‘You’re the Reason I’m Living’ is a 1963 single by Bobby Darin from his album of the same name. The single was very successful, spending two weeks at Number 3 on ‘Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart’ beginning March 16, 1963. Elvis Presley recorded a live version of the song for 1975's ‘Live in Las Vegas’.
As I indicated in my opening line today, the song title and this song’s content essentially says everything I could say about the love of my life, my wife, Sheila and identifies my situation since we first met. At a time in life, when we were both ‘down’, that fateful first meeting of ours in the Main Street of Haworth on a cold December day in 2010 told us that ‘love could still be found’.
There is one beautiful couplet in the song that sums up precisely what I feel for Sheila more than any words I could ever pen, ”You’re the reason I do things, you’re the things that I do, you’re the reason I’m living, I’d be lost without you’. I love you, Sheila Forde x
Love and peace Bill xxx