"I Get Along Without You Very Well" as written by and Hoagy Carmichael....
I get along without you very well
Of course I do
Except when soft rains fall
And drip from leaves, then I recall
The thrill of being sheltered in you arms
Of course I do
But I get along without you very well

I've forgotten you just like I should
Of course I have
Except to hear your name or someone's laugh
That is the same
But I've forgotten you just like I should

What a guy, what a fool am I
To think my breaking heart could kid the moon
What's in store, should I phone once more?
No, it's best that I stick to my tune

I get along without you very well
Of course I do
Except perhaps in spring, but I should
Never think of spring
For that would surely break my heart in two


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"I Get Along Without You Very Well" as written by Hoagy Carmichael

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    General CommentOh Lord, I can't believe that nobody commented on this song!!! It's one of my ALL TIME favorites!!! Renato Russo's version is the best. To me, this is about losing love, and trying to seem/feel strong, "Oh, I'm doing just fine without you, no problem!" but then he confesses "yeah, I'm fine, just not in the Spring - because something reminds me of you - or when it rains, or when I hear your name, or..." and then he's forced to face it: he's not getting along well at all!
    Driftwood Girlon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm love Chet Bakers Music :]

    Sadly i can related to all his music :/
    2cute2bstraiton April 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhy HAS no one commented this song barely...maybe they don't listen to older stuff...well he's moved along, he's trying to get along with his laugh, but some things he can't help being reminded of...hmm i relate to this
    melon_on February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I love the conflict between his chorus line " I get along without you" with the many exception he give which encompasses about half of life - the spring, when it rains, when he hears a laugh, or hears her name. Beautiful and painful and so very true - and that's coming from someone listening to music and writing a comment on Valentine's Day, so I know what I'm talking about. :-)
    daniel1111on February 14, 2017   Link

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