THE MARIAH NETWORK

Charmbracelet

"Charmbracelet" was released on December 3, 2002 and featured collaborations with producers Jermaine Dupri, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Just Blaze, Damizza and Dre & Vidal among others, as well as guest appearances by Jay-Z, Cam'ron, Freeway, Joe and Mariah's former back-up singer Kelly Price. The album debuted at number three on Billboard 200 Chart after selling 241,000 copies.

"Through The Rain" was the album's first single, released on October 17, 2002. The song peaked at number eighty-one on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart, with remixes produced by Hex Hector, Mac Quayle, Full Intention, Maurice Joshua and Boris & Michi.

Despite of initial plans of releasing "The One" as the album's second single, "Boy (I Need You)" was chosen instead. The song, a reworked version of Cam'ron's "Oh Boy" featured the rapper himself and was produced by Mariah and Just Blaze.

"Bringin' On The Heartbreak," a cover of Def Leppard's song, was released as the album's third single on November 25, 2003. Produced by Mariah and Randy Jackson, additional remixes were produced by Global Soul and Junior Vasquez, among others.

"Charmbracelet" was re-released on July 26, 2003 as a Special Tour Edition, featuring four bonus tracks: "There Goes My Heart," previously unreleased, a collaboration with Busta Rhymes and the Flipmode Squad on "I Know What You Want," a So So Def Remix of "The One" featuring rapper Bone Crusher and a collaboration with Da Brat and Elephant Man on "Got A Thing 4 You."




                 

1. Through The Rain
2. Boy (I Need You)
3. The One
4. Yours
5. You Got Me
6. I Only Wanted
7. Clown
8. My Saving Grace
9. You Had Your Chance
10. Lullaby
11. Irresistible (West Side Connection)
12. Subtle Invitation
13. Bringin' On The Heartbreak
14. Sunflowers For Alfred Roy
15. Through The Rain (Remix)

Bonus Tracks:
Miss You
There Goes My Heart
Got A Thing 4 You
I Know What You Want

When you get caught in the rain
With nowhere to run
When you're distraught
And in pain without anyone
When you keep crying out to be saved
But nobody comes
And you feel so far away
That you just can't find your way home
You can get there alone, it's ok
Once you say

I can make it through the rain
I can stand up once again
On my own and I know
That I'm strong enough to mend
And everytime I feel afraid
I hold tighter to my faith
And I live one more day
And I make it through the rain

And if you keep falling down
Don't you dare give in
You will arise safe and sound
So keep pressing on steadfastly
And you'll find what you need to prevail
Once you say

I can make it through the rain
I can stand up once again
On my own and I know
That I'm strong enough to mend
And everytime I feel afraid
I hold tighter to my faith
And I live one more day
And I make it through the rain

And when the wind blows
And shadows grow close
Don't be afraid
There's nothing you can't face
And should they tell you
You'll never pull through
Don't hesitate
Stand tall and say

I can make it through the rain
I can stand up once again
On my own and I know
That I'm strong enough to mend
And everytime I feel afraid
I hold tighter to my faith
And I live one more day
And I make it through the rain

I can make it through the rain
And stand up once again
And I'll live one more day, and I I can make it through the rain

Oh yes you can
You're gonna make it through the
Rain


Written by Mariah Carey and Lionel Cole.
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Mariah Carey.
Co-Produced by James "Big Jim" Wright.

I can't help it
When I'm not around you (boy)
Cause all I ever seem to do is drift away
In dreams about you
Cause when I'm without you (boy)
It always seems like part of me is missing baby

Sometimes I don't call
Like I don't care at all
But secretly, you're the only thing
That lifts me up and makes me smile
When I'm unhappy
All you gotta do is call
And suddenly things don't really
Seem so bad at all

(boy) I need you (boy) adore you (boy)
Gotta have you (oh boy)
I wanna feel your touch
This ain't no little crush
So come and get my love
Baby anything you want
Feeling you (boy)
Fiending for you (boy)
Just waiting on you (boy)
When I see you (oh boy)
I'm gonna wrap you up
Inside my love
And never let you go boy
Never let you go boy

My heart races when my Motorola beeps
Or my cell rings
I just make a wish and if it's you
My whole day changes
Cause when I know you're thinking of me (boy)
Heaven knows
Suddenly it's not so dismal baby

Sometimes I don't call
Like I don't care at all
But secretly, you're the only thing
That lifts me up and makes me smile
When I'm unhappy
All you gotta do is call
And suddenly things don't really
Seem so bad at all

(boy) I need you (boy) adore you (boy)
Gotta have you (oh boy)
I wanna feel your touch
This ain't no little crush
So come and get my love
Baby anything you want
Feeling you (boy)
Fiending for you (boy)
Just waiting on you (boy)
When I see you (oh boy)
I'm gonna wrap you up
Inside my love
And never let you go boy
Never let you go boy

Cam'ron:
Mami feelin' my gangsta cause usually I stay on the block
But the girl wet whirl jet, straight to the yacht
Eighth in the sock, jewelry, chrome and stones
Wow it's Giles, Liles, Combs and Jones
Go to Capri, see my mami Mariah
Chanel glasses, had me on fire
Mami's a rider
She want the (boy)
So I give her the (boy)
Now she screamin' out (boy, boy, boy, boy)
She want the hundred carat (boy)
The Harlem world (boy)
My arm is savage, better guard ya girl (boy)
So c-c-c-c-c-call me
And we'll start to cake up
Marc Jacobs, you're a heartbreaker
Good (boy)
I'm a mobster and pimp
Eight keys, two hammers, lobster and shrimp
Look at my limp, mami we could be a couple still (boy, boy, boy, boy)
Sing my hook, help me sell a couple mill
Now sing (boy)

