you look pathetic. Furthermore, that is likely why they dumped you. I aint saying you aren’t torn up inside. I'm just saying that I learned (say in highschool) the last person you want to be talking to about being torn up about a break up is the one who kicked you to the curb. I was very surprised by the lameness of this song. I hope his new stuff is a little better.

Aaron Vattano said...

Good Fucking point. And yet when you are in that pain. The only person you want to cry to is the person kicking you in the teeth. I guess it's part of the sick human condition of moving on