Stevie Ray Vaughan - Life Without You - Live 1985
"Life Without You" was a song Stevie wrote after the untimely death of his great friend and mentor Charley Wirz. the song shows his love for Charley and how much he truly missed him. The White Stratocaster Vaughan played that was fitted with Danelectro Lipstick Tube Pickups was made by Wirz with the help of Stevie's Guitar Tech Rene Martinez.
After he got sober, Stevie Ray Vaughan used the final track on Soul to Soul as an excuse to both jam at length and testify about his newfound sobriety. Vaughan wrote "Life Without You" saying that it concerned "what drugs do to people. It kills people in their heart."
Well, hello baby Tell me how have you been? We all have missed you And the way you grin
The day is necessary Every now and then For souls to move on Given life back again
Fly on, fly on Fly on my friend Go on, live again Love again
Day after day Night after night Sittin' here singin' Every minute
As the years go passin' by By, by, by A long look in the mirror We come face to face
Wishin' our love We took for granted A love we had yesterday Life without you
Songwriters: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Life Without You Lyrics © S.I.A.E. Direzione Generale, Bug Music O/B/o Ray Vaughan Music, RAY VAUGHAN MUSIC INC, RAY VAUGHAN MUSIC INC., Ray Vaughan Music, Inc., RAY VAUGHAN MUSIC INC