I — (what?)
Need — (who?)
You — (uh huh uh huh)
I wanna feel your touch — (why wouldn't you)
So come and get my love — (show me where it's at — now sing)
I — (what?)
Need — (who?)
You — (uh huh uh huh)
I'm gonna wrap you up (wrap me up)
And never let you go boy
Never let you go boy (never let me go, girl)

(boy) I need you (boy) adore you (boy)
Gotta have you (oh boy)
I wanna feel your touch
This ain't no little crush
So come and get my love
Baby anything you want
Feeling you (boy)
Fiending for you (boy)
Just waiting on you (boy)
When I see you (oh boy)
I'm gonna wrap you up
Inside my love
And never let you go boy
Never let you go boy


Written by Mariah Carey, Justin Smith and Norman Whitfield.
Produced by Just Blaze and Mariah Carey.

See I'm going through a situation
That I can't help
Wanna get a little closer
But I promised myself
That I would never
Give my heart
Away again
Oo oo babe
I know it's hard
Butcha gotta understand it
The truth is
All the hurt and the pain
And the s*@t that you get
When you have it
Ain't worth it
I've been there so many times
I should know better but I
Can't stop what I feel
When you're next to me
I really think I

Finally found somebody
That could be the one
But I promised myself
That I wouldn't give in to love
And I'm scared
And I'm nervous
Don't wanna be hurt anymore
This is bad
Cause I know that you're the one

Finally found somebody
That could be the one
But I promised myself
That I wouldn't give in to love
And I'm scared
And I'm nervous
Don't wanna be hurt anymore
This is bad
Cause I know that you're the one
(baby you're the one)

See the problem with relationships
In general
Is that it's always a game
In the beginning they'll do
Anything to have you
And once they do
It's never the same
And I, know everyone out there
Can relate
So the question is
One: do I really wanna trust this feeling
Two: do I wanna let it pass me by
Three: do you think it's only superficial
Four: could it actually be different this time
Someone to love me
Someone to be my everything
Maybe I've stumbled upon

Finally found somebody (the only one)
That could be the one
But I promised myself
That I wouldn't give in to love (no, no)
And I'm scared
And I'm nervous (I just don't wanna be hurt)
Don't wanna be hurt anymore
This is bad
Cause I know that you're the one
(but boy I think you might be the one)

Finally found somebody
That could be the one
(maybe I've found)
But I promised myself
That I wouldn't give in to love
And I'm scared
And I'm nervous
(boy I'm so afraid)
Don't wanna be hurt anymore
This is bad
Cause I know that you're the one
(cause I know you're the one)

Oh baby
Sweet darling
I
I think I finally found

Finally found somebody
That could be the one (the only one)
But I promised myself
That I wouldn't give in to love
And I'm scared
And I'm nervous (no)
Don't wanna be hurt anymore
(I don't wanna be hurt no more)
This is bad
Cause I know that you're the one
(but I think you might really be the one)

Finally found somebody
That could be the one (finally found)
But I promised myself
That I wouldn't give in to love
(I promised myself not to give in)
And I'm scared
And I'm nervous
Don't wanna be hurt anymore
This is bad
(anymore this is bad)

Finally found somebody
That could be the one
(I finally found somebody that could be the one)
But I promised myself
That I wouldn't give in to love
And I'm scared (and I'm scared)
And I'm nervous (and I'm nervous)
Don't wanna be hurt anymore (please, please baby baby)
This is bad
Cause I know that you're the one

Repeat


Written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox.
Produced by Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri.
Co-produced by Bryan Michael Cox.

You brighten up the moon and stars at night
You keep me seeing rainbows in the sky
You bring new meaning to my life, now
I believe in miracles baby I'm forever yours,
Yours

Tender love's what you're giving me and
You surpass all my fantasies and
I keep thanking The Lord above for
Blessing me with oh so much

Vb1 Cause I know how it feels to be
Part of you boy
Everyday of my life's so abundant
With joy
And I honestly never thought love
Could be real
Until the angels guided you to me

You brighten up the moon and stars at night
You keep me seeing rainbows in the sky
You bring new meaning to my life, now
I believe in miracles baby I'm forever yours,
Yours

Lying with you so natural
I never knew this was possible
And it finally feels like my life has begun
Now that I can share it with someone

You brighten up the moon and stars at night
You keep me seeing rainbows in the sky
You bring new meaning to my life, now
I believe in miracles baby I'm forever yours,
Yours

You brighten up the moon and stars at night
You keep me seeing rainbows in the sky
You bring new meaning to my life, now
I believe in miracles baby I'm forever yours,
Yours

Baby our love will always persevere
Anything you ever need,
You know I'll be right here and
You don't have to worry boy
I won't betray your trust
Because I'm so much in love
Every time your lips meet mine
It still feels like the first time
And if you lost everything
I'd keep standing by your side
And boy it seems like everyday
I fall deeper in love
Because I can't get enough

