SRV Live at Mann Music Center Philadelphia, 30th of June 1987.
This is the best overall version of this song I’ve heard start to finish; they all have impact sung with souls no matter how bad his health was! Amazing performance indeed!
Stevie Ray Vaughan during this show :
You see, I spent too many years of my life thinking that the big party was the whole thing. It took me quite a while to find out that the real deal is to be able to be enough of a person on your own to know when somebody loves and cares about you. You see, we are here, as far as I can tell, to help each other — our brothers, our sisters, our friends, our enemies. That’s to help each other, not hurt each other. Sometimes, to help them, we’ve got to help ourselves, so that we’ll know that they’re around in the first place. You see, it’s a big world out there with enough pain and misery in it, without me going around and helping it out by hurting myself, and consequently, those that care about me. What I’m trying to get across to you is: Please take care of yourself and those that you love, because that’s what we are here for, that’s all we’ve got, and that is what we can take with us.
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, givin’ life back again, and 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 passing by, by, by, by
Long look in the mirror, we’ve come face to face
Wishin’ all the love we took for granted, love we have today
Life without you
Songwriters: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Life Without You lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing