Dean, Billy - If There Hadn't Been You Lyrics

A man filled with doubt, down and out and so alone
A ship tossed and turned, lost and yearning for a home
A survivor barely surviving, not really sure of his next move
All of this I would have been if there hadn't been you

If there hadn't been you, where would I be
If there hadn't been you here for me
I made it through times I never would've made it through
If there hadn't been you

A man filled with hope who finally knows where he belongs
A heart filled with love more than enough to keep it strong
A life that's alive again, no longer afraid to face the truth
All of this I would of missed if there hadn't been you

If there hadn't been you, where would I be
If there hadn't been you here for me
I made it through times, I never would've made it through

If there hadn't been you on my side
You in my life
All my dreams would still be dreams
If there hadn't been you

All my dreams would still be dreams
If there hadn't been you

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Dean, Billy If There Hadn't Been You Comments
  1. Harriet Keith

    So good!

  2. R-YAN Venegas

    Saw him on American idol audition:) .. Pls. Make a song again

  3. Diane Kauffman

    Love this guy. Great voice and personality

  4. Rhonda Boncutter

    Saw Billie audition for American Idol, he still has such a wonderful voice, hope he makes it back!

  5. Rhonda Boncutter

    Billy Dean and others I love them all! This song, I haven't heard for a while, loved him and his voice! Hope he makes it back!

  6. Rhonda Boncutter

    I have loved music since I was born, my Mom played guitar and sang, Uncle played the banjo! I have always been surrounded by music!

  7. Rhonda Boncutter

    Love Billy Dean, saw him on last years American Idol! Why is he not still out there! He is missed!

    Rhonda Boncutter

    I hope he makes a come back!

  8. Rhonda Boncutter

    I can connect to this song! I live alone, my husband in 2016! I am doing the best I can! God be will who hears this wonderful song! God Bless You all!

  9. Rhonda Boncutter

    I love this song and Billy Dean!

  10. Rhonda Boncutter

    Billy Dean, please come back!

  11. Rock Child of the 60s

    My God what a gorgeous voice on this guy. If more of today's so called CW artists were more like this guy I most likely would still be listening to Country music. But some Assholes came along and stole the words Country Music and claim they sing CW music when in reality they sing very poorly written garbage that did not take any imagination at all to write and then get some young fool with a mediocre voice to sing the garbage words and have the nerve to call it country music when it sounds more like shit pop/rap . Then there are cats like this artist who are actually a musician/artist that don't get the attention they deserve because he is not giving in to the false claim of making "today's country music " and he is doing his own thing, Thank God for a guy with a set of balls to stand up and tell half the music industry to go screw themselves and he keeps making this beautiful music. He's not drinking the koolaid of bullshit and good for him!

  12. Roger Baker


  13. Rhonda Boncutter

    ??Why did Billy quit singing? This song is so so good! Sometimes, just by being in the right place and time can make a world of difference

  14. Ashley 11:11

    Wow, miss these powerful old country songs. They just remind me of childhood.
    I appreciate new country and all types of music doubt!💚

  15. Rhonda Boncutter

    Loved Billy Dean for years!

  16. Franklin Warner

    Nice Song.

  17. Rhonda Boncutter

    People, God loves us, your choice is how you live your life!

  18. madelein diedericks

    He is gorgeous😜

  19. Rhonda Boncutter

    I am 65 and, all that I have been through, if not for God, I would not be here!!.

  20. Rhonda Boncutter

    I loved Billy Dean, I know he is older, so am I! I love this song!

  21. Cindy Jones

    I’m here and I love you

  22. Rhonda Boncutter

    Love Billy Dean, wish he would come back! His songs were magnificent!

  23. Doris Night

    I'd still be in that small bedroom. Lonely ad depressed. If there hadn't been you!!! Thank you to someone so sweet. Great song by the way.

    Rhonda Boncutter

    Get out and quit being alone! Wished you lived near me, I'd get you going to a lot of places! God Bless you!

    Doris Night

    @Rhonda Boncutter I am out and I'm divorced. But it's still so hard. Around alt of people who are negative. I'm here in Southern Illinois. Too much to explain here on these comments. I just don't fit in with these people is all basically.

    Rhonda Boncutter

    @Doris Night I understand,just moved, then it got cold, so do not know neighbors yet!