You brighten up the moon and stars at night
You keep me seeing rainbows in the sky
You bring new meaning to my life, now
I believe in miracles baby I'm forever yours,
Yours
You brighten up the moon and stars at night
You keep me seeing rainbows in the sky
You bring new meaning to my life, now
I believe in miracles baby I'm forever yours,
Yours

Yours
Yours
Yours
Yours
Everything that you do's so amazing
Everything that you do's so amazing
Everything that you do's so amazing
Everything that you do's so amazing to me
Boy

You brighten up the moon and stars at night
You keep me seeing rainbows in the sky
You bring new meaning to my life, now
I believe in miracles baby I'm forever yours,
Yours

Repeat

Baby I believe in miracles because I'm baby forever yours
I believe in miracles baby I'm forever yours


Written by Mariah Carey, James Harris III, Terry Lewis and James "Big Jim" Wright.
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Mariah Carey.
Co-produced by James "Big Jim" Wright.

Freeway:
It's Mariah and Free
Just Blaze beats
It's the Roc and Mariah and the women go
And I love it when the ladies sing
And they love it when the whistles blow over the ring
Slide upon ya strip and go
Just to pick up ya sister, bro
You like to pick and choose who she dates
While I state who I like to stick and move
Silly fool, she know that I got her
I'll run up on the strip and go
For Mariah play a brother role
I'll play a different role
Let her roll in the wheel, long days nowhere to go
And no other slimmie will do
She just like Honey so she got me like Winnie the Pooh
Long nights let her chill with the crew
Only backwards will do and she know how to roll
They say out with the old and in with the new
But she my Dreamlover so I Can't Let Go, hey no
Please believe me, I never been a liar
Just fire Mariah and Free-weezy

I get shy around you
Don't know what to say
I don't know what to do
Cause you do something to me
That I can't describe baby

Always catch myself thinkin' bout
The things you do
There ain't no one else
I got my heart set on you
You really got me baby it's true

You know you got me
So in love
You know you got me
Daydreamin' bout us
You know you got me
Starry eyed and elated
You know you got me
Whenever you want me baby
You know you got me
Hypnotized
You know you got me
With you on my mind
You know you got me
Feeling intoxicated
You know you got me
Whenever you want me baby

Boy I'm entangled up in you
These feelings I just can't elude
Cause you're so captivating
That I inadvertently

Always catch myself thinking bout
The things you do
There ain't no one else
I got my heart set on you
You really got me baby it's true

You know you got me
So in love
You know you got me
Daydreamin' bout us
You know you got me
Starry eyed and elated
You know you got me
Whenever you want me baby
You know you got me
Hypnotized
You know you got me
With you on my mind
You know you got me
Feeling intoxicated
You know you got me
Whenever you want me baby

Jay-Z:
Mami got me buyin' property
Speedin' too fast, high velocity
Coppin' bracelets, Baby Roc piece
Vacay Saint-Tropez and Capri
And usually I be on my s*@t
Harlem Shakin' these groupies off me quick
But this time it's diff
Think the love gon' stick
Like velcro, let go, hell no ma
You know you got me

Said I'm insecure when I'm around you
Don't know what to say or do
Catching feelings boy, in spite of myself
I can't think of nobody else sugar
You're the star of all my dreams
I just wanna be your everything
Boy you know you really got me
Baby yeah

You know you got me
So in love
You know you got me
Daydreamin' bout us
You know you got me
Starry eyed and elated
You know you got me
Whenever you want me baby
You know you got me
Hypnotized
You know you got me
With you on my mind
You know you got me
Feeling intoxicated
You know you got me
Whenever you want me baby

Repeat

Said I'm insecure when I'm around you
Don't know what to say or do
Catching feelings boy, in spite of myself
I can't think of nobody else sugar
You're the star of all my dreams
I just wanna be your everything
Boy you know you really got me
Baby


Written by Mariah Carey, Justin Smith, Shawn Carter and Leslie Pridgen.
Produced by Just Blaze and Mariah Carey.

Doesn't it ever stay
Must it always fade away
Couldn't love ever be
Something tangible and real
Farewell, fairweather friend
Abandonment returns to taunt me again

I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life for the first time
I only wanted you to be there when I
Opened up my eyes

I was caught in your masquerade
Wish I'd stayed beneath my veil
But it just seemed so easy to
Open up myself to you
Once more into the wind
The embers scatter
And the chill settles in

I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life for the first time
I only wanted you to be there when I
Opened up my eyes

Guitar solo

Oh
I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life for the first time
I only wanted you to be
The one to get me through that night

I only wanted you
To be there when I
Opened up my eyes
Oh
Doesn't it ever stay?
I only wanted you to
Stay


Written by Mariah Carey and Lionel Cole.
Produced by Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson.

I should've left it at, how ya doin
I should've left it at, I like your music too, and
I should've never called you back when you pursued me
I should've never given you my f@?**'n two way
I should've never listened to your woeful stories
The ones I'm sure you told a thousand times before me
You should've never intimated we were lovers
When you know very well
We never even touched each other

Who's gonna love you when it all falls down, and
Who's gonna love you when your bankroll runs out
Who's gonna care when the novelty's over
When the star of the show isn't you anymore
Nobody cares when the tears of a clown
Fall down —
Nobody cares when the tears of a clown
Fall down

I gotta break it to ya delicately, dunny
Takin' my G5 twenty minutes wasn't nothin'
But I guess you wouldn't know
That's the way I roll
Consequently now your ego's fully overblown
You don't want the world to know
That you're just a puppet show
And the little boy inside
Often sits at home alone
And cries, cries, cries, cries (boo hoo... who?)

