I'm Not the Same Without You

Album: Sunken Condos (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This track finds Donald Fagen singing of persevering after failed love. He told Rolling Stone: "'I'm Not the Same Without You' is a gloss on those anthemic tunes in which the singer tells a story about how she's going to make it through a recent breakup and bravely carry on. I say 'she' because I'm thinking of songs like Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive' or 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra."

    Fagen added: "In 'I'm Not the Same Without You,' the narrator not only survives but rapidly evolves into something a bit more than human – at least in his own mind."

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