THE MARIAH NETWORK

Daydream

Mariah's fifth studio album, "Daydream," was released on October 3, 1995. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 after selling 224,00 copies. It stayed at the top spot for six non-consecutive weeks and in the top ten for 29 weeks. "Daydream" was the second best-selling album of 1996, and the eighteenth best-selling album on the 1990s in the US.

"Fantasy" was released as the first single on September 12, 2005 becoming not only Mariah's ninth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but also the first single by a female artist to debut atop the chart, and only the second single to do so after Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone." The song would spend eight weeks at number one.

The second single was "One Sweet Day," a duet with R&B group Boyz II Men. The single was released on November 14, 1995 and became Mariah's tenth chart topping single on the Billboard Hot 100. The song remained at the peak for a record-breaking 16 consecutive weeks, from December 2, 1995 to March 16, 1996.

"Always Be My Baby," produced by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal was chosen as the third single in the US. It debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for four weeks before topping the chart on May 4, 1996. It spent two weeks at number one before returning to the number two position for an additional five weeks.

"Forever" and "Underneath The Stars" were released as airplay-only singles in the US while "Open Arms," originally recorded by American rock band Journey, was released in Europe. Mariah recorded a Spanish version of the latter, titled "El Amor Que Soñé."






1. Fantasy
2. Underneath The Stars
3. One Sweet Day (Duet with Boyz II Men)
4. Open Arms
5. Always Be My Baby
6. I Am Free
7. When I Saw You
8. Long Ago
9. Melt Away
10. Forever
11. Daydream Interlude (Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix)
12. Looking In

Bonus Tracks:
Slipping Away

When you walk by every night
Talking sweet and looking fine
I get kind of hectic inside
Baby, I'm so into you
Darling, if you only knew
All the things that flow through my mind
But it's just a

Sweet sweet fantasy baby
When I close my eyes
You come and you take me
On and on and on
It's so deep in my daydreams
But it's just a sweet sweet fantasy baby

Images of rapture
Creep into me slowly
As you're going to my head
And my heart beats faster
When you take me over
Time and time and time again
But it's just a

Sweet sweet fantasy baby
When I close my eyes
You come and you take me
On and on and on
It's so deep in my daydreams
But it's just a sweet sweet fantasy baby

I'm in heaven
With my boyfriend
My laughing boyfriend
There's no beginning and there is no end
Feels like I'm dreaming but I'm not sleeping
It's just a

Sweet sweet fantasy baby
When I close my eyes
You come and you take me
On and on and on
It's so deep in my daydreams
But it's just a sweet sweet fantasy baby

Lyrics: Mariah Carey, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth.
Music: Mariah Carey, Dave Hall, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Adrian Belew, Steven S. Stanley.
Produced and arranged by Mariah Carey and Dave Hall.

One summer night
We ran away for a while
Laughing, we hurried beneath the sky
To an obscure place to hide
That no one could find

And we drifted to another state of mind
And imagined I was yours and you were mine
As we lay upon the grass
There in the dark
Underneath the stars
(Young love)
Underneath the stars

Weak in the knees
Wrapped in the warm gentle breeze
So shy, a bundle of butterflies
Flush with heat of desire
On a natural high

As we drifted to another place in time
And the feeling was so heady and sublime
As I lost my heart in you
There in the dark
Underneath the stars
(Young love)

Beautiful and bittersweetly
You were fading into me
And I was gently fading into you
But the time went sailing by
Reluctantly we said good-bye
And left our secret place so far behind
And I lay in bed all night and I was
Drifting drifting drifting drifting

And I was yours
And you were my own
My own baby
As we lay
As we...
Lay underneath the stars

Lyrics: Mariah Carey.
Music: Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff.
Produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey.

Sorry I never told you
All I wanted to say
And now it's too late to hold you
'Cause you've flown away
So far away

Never had I imagined
Living without your smile
Feeling and knowing you hear me
It keeps me alive
Alive

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

Darling I never showed you
Assumed you'd always be there
I took your presence for granted
But I always cared
And I miss the love we shared

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

Although the sun will never shine the same
I'll always look to a brighter day
Lord I know when I lay me down to sleep
You will always listen as I pray

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

Sorry I never told you
All I wanted to say

Lyrics: Mariah Carey, Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman.
Music: Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff.
Produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey.