Who's gonna love you when it all falls down, and
Who's gonna love you when your bankroll runs out
(when your bankroll runs out)
Who's gonna care when the novelty's over
When the star of the show isn't you anymore
Nobody... (nobody...)
Nobody

Your pain is so deep rooted
What will your life become
Sure you hide it
But you're lost and lonesome
Still just a frail shook one

Who's gonna love you when it all falls down, and
(tell me who's gonna love you? Who? I'd like to know)
Who's gonna love you when your bankroll runs out
(if you didn't have nothing)
Who's gonna care when the novelty's over
(who — who'd still be there)
When the star of the show isn't you anymore
(nobody, nobody, nobody, oh)
Nobody cares when the tears of a clown (there ain't nobody baby)
Fall down — (bullies in the schoolyard)
(when they fall they fall hard)
Nobody cares when the tears of a clown
Fall down (yeah... so you better think twice better play nice)
(cause who's gonna be there)
Who's gonna love you when it all falls down, and
(when the joke's on you)
Who's gonna love you when your bankroll runs out
(a marionette show)
Who's gonna care when the novelty's over
(who's makin' you move though)
When the star of the show isn't you anymore
(I know what kills you slow)
Nobody cares when the tears of a clown
(I'm gonna keep your little secret though, mmmm hmmmm)
Fall down
(and you know that I know)
Nobody cares when the tears of a clown
(you're no superhero)
Fall down —
(I guess your mamma never
Told you that what
Goes around comes back around... Pow)


Written by Mariah Carey, Andre Harris, Vidal David and Mary Ann Tatum.
Produced by Dre and Vidal and Mariah Carey.

I've still got a lot to learn
But, at least I know where I can turn
When I'm in my times of need
Just as long
(as I know all things are possible)
Just as long as I believe

I've loved a lot, hurt a lot
Been burned a lot in my life and times
Spent precious years wrapped up in fear
With no end in sight
Until my saving grace shined on me
Until my saving grace set me free

Giving me peace
Giving me strength when I'd
Almost lost it all
Catching my every fall
I still exist because you keep me safe
I found my saving grace within you

Yes, I've been bruised
Grew up confused
Been destitute
I've seen life from many sides
Been stigmatized
Been black and white
Felt inferior inside
Until my saving grace shined on me
Until my saving grace set me free

Giving me peace
Giving me strength when I'd
Almost lost it all
Catching my every fall
I still exist because you kept me safe
I found my saving grace within you

And the bountiful things that you do
Lord thank you
For delivering me

And giving me peace
Giving me strength
Giving me hope when I'd
Almost lost it all
Catching my every fall
I still exist because you keep me safe
Always my saving grace
Pulls me through
I found my saving grace within you

(Yes you are — you're my every, everything)
Within you —
(only, only you)
Yes Lord
(only you)
My saving grace Lord is
You


Written by Mariah Carey, Trevor Lawrence, Kenneth Crouch and Randy Jackson.
Produced by Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson.

Well it's been a while
Since I looked into your eyes
Never dreamed I'd see you tonight
And it's interesting that I
Just don't feel a thing
For the so called love of my life

We used to be close
(but you didn't love me)
We used to be best friends
(but you never really cared)
I let you into my soul
(didn't know you couldn't be trusted)
It took me so long to forget
(all the little things we shared)

And now you want me back again
After my heartache and suffering
I was your fool
But that's all in the past
So sorry boy, but you had your chance

See, I spent so many sleepless nights
Trying to block you from my mind
I was so convinced
I'd die without you once upon a time
Now my eyes are open and I can see
You were devious and shady
Only trifling with me

We used to be close
(but you didn't love me)
We used to be best friends
(but you never really cared)
I let you into my soul
(didn't know you couldn't be trusted)
It took me so long to forget
(all the little things we shared)

And now you want me back again
After my heartache and suffering
I was your fool
But that's all in the past
So sorry boy, but you had your chance

Where were you when I needed you most
Would've done anything to hold you close
Would've given the world to be back in your arms
But you left me so torn apart

And now you want me back again
After my heartache and suffering
I was your fool
But that's all in the past
So sorry boy, but you had your chance

Repeat


Written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox and Leon Haywoo.
Produced by Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri.
Co-produced by Bryan Michael Cox.