  24. Maryanne Streetman

    Remind me of my dad n mom

  25. Micky Planmaker

    Good Music

  26. Ann Kozlowski

    This is a true classic

  27. diligentsoul11

    My husband and I started dating in 1992, when this song came out, and it was our wedding dance song when we married in 1994. Celebrating 25 years of marriage this year. The lyrics really take on new meaning for me, as we have had really hard things happen with one of our children that is still ongoing now, after many years. I cherish my spouse even more every day and do feel that I wouldn't have made it through without him at my side.

  28. Denise Hedden

    🥀Beautiful Love Song Brilliant lyrics, vocals and music it's such a Powerful song! Thanks for posting this🥀☝️🥀

  29. ann fuller

    I miss turning my radio on and hearing Billy Dean.

  30. AJ GaMing

    im here because of the voice he mentor a young girl...

  31. Rhonda Boncutter

    If times of decisions and worry had not happened man years ago, would never have met my husband John! We had 22 wonderful years together! There is always ups and downs, but we made it! Gone now for 3 years! Still miss him!

    Pink Martini

    Rhonda Boncutter ...I'm so sorry for your loss. I've been married for (in May), we'll complete 45 years of marriage. Love only happens once in awhile. I'm so glad you had your husband for a great season in your lufe.

    Rhonda Boncutter

    @Pink Martini Thanks, After 3 years I don't cry all the time, except 3 weeks ago, lost our Black Lab, had him for 14 years! Now crying again!

  32. Charlaine Delmo

    The first time I've heard about named billy dean was on American Idol when he played the guitar for the audition of a girl. I was curious when Luke and Lionel recognized him. I did research and I might say a big WOW! his voice is powerful and I love it.

    Rhonda Boncutter

    Yeah, he was so handsome, still is to me! He can sing the phonebook and I would listen!


    Very rugged look...manly... nice and sexy voice

  34. Desiree Hall

    Good looks

  35. Aleisa DeMichael

    All country music has a history folks I do not care copied 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈💝💝💝💝💝🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸👍👍👍👍👍❤️❤️♊️♊️💜💜🏆🏆💚 Theres only true Aleisa youll never find folks I do not care

  36. Aleisa DeMichael

    Theres only one Aleisa folks I dont care copied 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💝💝💝💝💝🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈👍👍👍👍👍❤️❤️💜💜🏆🏆♊️♊️💚💚

  37. Rhonda Boncutter

    I met my future through a friend! We were both looking for an always someone! I had 22 wonderful years together! We were meant to meet! God be will all of you looking for love!

  38. asseel1 asseel1

    where had been me if there hadn't been you....

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  40. Franklin Warner

    So Nice.

  41. Cody Jones Jr

    Saw and met this man at Billy Bob’s one of the most humbled and kind gentleman, back when Country was real. And his voice is better than the next generation of asshats that are here now, and yes Blake Shelton that includes you, you seem to have lost what your dads generation was pioneering and may need to dedicate your next album to true genuine country and help country lose the asshat title!

  42. Mike or patty Rhoades


  43. Mike or patty Rhoades


  44. Thurston Stout

    I love u Rachel Smith, more everyday 😎

  45. Stephanie Baker

    My wife wanted this song to be played at her funeral & it happened last year

  46. Franklin Warner

    Just Great.

  47. Franklin Warner

    Beautiful Song.

  48. Tina Harris

    Tear jerking love song

  49. Grace Pio

    Parang inuulit mo lng ung lyric a ah ha.ha

  50. Elizzzabethmlb Baker

    Jlbmcb love nmw

  51. Qyzer Batong

    if there hadn't been you..
    2018 still into it..

  52. Marissa Ann Dean

    Billy Dean you hit the big time. Very talented.

    Rhonda Boncutter

    Love ya Billy!

  53. Richard Ryan

    This was me when my beloved Betty passed suddenly after 54 years. Thank God for putting another beautiful lady in my life who has become my best friend and music partner.

  54. Aleisa DeMichael

    Florida is my family folks copied 💝💝💝💝💝🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈👍👍👍👍👍❤️❤️💜💜🏆🏆♊️♊️💚

  55. Tammy Larson


  56. leslie devera

    Love country music😊🍓😔😢😴

  57. Simone Chin

    Omg I love this song so much

  58. 辛島洋一郎

    Great song and definitely a message that needs to be heard !

  59. Joyce Fernandes

    my stepson,,,, (my son) chose this for our mother son dance,

  60. Doc Hollliday

    I would do it all again Pam, sorry we did not make it , still you were the best thing in my life I know you have been here and some day will read this.I never stoped loving you. thank you my love.

