♫ 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.

♫ All Out Of Love ♫

For some reason, I had this one on my TBP (to be played) list … I’m not sure if one of you requested it … usually I put a name by the song if it was requested … or if I just happened on it one night and decided I should play it soon.  At any rate, it came up, I listened, and I really wanted to play this one tonight.

Released in February 1980, this is a song by the Australian soft rock group Air Supply.  The song was written by Graham Russell & Clive Davis. In the United States, it reached #2, and in the UK, where it was the only Air Supply song to make it to the top 40, it reached #11.

An interesting bit of trivia … The chorus was originally “I’m all out of love, I want to arrest you”. However, Clive Davis thought that Americans wouldn’t understand what that meant (he was right … I’m still scratching my head over it) so he suggested “I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you”. This is why he has a songwriting credit.

The song is known for vocalist Russell Hitchcock holding the final note for 16.2 seconds. This was the longest-held note for a male pop singer until 1983, when Sheriff lead vocalist Freddy Curci held the final note of When I’m with You for 19.4 seconds.

All Out of Love
Air Supply

I’m lying alone with my head on the phone
Thinking of you till it hurts
I know you hurt too but what else can we do
Tormented and torn apart
I wish I could carry your smile and my heart
For times when my life seems so low
It would make me believe what tomorrow could bring
When today doesn’t really know, doesn’t really know

I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you
I know you were right believing for so long
I’m all out of love, what am I without you
I can’t be too late to say that I was so wrong

I want you to come back and carry me home
Away from this long lonely nights
I’m reaching for you, are you feeling it too
Does the feeling seem oh so right
And what would you say if I called on you now
And said that I can’t hold on
There’s no easy way, it gets harder each day
Please love me or I’ll be gone, I’ll be gone

I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you
I know you were right believing for so long
I’m all out of love, what am I without you
I can’t be too late to say that I was so wrong

Oh, what are you thinking of
What are you thinking of
What are you thinking of
What are you thinking of

I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you
I know you were right believing for so long
I’m all out of love, what am I without you
I can’t be too late I know I was so wrong

I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you
I know you were right believing for so long
I’m all out of love, what am I without you
I can’t be too late I know I was so wrong

I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you
I know you were right believing for so long
I’m all out of love, what am I without you
I can’t be too late to say that I was so wrong

Songwriters: Clive J. Davis / Graham Russell
All Out of Love lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

♫ Even The Nights Are Better ♫

Air Supply is the winning combination of Graham Russell’s guitar and songwriting, matched to Russell Hitchcock’s distinctive vocals.  This is one of my favourites of their songs, and since I can’t seem to find much (read any) information about the background or origins of the song, you will just have to listen and enjoy …

Even the Nights Are Better
Air Supply

I, I was the lonely one
Wondering what went wrong, why love had gone
And left me lonely
I, I was so confused, feeling like I’d just been used
Then you came to me and my loneliness left me

I used to think I was tied to a heartache
That was the heartbreak, but now that I’ve found you

Even the nights are better
Now that we’re here together
Even the nights are better
Since I found you, oh
Even the days are brighter
When someone you love’s beside ya
Even the nights are better
Since I found you

You, you knew just what to do
‘Cause you had been lonely too
And you showed me how
To ease the pain and
You did more than mend a broken heart
‘Cause now you’ve made a fire start
And I, I can see that you feel the same way

I never dreamed there’d be someone to hold me
Until you told me and now that I’ve found you
Even the nights are better
Now that we’re here together
Even the nights are better
Since I found you, oh
Even the days are brighter
When someone you love’s beside ya
Even the nights are better
Since I found you

I never dreamed there’d be someone to hold me
Until you told me and now that I’ve found you

Even the nights are better
Now that we’re here together
Even the nights are better
Since I found you, oh
Even the days are brighter
When someone you love’s beside ya
Even the nights are better
Since I found you

Songwriters: J. L. Wallace / Kenneth E. Bell / Terry Skinner
Even the Nights Are Better lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group