I should just hug you goodbye
But I just can't walk away from paradise
So I guess I'll sing you that sweet lullaby
And we can revisit us one more time
Yes, I'll come home with you tonight

Hey boy, what's going on
Thanks, I'm doing okay
Don't believe rumors-hey
How's your family
Please say hello for me
Guess we've both grown up a bit
But I have to admit
It really still feels good
Here by your side
Sitting right next to you
Just like I used to do
You know we can't deny
No one else in our lives
Holds a candle to you and I

I should just hug you goodbye
But I just can't walk away from paradise
So I guess I'll sing you that sweet lullaby
And we can revisit us one more time
Yes, I'll come home with you tonight

I should just hug you goodbye
But I just can't walk away from paradise
So I guess I'll sing you that sweet lullaby
And we can revisit us one more time
Yes, I'll come home with you tonight

So here we are again
All by ourselves
So familiar you know
That it actually almost feels like déjà vu
Of that night on the roof
We kissed under the sky amid city lights
A sudden flashback to so long ago
In the dark all alone
With our bodies this close
Guess some things never change
Cause I still melt away
When you touch me
And say my name

I should just hug you goodbye (baby)
But I just can't walk away from paradise (so I guess)
So I guess I'll sing you that sweet lullaby (I'll come and love you to sleep)
And we can revisit us one more time (revisit paradise for a while)
Yes, I'll come home with you tonight (by your side)
(lullaby)

I should just hug you goodbye (see I know I should but boy)
But I just can't walk away from paradise (you just look so good)
So I guess I'll sing you that sweet lullaby (so I'll sing that song)
And we can revisit us one more time (you like to hear me sing as we revisit us)
Yes, I'll come home with you tonight (it still feels, feels good)

I should just hug you goodbye
But I just can't walk away from paradise (I can't walk away from paradise)
So I guess I'll sing you that sweet lullaby (so I'll take you home and sing to you baby)
And we can revisit us one more time
Yes, I'll come home with you tonight (though I know that I should just)

I should just hug you goodbye (oh I can't...)
But I just can't walk away from paradise (cause you)
So I guess I'll sing you that sweet lullaby (you and I both know)
And we can revisit us one more time (nobody else in our lives holds a candle to you and I)
Yes, I'll come home with you tonight

I should just hug you goodbye (shhh! so hush pretty baby)
But I just can't walk away from paradise (mmm, it's just me and you, yeah)
So I guess I'll sing you that sweet lullaby (as we relive the splendor of you and I)
And we can revisit us one more time
Yes, I'll come home with you tonight (I'm gonna sing our sweet lullaby)


Written by Mariah Carey, Andre Harris and Vidal Davis.
Produced by Dre and Vidal and Mariah Carey.

Ice Cube:
Slippin', slidin', gridin', low ridin'
Ain't no hidin' from this hit
Fool, you know how we do it
Irresistible
Just keep it poppin'
Ain't no stoppin'
Fo hoppin', a** droppin'
Just keep it poppin'
Ain't no stoppin'
Fo hoppin', a** droppin'

Everytime I try to leave
Something pulls me back baby
Tried and tried to let you go
But it's just impossible
Everytime we say goodbye
Bitter tear drops fill my eyes
Wish I didn't need you so
But you're irresistible

I don't wanna lose you to somebody else
But I can't go on contradicting myself
I know that it's pointless to keep holding on
But something inside tells me you're where I belong

Everytime I try to leave
Something pulls me back baby
Tried and tried to let you go
But it's just impossible
Everytime we say goodbye
Bitter tear drops fill my eyes
Wish I didn't need you so
But you're irresistible

I know that it's unrealistic to think
That things will get better
Between you and me
Cause time after time
You just shatter my heart
But when I'm without you
I feel so torn apart

Everytime I try to leave
Something pulls me back baby
Tried and tried to let you go
But it's just impossible
Everytime we say goodbye
Bitter tear drops fill my eyes
Wish I didn't need you so
But you're irresistible

Boy
I wish
That I didn't
Love you so
Oh oo oh oo oh oh
I try to tell you no
But you're irresistible
Oh oo oh oo whoah oh

Ice Cube:
Westside, Westside
She's comin' to the westside, westside
Mariah's on the westside, westside
Hittin' on the westside, westside

Mack 10:
Ain't nothin' goin' on but a party and a hit song
Jumpin' all night long
It's like tires gettin' deeper and the game's gettin' flier
Cause the Westside done connected with Mariah
I hit the Grammy party and the 64 is what I drove through
Cause divas like thugs too
Mack 10, and I'm so so gangsta with mills
And I ain't lyin' that's on everything I'm keepin' it real

WC:
Can you feel it
Nothin' can save you from this
Young rider with big wheels and paper
New millenium Clyde and Bonnie, doin' 90
With Giovanni's on the big body
Though your friends say 'Girl he ain't lovin' you right'
You stay down with this thug in ya life
What we got is deeper than a physical
Dub-C and Mariah, gangsta love is irresistible

See I only want it to be like it was
When we got together and first fell in love
Sometimes it's like I'm addicted to you
This love's so consuming
I don't know what to do

Everytime I try to leave
Something pulls me back baby
Tried and tried to let you go
But it's just impossible
Everytime I say goodbye
Bitter tear drops fill my eyes
Wish I didn't need you so
But you're irresistible

Repeat


Written by Mariah Carey, Damion Young, O'Shea Jackson, Quincy Jones III, Theodore Life, Dexter Wansel.
Produced by Mariah Carey and Damizza.