  61. william g ogilsbie jr

    this song is a song to my girl who i love so much now she she in heaven i miss her and love her so much

  62. Tim West

    How the heck did I miss Billy Dean? I looked up this song thinking it was sung by Wynona Ryder and it's Billy Dean. And on top of that, hardly anybody covered it. I predict Lauren Duski releases it and it will be a huge hit. Thanks, Billy. I hope this leads to long deserved credit.

  63. Lance B

    Back in the early/mid 90's when I was a kid and country music was good and actually told real stories.

  64. Michael David Cilantro

    If it wasn’t for my dog Ekahi and this woman Samar I wouldn’t be here today. My life's been hectic. I lived a life most wouldn’t even dream up if they wanted too and I wouldn’t trade it for anything nor wish it upon anyone. I made it this far and its all thanks to my wonderful friend My dog and the woman of my dreams Samar.
    I love you Samar and I dream of the day my eyes meet yours for the first time. You mean the world to me, you are the breath that gives me life. You are the reason I keep pushing forward each day. Wish I could hold you in my arms. But I know deep down you don’t feel the same way I do. Only time will tell and only god can answer my prayers.

  65. Jess Broxey

    my grandma has been gone a month and if it wasn't for her I don't know where I be she raised me and my brother miss her so much

    Rhonda Boncutter

    God Bless you Grandma and you and your brother!

  66. Cindy Heckler

    My heart stopped 2 times I am still in hospital. without God and friends I wouldn't of made it

    Rhonda Boncutter

    Do good, anyway you can, thank God for sparing you! You are a miracle! Show appreciation!

    Rhonda Boncutter

    Do good, make a difference! God let you live for a reason!

    Rhonda Boncutter

    Cindy, God has been a big part of me, for years! Sending prayers! Music has kept me together since I lost my husband!

    Rhonda Boncutter

    God, we can talk to everytime we pray! I am certain that God and friends help you make it!

    Suzanne Vanderbeck

    I have had so many heart attacks, and one of my sons the monitrice could nor find a heartbeat, but he arrived that next morning with 10 in the APGAR scale. I evangelize now. Be healed in His name. All these heart attacks and even strokes have been without the doctors. Yeshua is with you. God bless! Send us your praise report. Folks need to hear of His Goodness! God bless!

  67. Mattie Cetrone

    I waited on Billy Dean at a restaurant I worked at back in the ninties didn't even know who he was until I made a comment about them it was Billy and his band I ask one of them if they were a construction crew then a voice spoke up and said no darling that's Billy Dean and we are his band

    Rhonda Boncutter

    Wow, so lucky! He is just a down to earth man! Loved his voice!

  68. Chris Burns

    so I lost my dad in 2012.amd this song helps but losing my momma yesterday dam this song is definition of true of me at this time

    Jeremy Scaggs

    Chris Burns sorry chris. it's very tough. I know bless u and yours

    Rhonda Boncutter

    @Jeremy Scaggs Chris, if you believe, God will never give you more than you can handle! I am here if you need to talk! God be with you!

  69. S McHugh

    My son and I danced to this at his wedding for the Mother/Son dance. I cry every time I hear this.

  70. Linda Jensen

    I love my Husband this is so him and I, we have made it through times we never would have made it through without the love we have had for each other, " without you in my life where would I be? " all my dreams would still be dreams, if there hadn't been you, Love you sweetie with all your wort's lol

  71. Amber

    I have met billy personally and he is really nice, my mother is friends with him and went to school with him, I go to the same school as he used to go to and he does fundraisers for the school


    +Dashle Hicory consider yourself blessed. I hav listened to him and shed buckets of tears for over 20 yrs. saw him from a distance 1 time. he has to be a very loving person. I wish he would come back to Carolina. rips my heart out.

  72. Cindy Heckler

    Mike I love so much. I wouldn't be here without you

  73. Jimmie Fox

    lovin it!!!❤

  74. Arnel Cap

    A man
    Filled with doubt
    Down and out
    And so alone

    A ship
    Tossed and turned
    Lost and yearning
    For a home

    A survivor
    Barely surviving
    Not really sure of his next move

    All of these
    I would've been
    If there hadn't been you

    If there hadn't been you
    Where would I be
    If there hadn't been you
    Here for me
    I made it through times
    I never would of made it through
    If there hadn't been you.

