Radio L, side B, track 1: “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” by Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton - How Am I Supposed To Live Without YouOh, Michael Bolton, thaaat’s the stuff.  I’d recorded another song by you already, and it was great and all, but THIS, this was the song that we all fell in love with.  We all wanted to sing along with it, but that of course is impossible since your voice is unduplicatable.  You were a pretty big deal around this time, Michael Bolton.  You were on the radio all the time.  Unsurpisingly.  This song is so fantastic.  When we did try to sing it, we did so in a mocking, over-the-top manner, and we made fun of it a little for it’s oh-so-dramatic lyrics, but we knew in our hearts that this song, and really moreso your voice, was one for the ages.  When I recorded this song, it was the holiday season of 1989.  This last holiday season, you made a comeback of sorts selling cars for Honda, but they were kinda poking fun at you a little.  It made me a little sad to see you degrading yourself so.  Someone with a voice like yours shouldn’t ever have to hawk random things to make a living. . .

I just remembered, you used to sing for Diet Coke at the height of your power.  Never mind what I just said.

“How Am I Supposed To Live Without You”

<awesome Michael Bolton jam>

I could hardly believe it
When I heard the news today

I had ta come and get it straight from you

They saidjoo were leavin’
Someone’s swept yo heart away

From the look upon ya face I see it’s true

So tell me all about it
Tell me ’bout the plans ya makin’

Oh oh

Tell me one thing more before I goooooo

Tell me how am I supposed ta live withoutchoo

Now that I’ve been lovin’ you so looong

How am I supposed ta live withoutchoo

And how am I supposed ta carry on

When all that I’ve been livin’ for is gone

I’m too proud for cryin’
Didn’t come here to break down

It’s just a dream of mine is comin’ to an end

And how can I blame you
When I built my world around
The hope that one day
We’d be so much more than friends

I don’t wanna know the price I’m gonna pay f’dreamin’

Oh ohh

Even now it’s more than I can take

Tell me how am I supposed ta live withoutchoo

Now that I’ve been lovin’ you so looong

How am I supposed ta live without you

And how am I supposed ta carry on

When all that I’ve been livin’ for is gone

<awesome Michael Bolton jam>

Now I don’t wanna know the price I’m gonna pay f’dreamin’

Oh ohh

Now that your dream has come truuue

Tell me how am I supposed ta live withoutchoo

Now that I’ve been lovin’ you so looong

How am I supposed ta live withoutchoo

And how am I supposed ta carry on

When all that I’ve been livin’ for is gone

Gone withoutchoo

Now that I’ve been lovin’ you so looong

How am I supposed ta live withoutchoo

And how am I supposed ta carry on

When all that I’ve been livin’ for

Is gooone

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2 thoughts on “Radio L, side B, track 1: “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” by Michael Bolton

  1. feralkat3308 says:

    I too love this song!!! I can remember taping, yes taping, it and rewinding it over and over until I knew all the words. I would learn songs and then put on concerts for my parents. Standing on the coffee table with my hair brush in hand, I made this Michael Bolton song my own. I was 10 years old when this song came out and it is still one of my favorites today. Now I’m off to find it on ITunes….

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  2. […] if we made fun of it so much as tried to emulate it.  Well, maybe we made fun of it.  Just like Michael Bolton’s song, it seemed too sincere for us budding cynics.  Of course, we all secretly loved it.  Well, at […]

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