♫ Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) ♫

I was determined not to do a redux tonight, for it seems I’ve done far too many of those lately … I’m getting lazy in my dotage!  I was thrilled when I saw in a comment on another blog that our friend Keith had mentioned a song, All Out of Love by Air Supply and I thought I had found my song, for I love that one.  But alas, I played it within the last year or so, and being determined to come up with something new and original, the search was on.  With Air Supply now playing in my mind, I thought I’d see if perhaps they had one that I like but haven’t yet played here.  BINGO!  Found one!

Air Supply was formed by an Australian duo, Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock after they both performed in a 1975 Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar. They took on other band members, who are credited on their early albums and appear on the covers, but eventually pared down to a duo.  Say’s Graham Russell …

“We always had a band, and at that point, they always were in the photos, and they actually shared in everything. But there were a couple of small squabbles within the band, so we said, ‘Okay, we’ve got to stop this. It’s going to be Russell and I from now on.'”

The name ‘Air Supply’ was chosen as a contrast to ‘Heavy Metal’.

This song, released in 1981 was written by Norman Sallitt and included on the group’s album The One That You Love.  I don’t find much background trivia about the song, and the one site that offered some background lost all credibility when they said the song was written by Barry and Robin Gibb!

The song hit #5 in the U.S., #4 in Canada, and did not chart in the UK.

Here I Am
Air Supply

Here I am
Playing with those memories again
And just when I thought time had set me free
Those thoughts of you keep taunting me

Holding you
A feeling I never outgrew
Though each and every part of me has tried
Only you can fill that space inside

So there’s no sense pretending
My heart it’s not mending

Just when I thought I was over you
And just when I thought I could stand on my own
Oh baby, those memories come crashing through
And I just can’t
Go on without you

On my own
I’ve tried to make the best of it alone
I’ve done everything I can to ease the pain
But only you can stop the rain

I just can’t live without you
I miss everything about you

Just when I thought I was over you
And just when I thought I could stand on my own
Oh baby, those memories come crashing through
And I just can’t
Go on without
Go on without
It’s just no good without
You

Without you
Without you
Without you
Without you
Without you
Without you

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Norman M. Sallitt
Here I Am lyrics © Embassy Music Corp.