"Without You" as written by Peter William Ham and Thomas Evans....
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 sorrow,
How 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 live any more.
I can't live, if living is without you.
I can't give, I can't give anymore.

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.

I can't live, if living is without you.
I can't live, I can't live anymore.
I can't live, If living is with out you
I can't live
I can't give anymore
If living is without you


Lyrics submitted by wickedred88

"Without You" as written by Tom Evans Peter William Ham

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentBadfinger did the original (on 1970's No Dice), but Harry Nilsson did the most popular version. In fact, I think everybody and their mom has covered this song.
    mimicryon April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYea, badfinger did the original. The line of "But I guess that's just the way the story goes. You always smile, but in your eyes your sorrow shows yes, it shows" comes from something that Pete Ham's girlfriend used to say to him when he was covering something up. He wrote the song on the back of this.

    Fantastic lyrics. Don't let the Mariah Carey version tarnish your view of it.
    dragzon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNot bad for some lads from Swansea!! Spot on
    nagromnaion August 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSwansea AND Liverpool...
    paul_fon November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMusically, far more satisfying than any of the cover versions. The guitars interplay with the organ slowly coming in builds to a stunning climax. The song is the results two separate songs by Pete Ham and Tom Evans being put together much the way John Lennon and Paul McCartney once did. Pete's vocals are, as usual, beautiful and soulful. Tommy's vocals seem a little tentative on the chorus, and it might have worked better had Pete sung the chorus, or if Tom had been more sure of himself. Nonetheless, the song is sadly beautiful.
    JDeanBon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBadfinger was one of Apple's early signings. They were brought to Apple by Mal Evans who worked with the Beatles and McCartney wrote and produced the song "Come and Get It" for them.
    Rfeynmanon August 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHarry Nilsson really did a good version of this and I always thought he was the first to sing it. However, when I bought the Apple release on cd of Best of Badfinger, my jaw dropped. It's great stuff.
    lennonmccartneyon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI remember seeing somewhere that 'Without You' was the most covered song of all-time.
    I read somewhere that Tom had a line and Pete had some lines for the song, and they combined it, and well, one of the best songs ever written. Too bad Pete & Tom took their lives, BadFinger should have been bigger, but they did leave a wealth of music. No Dice, Straight Up, Badfinger, Wish You Were Here, Day After Day, Airwaves, Head First... My favorite is Wish You Were here, with No Dice in 2nd and Straight Up 3rd.
    thestrokeon January 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's really tragic that the two song writers committed suicide after financial troubles.
    elwyn5150on February 11, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was a Bread tune? I don't think Badfinger did this.
    liverdudeon June 26, 2003   Link

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