For whatever reason, I was thinking about it this morning and so I goggled "lyrics: because you're there inside" and lo & behold, "Riccardo Cocciante - When Love Goes Away"
I tried Itunes & Amazon, trying to find a spot I could listen to the song to make sure that it was correct. I ended up going to http://www.coccianteclub.it/ and looking under Album: Discogrphia Inglese e Americana, and there was the song. It was the RIGHT song!
Now I just have to find a place to get a copy of it.
youtube version here
--- and then there's that band that Signora Cappelari played during Italian I Pooh
... Stonebolt I Will Still Love You