"How Do I Live" as written by and Diane Warren....
How do I get through one night without you
If I had to live without you
What kinda life would that be
Oh I need you in my arms, need you to hold
You are my world, my heart, my soul

If you ever leave
Baby you would take away
Everything good in my life
And tell me now

How do I live without you?
I want to know
How do I breathe without you?
If you ever go
How do I ever, ever survive
How do I, how do I, oh how do I live

Without you
There would be no sun in my sky
There would be no love in my life
There'd be no world left for me

And I, baby, I don't know what I would do
I'd be lost if I lost you

If you ever leave
Baby you would take away
Everything real in my life
And tell me now

How do I live without you
I want to know
How do I breathe without you
If you ever go
How do I ever, ever survive
How do I, how do I, oh how do I live

Please tell me baby how do I go on

If you ever leave
Baby you would take away everything
Need you with me
Baby don't you know that you are
Everything good in my life

And tell me now
How do I live without you
I want to know
How do I breathe without you
If you ever go
How do I ever, ever survive
How do I, how do I, oh how do I live

How do I live without you?
How do I live without you, baby?
How do I live without you?


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"How Do I Live" as written by Diane Warren

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    General CommentI don't think that's what it means. I think this song is about loving someone unconditionally. Really just loving someone like hell. Loving them enough that you are nothing without them. Knowing that if they left or if they died you would have nothing left, because it would take away everything good in life. All of the happiness you hold is because of that person. It's a song about true love and not wanting to be without someone. Because imagining your life without them seems damn near impossible. Atleast that's what I got from it. :)
    liesparadiseon October 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a sad song to me and it was one of me and my ex g/fs songs :( but i still love it because leann rimes has a great voice and this is a beautiful song :)
    Rebelchickon May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan't believe theres not more comments on this song...one of my favourite songs ever...its kinda self explanatory, jus wanted to say that she's got an amazing voice n its a legend of a song!
    woowookidon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwoowoo, I totally agree!! I think this is, hands down, one of he greatest songs of all time... and it only has 2 (now 3) comments?? CRAZY!! I can't think of a song more beautifully written than this. When I first found out my boyfriend didn't really love me (and loved someone else) I listened to this over and over, and cried non-stop...
    SweetnessKittyon August 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgo look at Trisha Yearwood (the origanal singer)
    prteprpon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe there are only 4 other posts. This is the best song ever. Leann is truely amazing. It is describing how one's soulmate is everything and, my heart my soul.

    If one is blessed enough to find that "soulmate," this song would explain the emptiness that he or she would feel without that love in their live.
    Jammer631on March 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe there are only 4 other posts. This is the best song ever. Leann is truely amazing. It is describing how one's soulmate is everything and, my heart my soul.

    If one is blessed enough to find that "soulmate," this song would explain the emptiness that he or she would feel without that love in their live.
    Jammer631on March 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so deep. I listen to this song over and over just trying to get over my ex.
    Keoni1on June 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song,about being deeply in love with someone but knowing deep down that one day they will leave you.She is simply asking 'what will I do when you leave me?'
    Fairygirlon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy godfather(Vickie) sang this at his partner's(Rodney) funeral. They met when they were 14 and Rodney was 64 when he died last year. They were my ultimate definition of love and this song always makes me cry now.
    R.I.P. Rodney.
    justcosiamokon September 13, 2008   Link

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