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How Do I Live (Bunny Back in the Box Version)

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By Michael Guy Bowman ( Bandcamp , YouTube , Twitter , External (michaelguybowman.com) ).
Cover art by copiko-art.
Released 6/13/2010.
Art released 4/13/2017.
Duration: 3:43.

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Lyrics:

How do I
Get through one night without you?
If I had to live without you
What kind of life would that be?
Oh, and I
I need you in my arms, need you to hold
You're my world, my heart, my soul
If you ever leave
Baby that would take away everything good in my life
Without you
There'd be no sun in my sky
There'd be no love in my life
There'd be no world left for me
Oh, and I
Baby I don't know what I would do
I'd be lost if I lost you
If you ever leave
Baby that would take away everything that's real in my life
And tell me now
How do I live without you?
I wanna know
How do I breathe without you?
If you ever go
How will I ever, ever survive?
(Nick Smalley on guitar, ladies and gentlemen!)
(Yeah)
(Play that shit!)
(Mmm)
(I hear ya, I hear you in here)
(In my heart)
(Mmm, so good on my eardrums)
(Yeah)
(You got that Telecaster twang)
(Twangin' into my soul)
(Alright now, let's bring it back here, now)
(I need somethin' with a little soul)
(Casey, take us there, bring it back!)
(Alright, come on now!)
And tell me now
How do I live without you?
I wanna know
How do I breathe without you?
If you ever go
How will I ever, ever survive?
(Oh, it's- it's done. Oh.)

Artist commentary:

Michael Guy Bowman:

God knows this is the dumbest thing I've ever created (at least for MSPA). But maybe it's also the most awesome thing because of that? In the process of creating this, I ended up learning a lot about the recording process, but let me tell you, if I ever EVER have to perform this song again, I am officially dropping the key signature a few steps - this song stretched my range pretty dangerously and it shows. Fun fact: did you know Dianne Warren also wrote "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" from Armageddon? She has like the best career ever, writing the cheesiest, most epic love songs ever for some of the most ridiculous action movies of all time.

I actually put a lot of work into it, retaking the vocals and guitar parts entirely before extending the song an extra verse. Nick's drunken air guitar solo remains intact, of course.

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