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Without You


"Without You"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

You tore my world apart, did a tap dance on my heart

And said you had to leave

You wrecked everything we built, you left me racked with guilt

It wasn’t meant to be

At first it was so hard that you were gone, everything was all wrong

I felt just like I did before I met you, another case of the blues

I was lonely again, without you

So lonely again, without you

All I ever I did was stay at home

And I spent all my time alone

I was lonely again, without you 

And I didn’t know what to do

But I got numb to the pain, I slowly got you out of my brain

And I never did cry  

Had my good days and some bad, I went from sad to mad

But I got by 

It was still a little hard that you were gone, but I was hangin' on  

It felt like such a struggle to survive, but I was still alive        

I was barely getting by, without you    

Just barely getting by, without you

I knew I had to get away from home

And stop spending all my time alone

I was barely getting by, without you, 

And then I knew what I had to do

I got out and met someone new 

Never thought I’d find someone so much better than you

An angel came and took away my pain 

All I had to do was get back in the game         

Now I'm happy again, without you

So happy again, without you  

This will be the last time I ever sing about you

I’m happy again, with her instead of you

Now I’m back in my happy home

Where I never have to be alone

I'm happy again, without you, 

'Cause I'm finally over you

Copyright © ℗ 2010 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Without You
Album cover photo by Lenore Cooley
Song from the album Sense Of Belonging
Position Track # 5
Duration 4:11
Released June 21st, 2010
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre acoustic garage rock
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, acoustic solo
Track Chronology
"Find My Way Back Home"

"Without You"

"King For A Day"

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Brief Description

Without You is a song where I nailed the music right off the bat, and then the lyrics went through many iterations over a long period of time to get the way they are on this recording.  I don't rewrite very often, but this melody was worthy of it.  It's one of those that just came to me as if by accident and I knew right away it was good music, but the lyrics began as too depressing in a shorter form and then it evolved from there.  It started out being called Lonely Again Without You, but then I changed it to a slow progression in multiple verses from lonely to getting by to being happy again, which made much more appealing and literally told a story from beginning to middle to end.  Along the way, the title had to be just Without You.

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