If I Didn’t Have You, a song written by Skip Ewing and Max D. Barnes, was recorded by Randy Travis for the Warner label, it was recorded in May 1991 in Nashville, Tennessee, with the production of Kyle Lehning, the single was released on August 3, 1992, on October 17, 1992, reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, two weeks later, on October 31, 1992, it also reached number # 1 on the charts from Canada Country Tracks, for two weeks in a row. It was the thirteenth number one in Randy’s career.
The song was included in the first compilation album of Randy, The Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Warner 1992), the album was released on September 15, 1992, in the charts of U.S Top Country albums, reached number # 14. This album has been certified platinum by the RIAA. This album also released another previously unreleased song, “An Old Pair of Shoes” the song reached # 21 on the charts of U.S Hot Country Songs.
Randy Travis – If I Didn’t Have You Lyrics
Well I lost my heart on the day we met,
But I gained a lot that I don’t regret,
Then I hollered ’round when you said ‘i do’,
I knew I wouldn’t have nothing if I didn’t have you.
Well it changed my thinking when you changed your name,
And neither one of us will ever be the same,
And I swear I’m never gonna be untrue,
Cause I wouldn’t have nothing if I didn’t have you.
If I didn’t have you,
I’d long ago been left in the dark out in the cold,
Blowing around from town to town,
Like a feather in the wind.
If I didn’t have you I know I’d be,
Floundering around like a ship at sea,
Lost in the rain on a hurricane and that’s where I’d have been,
But I didn’t get lost cause I saw your light,
Shining like a beacon on a cold dark night.
And the sun came up and the skies turned blue,
No, I wouldn’t have nothing if I didn’t have you.
Well I count my blessings every night I pray,
That the lord lets me keep you just one more day,
And every day he does,
Cause god knows too,
That I wouldn’t have nothing if I didn’t have you.
Well I’ve already said it but I swear it’s true,
I know I wouldn’t have nothing if I didn’t have you.