See it's hard to tell somebody
That you're still somewhat
Attached to the dream
Of being in love once again
When it's clear they've moved on
So I sat down and wrote these few words
On the off chance you'd hear
And if you happen to be somewhere listening
You should know I'm still here

If you really need me
Baby just reach out and touch me
You don't ever have to be
Downhearted again
If she hurts you or misleads you
Baby all you ever need to do
Is call me and let love rush in

What can I say, I had a little extra time
So I figured I might as well explain
A couple little things to you
That you probably never knew
Like you'll always be an intrinsic part of me
Even though life goes on

If you really need me
Baby just reach out and touch me
You don't ever have to be
Downhearted again
If she hurts you or misleads you
Baby all you ever need to do
Is call me and let love rush in

And in my love will flow
Like the waves to the shore
You can fall into me
Once again effortlessly
And I'll comfort you so
You heart won't hurt anymore
I'm waiting patiently

If you really need me
Baby just reach out and touch me
You don't ever have to be
Downhearted again
If she hurts you or misleads you
Baby all you ever need to do
(if she hurts you or misleads you)
Is call me and let love rush in
(you can just call me baby)

If you really need me
(if you really need me baby)
Baby just reach out and touch me
(reach reach baby)
(reach, baby)
You don't ever have to be
(don't ever hesitate to call me)
Downhearted again
If she hurts you or misleads you
(if she hurts you)
(she's a damn fool)
Baby all you ever need to do
Is call me and let love rush in
(all you gotta do is call me boy, I got you)

If you really need me
(yeah...)
Baby just reach out and touch me
(if you're listening to me baby)
You don't ever have to be
(like you used to)
Downhearted again
(before I even knew you)
If she hurts you or misleads you
(then you know I'm singing to you)
Baby all you ever need to do
(so I just wanted you to know)
Is call me and let love rush in
(that "anytime you need a friend")

If you really need me
(I'm here)
Baby just reach out and touch me
(you can still believe in fairy tales)
Downhearted again
(yours and mine)
If she hurts you or misleads you
(so if by chance you take a listen)
Baby all you ever need to do
(I'm quite sure you know)
Is call me and let love rush in
(that this one's for you)
(cause I'm giving "my all")


Written by Mariah Carey, 7 Aurelius, Lloyd Smith, Kenneth Crouch, Rob Bacon and Randy Jackson.
Produced by Mariah Carey and 7 Aurelius.
Co-produced by I.G.

Gypsy, sittin' lookin' pretty
A broken rose and laughin' eyes
You're a mystery
Always runnin' wild
Like a child without a home
You're always searchin'
Searchin' for a feelin'
But it's easy come and easy go

Oh — I'm sorry but it's true
You're bringin' on the heartache
Takin' all the best of me
Oh can't you see
You got the best of me
Whoah can't you see

You're bringin' on the heartbreak
Bringin' on the heartache
You're bringin' on the heartache
Bringin' on the heartache
Can't you see
Oh

You're such a secret
Misty eyed and shady
Baby, how you hold the key
Oh, you're like a candle
Your flame slowly fadin'
Burnin' out and burnin' me
Can't you see
Just tryin' to say to you

You're bringin' on the heartache
Takin' all the best of me
Oh can't you see
You got the best of me
Oh can't you see

You're bringin' on the hearbreak
Bringin' on the heartache
You're bringin on the heartbreak
Bringin' on the heartache
Can't you see
Can't you see
No
No
No —

You got the best of me
Oh can't you see
You got the best of me
Oh can't you see
You're bringin' on the heartbreak
Bringin' on the heartache

You're bringin' on the heartbreak
You're bringin' on the heartache —

Repeat


Written by Steven Maynard Clark, Joseph Elliot and Peter Andrew Willis.
Produced by Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson.

Thank you for forgiving
Hurtful things I've done as a child
Adolescent or woman
Thank you for embracing a flaxen-haired baby
Although I'm aware you had doubts
I guess anybody'd have had doubts

Please be at peace father
I'm at peace with you
Bitterness isn't worth cling to
After all the anguish we've all been through

Thank you for the mountains
The lake of the clouds
I'm picturing you and me there right now
As the crystal cascades showered down

Strange to feel that proud, strong man
Grip tightly to my hand
Hard to see the life inside
Wane as the days went by
Trying to preserve each word
He murmured in my ear
Watch part of my life disappear

Father, thanks for reaching out
And lovingly
Saying that you've always been proud of me
I needed to feel that so desperately
You're always alive inside of me
Now you're shining like
A sunflower up in the sky
Way up high


Written by Mariah Carey and Lionel Cole.
Produced by Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson.

When you get caught
In the pouring rain
With nowhere to run
Without anyone and you
Get a little bit frightened
Cause you've lost your way home
But through all the thunder and lightening
Just keep praying and keep
Saying to yourself

Yes I can, yes I can
I'll make it through the rain
I'll stand up once again
On my own and I know
That I'm strong and in time
I can mend
When I'm afraid
I hold tighter to my faith
Live another day longer
And I make it through the rain

And if you keep on falling down
Don't you dare give in
You will arise safe and sound
If you keep pressing on, steadfastly
You'll have everything you need
Believe you will prevail
If you just say

Yes I can, yes I can
I'll make it through the rain
I'll stand up once again
On my own and I know
That I'm strong and in time
I can mend
When I'm afraid
I hold tighter to my faith
Live another day longer
And I make it through the rain

There are times in your life
When you feel like you can't
Keep going
But keep holding on, keep holding on
There are times in your life when you
Feel like the world all around you
Has shattered, but know that you can't be broken
Don't be afraid, stand tall and say

Yes I can, yes I can
I'll make it through the rain
I'll stand up once again
On my own and I know
That I'm strong and in time
I can mend
When I'm afraid
I hold tighter to my faith
Live another day longer
And I make it through the rain

Repeat


Written by Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Kenneth Crouch.
Produced by Just Blaze and Mariah Carey.

