About the Song

Conway Twitty’s rendition of “What Am I Living For” is a soulful ballad that delves into the depths of heartache and longing. Originally released in 1960 as part of his album “Conway Twitty Sings,” this heartfelt track showcases Twitty’s emotive vocals and poignant storytelling.

Written by Fred Jay and Art Harris, “What Am I Living For” explores the pain of lost love and the search for meaning in the aftermath of a breakup. Twitty’s heartfelt delivery infuses the song with a sense of vulnerability and introspection, resonating with listeners on a deeply emotional level.

Upon its release, “What Am I Living For” soared up the charts, reaching notable positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Billboard Hot R&B Sides chart. Twitty’s ability to convey the raw emotion of heartbreak through his music struck a chord with audiences, earning him widespread acclaim for his authenticity and artistry.

Throughout his legendary career, Conway Twitty’s ability to connect with audiences through his music was unparalleled, and “What Am I Living For” stands as a testament to his enduring legacy. Its timeless appeal continues to resonate with listeners, offering solace and understanding to those who have experienced the pain of lost love.

As fans revisit Twitty’s classic hits, “What Am I Living For” remains a cherished favorite, serving as a reminder of the universal experience of heartache and the healing power of music. Its haunting melody and poignant lyrics ensure that it remains a beloved classic in the vast landscape of music history.

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Lyrics

Well, what am I living for if not for you
What am I living for if not for you
What am I living for if not for you
Baby, nobody else, nobody else will do
Well, what am I longing for
Each lonely night
To feel your lips close to mine
And hold you tight
Well, you’ll be my only love
My whole life through
Baby, nobody else
Nobody else will do
Well, I want you close to me
That’s all I know
And I want you all the time
‘Cause, darling, I love you so
What am I living for if not for you
What am I living for if not for you
What am I living for if not for you
Baby, nobody else, nobody else will do
Well, I want you close to me
That’s all I know
And I want you all the time
‘Cause, darling, I love you so
Oh, what am I living for if not for you
What am I living for if not for you
Yes, what am I living for if not for you
Baby, nobody else, nobody else will do
Baby, nobody else, nobody else will do