    A man
    Filled with hope
    Who finally knows
    Where he belongs

    A heart
    Filled with love
    More than enough
    To keep it strong

    A life
    That's alive again
    No longer afraid
    To face the truth
    All of these
    I would have missed
    If there hadn't been you

    If there hadn't been you
    Where would I be
    If there hadn't been you
    Here for me
    I made through times
    I never would have made it through
    If there hadn't been you
    On my side
    In my life
    All my dreams
    Would still be dreams
    If there hadn't been you

    All my dreams
    Would still be dreams
    If there hadn't been you

  75. Jennifer Gibbs Kimble

    My song for Leo! I love you baby, and I wouldn't be here if it hadn't been for you!


    real good -

  77. Tore Last

    what a timeless classic!

  78. Joshua

    Wrong! Your ears you keep and I’ll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, “Dear God! What is that thing,” will echo in your perfect ears. That is what to the pain means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.


    +isarose rose aaaaaaaaaaas uuuuuuuuuuu wiiiiiiiiiiish!

    Nora Creel

    charles johnson gospelo

    Nora Creel

    cant even walk

    Belinda Spechtenhauser

    What the f#@ k+!* planet You come from??? Apparently not the Universe of our Lord Jesus Christ... He's gonna be here Soo very soon,. No holding on gonna help ya. Make peace with your Maker, no one can help you but your self. Your comment asinine, ignorant.

  79. Jaime Martinez

    One of My Old Time Favorites!!!

  80. Dave Wollenberg

    Billy hit #3 in Billboard, 11-21-92. God bless you, brother Billy! Thanx, friend, for postin' it. Have a blessed week!

  81. Valcorina

    nice song :)

  82. Amber C

    Im so glad I was able to help you find that side of you again baby..... I LOVE YOU... IF THERE HADNT BEEN YOU I dont know where I would be right now....I LOVE YOU...

  83. Tammie

    I miss Billy Dean, thanks to my mom, I found a great artist :) like him

  84. landyachtfan79

    “Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.” —Unknown     

    James Osborne

    If this song is true why is it the ones you love or care for the ones that hurt you the most


    +James Osborne For one, you can't be hurt by someone you don't love or care for in the first place. I shouldn't even have to be typing this but that's my tedious life.

  85. Jhym Kedith

    This is my team song and I dedicated to my love one... 

  86. gee gorgeous

    beautiful song!

  87. Sonja Telma

    Linda canção!!!

  88. G Scarlatti

    God he's sexy. 

  89. Tracie Claiborne

    Billy Dean should be as big as Justin Bieber. His voice is miraculous. Love this!


    Oh, please........Justin Bieber could not write ANYTHING half as heartfelt as this beautiful song!!!!  


    +landyachtfan79 I believe her point was  Billy deserves to be in the position Justin is in. He would actually deserve it.


    Please, please , don't even put this artist in the same sentence as that lump, Bieber.

  90. An Gje

    yes u rock 

  91. John Arredondo

    This is "REAL" Country Music...The WAY IT SHOULD BE!..This Song is a "Timeless Classic" that will NEVER GET OLD! It's SO GOOD! that I CAN'T HELP! but SING the words everytime...and HITS ME HARD!! deep inside.Billy where are you?...I MISS YOU!! and your need to COME BACK! and MAKE Country Music GOOD AGAIN!...Today's Country doesn't STACK-UP! to this.I've ALWAYS LIKED YOU! since I 1st heard "Only The Wind" back in the Early 90's.You have other Songs too....But! this 1 is by far your BEST!..this Song will still be played LONG AFTER YOUR GONE and for Generations to come...I'm pretty sure of that.

    Rhonda Boncutter

    John, I agree! Love this song!

    Rhonda Boncutter

    Saw him on American Idol this year! I loved Billy's songs!

  92. Dina Veliz

    This has a big meaning to me

  93. Rickey Willis

    very good song by billy dean

  94. Belinda Hamlin

    Where's. Billy Dean now? V live this song!

    German Tank

    He has been writing alot for other artists. look up some of the songs. You'll be surprised on who he's been doing.

    Andrew Smith

    @German Tank

  95. Jeffrey Hornberger

    i love my girlfriend(:

    Rhonda Boncutter

    I am so happy and glad for you!

  96. bonnie dye

    I love this song so much

  97. Kathryn Fontana

    One of my all time favorite songs. I could listen to it over and over and still want to listen again. I want this played at my funeral. Without all my supports, there is no way I would have made it this far without their impact. :)

  98. bobvocal

    Simply beautiful words of a special life together with your wife,