Lost Without You (2003) – Delta Goodrum (Darren Hayes Cover)

The Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrum made her mark with Lost Without You, but the version I want to focus on today is from Darren Hayes. Delta was the Pop Diva of Australian music in the early 2000’s…then she was diagnosed with cancer and her plight came somewhat of a national concern. Too sick to perform at the 2003 ARIA awards, fellow Australian artist Darren Hayes from Savage Garden flew out from Los Angeles to deliver his version.
What will forever be etched in my memory (apart from Hayes killing it from 3:15) is Delta’s reaction to her own song.

[Verse 1]
I know I can be a little stubborn sometimes
You might say a little righteous and too proud
I just want to find a way to compromise
‘Cause I believe that we can work things out

I thought I had all the answers
Never giving in
But baby, since you’ve gone
I admit that I was wrong

All I know is I’m lost without you
I’m not gonna lie
How am I gonna be strong without you?
I need you by my side
If we ever say we’d never be together
And we ended with goodbye
Don’t know what I’d do
I’m lost without you
I keep trying to find my way
But all I know is I’m lost without you
I keep trying to face the day
Lost without you

Lost Without You was released on her debut album Innocent Eyes as the album’s second single in 2003. The song became Goodrem’s second number-one single in Australia and also peaked within the top 10 in New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. You can find her official video release below Darren Hayes version. Lost Without You was released to Australian radio in early February 2003 and was the most added song to radio for that week.

On 16 August 2020, Goodrem released a six-minute video detailing the back story behind her song Paralyzed. In the video, she revealed that after having her salivary gland removed, she faced serious complications that led to the paralysis of a nerve in her tongue, which left her having to re-learn to speak.
In 2022, Goodrem was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2022 Australia Day Honours for “significant service to the not-for-profit sector, and to the performing arts“. She was also honoured with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

1. Lost Without You (Delta Goodrum Song) – Wikipedia

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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3 comments on “Lost Without You (2003) – Delta Goodrum (Darren Hayes Cover)
  1. Hi Matt, really hope you are well. Oh man, the Darren Hayes version of this song is mesmerising! What a voice!! The Delta Goodrem is nice too. Sorry Matt, been quiet on WordPress lately, so have not been in touch. I’ve been having some tough times. Wishing you a fabulous weekend. Catch you again soon. Sharon x

    • Hi Sharon, I have watched the Hayes version more than a hundred times and I put it down on my song videos to watch with the kids this weekend although they of course have already seen it.
      I was concerned reading your message about ‘tough times’. I hope things get better. I also have been going through that. Thank you I wish you the same Sharon. Cheers.

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