You know I'm really missing you, baby
You know I'm really missing you, baby
You know I'm really missing you, baby
Baby baby, I miss you

Longing for you everyday
And I reach for you every night
Baby, nothing's been the same
Since the day we said goodbye
And I can't go on
Like this for too long
Baby baby, I miss you

Boy, I need you next to me
And I'm hungering for your touch
Caught up in the memories
And you're all I'm thinking of
'Cause I can't get past
What we used to have
Baby baby, I miss you

I'm talkin' 'bout how I used to like it
When you whispered to me
Tell me that you love me
And those beautiful things
Baby won't you come back
'Cause I'm really in need
I'm lost in your love
And I don't know what to do with myself
I don't wanna be with nobody else
I just think about you, think about us
Think about how much
I miss you

All I do is reminisce
Of the love that we used to share
Can't recover from your kiss
Because nothing else compares
Ain't no substitute
When it comes to you
Baby baby, I miss you

Visions of us hand in hand
Come to me when I close my eyes
Baby, I don't understand
How we let it all slip by
Tell me, can't we try
Maybe one more time
Baby baby, I miss you

I'm talkin' 'bout how I used to like it
When you whispered to me
Tell me that you love me
And those beautiful things
Baby won't you come back
'Cause I'm really in need
I'm lost in your love
And I don't know what to do with myself
I don't wanna be with nobody else
I just think about you, think about us
Think about how much
I miss you

Remember when
Our eyes first met
I knew I'd never be the same again
Why can't it just
Be like it was
Enough is enough
Baby, I miss your love

Jadakiss:
Yo, I remember when I first kicked it to you
We hit it off well, then I used to whisper to you
It was all swell
Said you came from a family with money
Me, I was fresh off the block handling twenties
When I smiled was you open or what
Say you can't judge a book by the cover 'til you open it up
Past hot, we was more like lava, boo
Used to chill and the smoke didn't bother you
Beauty of a rose, scent of a flower
Love when I tell her to get in the shower, hit it for hours
When I thought you was able to cope
That's where things fell apart ma, and it stagnated us both
And now the pain is killing you crazy
When all the time in your mind, you knew I was feeling you crazy
But Kiss is official boo and I'mma come clean
You miss me, well I miss you too, come on

I'm talkin' 'bout how I used to like it
When you whispered to me
Tell me that you love me
And those beautiful things
Baby won't you come back
'Cause I'm really in need
I'm lost in your love
And I don't know what to do with myself
I don't wanna be with nobody else
I just think about you, think about us
Think about how much
I miss you

Repeat


Written by M. Carey, J. Dupri, B.M. Cox, J. Phillips, T. Etling, L. Laurie.
Produced by Jermaine Dupri and Mariah Carey.
Co-produced by Bryan Michael Cox.

You know me well, we go too far back
How could anyone else compete with that
So I just can't help feelin' sentimental
'Bout things in our past

We promised to keep it casual
But at times that can be so difficult
This relationship, so untypical
And I can't understand
Tell me why, tell me why

First you love me and then you leave me
And then I'm falling back in your arms
There's no conclusion, it's so deceiving
'Cause I get taken in by your charms
Even though I try not to bend

There goes my heart again
Baby why can't we be just friends
It's a mess but we still pretend
Any fool could foresee the end
But there goes my heart again

When I feel you stare
Catching me off-guard
Boy it's just not fair
'Cause you know for sure
How to lure me in
With that magnetic smile
Tell me why, tell me why

First you love me and then you leave me
And then I'm falling back in your arms
There's no conclusion, it's so deceiving
'Cause I get taken in by your charms
Even though I try not to bend

There goes my heart again
Baby why can't we be just friends
It's a mess but we still pretend
Any fool could foresee the end
But there goes my heart again

First you love me and then you leave me
And then I'm falling back in your arms
There's no conclusion, it's so deceiving
'Cause I get taken in by your charms
Even though I try so very hard not to bend

There goes my heart again (There it goes, there it goes, baby)
There goes my heart again (No, no, no)
There goes my heart again (There it goes, there it goes)
There goes my heart again (There it goes)
There goes my heart again (Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby)
There goes my heart again (There it goes)
There goes my heart again (First you love me then you leave me baby)
There goes my heart again (Though I try to keep it causal)
There goes my heart again
There goes my heart again
There goes my heart again
There goes my heart again
There goes my heart again

One, two, three, four, five, six, seventh heaven...


Written by Mariah Carey, 7 Aurelius, Irving Lorenzo and Lloyd L. Smith.
Produced by Mariah Carey and 7 Aurelius.

Da Brat:
My dear, my dear, my dear
You do not know me but I know you very well
So let me tell about Da Brat-tat-tat-tat
I'm light-skinned, redbone, peanut butter complexion
Very affectionate, very direct when I'm expressing myself
I'm 5'5", my astrology sign is aries
Thick in the thighs, 36Bs
Pretty brown eyes, no hair weaves
Put it down with these luscious so-so-so-suckable lips
Making you wanna reach out and touch 'em
Now come on and give me a kiss, muah!
Could it be them hips just pokin' out of my jeans
I showed them once or twice
And some n*ggas have become feems
I'm a javou rocking, hat cockin, blunt smoking, no stoppin', we poppin'
With constant heat dropping
Bombs on nonbelievers, charming all the people
They call it the life of leisure
I'm preaching what I'm speaking
This s*it you ain't used to seeing
So please believe that you needin'
The B to the muthaf*cking R-A-T

Mariah:
I guess you wonder where I've been
I searched to find a love within
I came back to let you know
Got a thing for you
And I can't let it go

Da Brat:
I stepped in the club y'all, hey now
N*ggas showing they love y'all, hey now
I rap for my thugs y'all, hey now
Especially my n*ggas, they got the ooh!
I'll be sitting in my car waiting on you
To drop off my package
A big zipped locked baggy to support my habit
We go together like Roger and Jessica Rabbit
I'm spoiled rotten
I'm rocking pink silk panties at the moment
But I sport cotton
But Jeanie's dreamin' of Jeanie will blink me to Scotty
So he can beam me
Pump adrenaline in my blood stream
Proceed extremely with caution
I'm probably gleaming
'Cause my bling bling is worth a fortune
It seems things will never change
So I puff often 'cause these days, n*ggas is crazy
And you can't pay me to roll without my AK

Mariah:
I guess you wonder where I've been
I searched to find a love within
I came back to let you know
Got a thing for you
And I can't let it go

Da Brat:
I can't let go of this game
I can't let go of this fame
But for sure, before I go you n*ggas gonn' know my name
I'm the shit, 'cause I'm so doogie, one in a million
Cop a Brazilian for the coochie that rides smoothly
Pass the doogie, the dutchie
Rudely interrupted
Your regularly scheduled program
I throw down and bust it
And ain't no hoe around touching me
I'm sharper than cutlery
I slice n*ggas to itty bitty pieces
Dice 'em and knock 'em

I stepped in the club y'all, hey now
N*ggas showing they love y'all, hey now
I rap for my thugs y'all, hey now
Especially my n*ggas, they got the ooh!

Mariah:
I guess you wonder where I've been
I searched to find a love within
I came back to let you know
Got a thing for you
And I can't let it go


Written by Robert Caldwell, Shawntae Harris, L.T. Hutton and Alfons Kettner.
Produced by Shawntae Harris and L.T. Hutton.

Busta Rhymes:
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
I know what you want
You know I got it
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
As long as you want
You know I got it

Mariah Carey:
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
I know what you want
You know I got it
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
As long as you want
You know I got it

Spliff Star:
We been together for a few years, shared a few tears
Called each other nicknames like Sugar Plum and Poo Bear
I'm always on the road, hardly ever home
Always busy this, busy that, can't talk on the phone
I know you aggravated, walk around frustrated
Patience's gettin' short, how longer can you tolerate it
Listen ma, I'm just motivated, I do this for us
Step on the grind, tryin' to elevate it now

Baby Sham:
Hey yo to really be honest
You stuck with me through my whole struggle
Can't even express the words how much the kid loves ya
I'mma stand as a man never above ya
I can tell that you different from most
Slightly approach you
And that ill shit about it we gon' sex every day
But when we sex we tease in a passionate way
I love the way you touch it those little elaborate ways
Got the god feelin' released to relax for the day
It's on you ma

Busta Rhymes:
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
I know what you want
You know I got it
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
As long as you want
You know I got it

Mariah Carey:
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
I know what you want
You know I got it
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
As long as you want
You know I got it

Busta Rhymes
Shh, mami listen
I feel ya love for me baby and how it move through you
I been longin' for the moment to talk the truth to you
(Listen) I'm never home, I always get up and go
Puttin' you through the unnecessary rigga-ma-ro
I never meant to put a thousand pounds of stress on ya head
I love the way we sleep and how we always cuddle in bed
Baby, I stay embracin' ya patience, sheddin' ya tears with me
I ask you my mami Please continue to bear with me

Rah Digga:
We started out broke, constantly on a roll
Cuttin' up in the streets like we would never get old
Went from Lucy's and buses and fifty cent sodas
And Novas to Hondas to Lexus to Rovers
Mad years passed, still got each other back
Word is bond never screw none of these industry cats, boy
We like Scull and Mulder, walkin' shoulder to shoulder
Milkin' this game watchin' our seeds gettin' older

Busta Rhymes:
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
I know what you want
You know I got it
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
As long as you want
You know I got it

Mariah Carey:
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
I know what you want
You know I got it
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
As long as you want
You know I got it

Busta Rhymes:
Yes you know I'll die for you
And you know I'll ride with you
I will always try with you
And give ya my love and cry with you

Mariah Carey:
I will climb a mountain high
Until our love would touch the sky
So baby come and get more close to me
Cause this is where your love is supposed to be

Rampage:
I pull up to the house in a yellow Lamborghini
It's been a few months in PA you haven't seen me
Ya lookin' good in that Gucci bikini
38 carats ya ring lookin' freezy
No matter what I do in the world you never leave me
Fall back ma I'll make ya lifestyle easy
I appreciate the things ya do to please me
Lookin' at my daughter you'll never do me greasy

Busta Rhymes:
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
I know what you want
You know I got it
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
As long as you want
You know I got it

Mariah Carey:
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
I know what you want
You know I got it
Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
As long as you want
You know I got it


Written by T. Smith, W. Lewis, R. McNair, L. Jones, R. Fisher and R. Thomas
Produced by Rick Rock.