Lying beside you, here in the dark
Feeling your heart beat with mine
Softly you whisper, you're so sincere
How could our love be so blind

We sailed on together
We drifted apart
And here you are by my side

So now I come to you, with open arms
Nothing to hide, believe what I say
So here I am, with open arms
Hoping you'll see what your love means to me
Open arms...

Living without you, living alone
This empty house seems so cold
Wanting to hold you, wanting you near
How much I wanted you home

But now that you've come back
Turned night into day
I need you to stay

So now I come to you, with open arms
Nothing to hide, believe what I say
So here I am, with open arms
Hoping you'll see what your love means to me...
Open arms

Lyrics and music: S. Perry, J. Cain.
Produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey.

We were as one
For a moment in time
And it seemed everlasting
That you would always be mine
Now you want to be free
So I'll let you fly
'Cause I know in my heart
Our love will never die

You'll always be a part of me
I'm part of you indefinitely
Boy don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby
And we'll linger on
Time can't erase a feeling this strong
No way you're ever gonna shake me
Oh darling, 'cause you'll always be my baby

I ain't gonna cry
And I won't beg you to stay
If you're determined to leave boy
I will not stand in your way
But inevitably, you'll be back again
'Cause you know in your heart babe
Our love will never end

You'll always be a part of me
I'm part of you indefinitely
Boy don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby
And we'll linger on
Time can't erase a feeling this strong
No way you're ever gonna shake me
Oh darling, 'cause you'll always be my baby

I know that you'll be back boy
When your days and your nights get a little bit colder
I know that you'll be right back baby
Oh baby believe me it's only a matter of time

You'll always be a part of me
I'm part of you indefinitely
Boy don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby
And we'll linger on
Time can't erase a feeling this strong
No way you're ever gonna shake me
Oh darling, 'cause you'll always be my baby

Lyrics: Mariah Carey.
Music: Jermaine Dupri, Mariah Carey, Manuel Seal.
Produced and arranged by Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri.
Co-produced by Manuel Seal.

Once I was a prisoner
Lost inside myself
With the world surrounding me
Wandering through the misery
But now I am free...

You gave me a breath of life
Unclouded my eyes
With sweet serenity
Lighting a ray of hope for me...
And now I am free...

Free to live
Free to laugh
Free to soar
Free to shine
Free to give
Free to love
Free enough to fly

Once I was all so alone
Unsteady and cold
But your love rained down upon me
Washing away uncertainty

But now
I am free

Lyrics: Mariah Carey.
Music: Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff.
Produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey.

Soft heavenly eyes gazed into me
Transcending space and time
And I was rendered still
There were no words for me to find at all
As I stood there beside myself
I could see you and no one else

When I saw you
When I saw you
I could not breathe, I fell so deep
When I saw you
When I saw you
I'd never be, I'd never be the same

Only once in a lifetime love rushes in
Changing you with the tide
And dawn's ribbon of light
Bursts through the dark
Wakening you inside
And I thought it was all untrue
Until there all at once I knew

When I saw you
When I saw you
I could not breathe, I fell so deep
When I saw you
When I saw you
I'd never be, I'd never be the same

With no beginning and
Without an end
You are the one for me
It's evident
And your eyes told me so
Your eyes let me know...

When I saw you
When I saw you
I could not breathe, I fell so deep
When I saw you
When I saw you
I'd never be, I'd never be the same...

Lyrics: Mariah Carey.
Music: Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff.
Produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey.

Once upon a time you whispered softly in my ear
Loving words, and fairytales that I longed to hear
I gave you my body and soul and you took control
As you slowly swept me up and carried me away

You told me pretty lies
As I held on to you tight
You knew how to get your way
Ignorance was bliss in your warm embrace

Long ago
You used to want me
Now it's all so far away
But you still haunt me
And take me back to yesterday

Every now and then I drown in thoughts of yesterday
And the fools paradise that you blew away
I feel you beside me again and remember when
You came to my window on a dark and stormy day

Baby I need you now
Tonight I'm crumbling down
Sinking in the memories
Shadows of you keep washing over me

Long ago
You used to want me
Now it's all so far away
But you still haunt me
And take me back to yesterday

Long ago
You used to want me
Now it's all so far away
But you still haunt me
And take me back to yesterday

Baby I need you now
Tonight I'm crumbling down
Sinking in the memories
Shadows of you keep washing over me

Long ago
You used to want me
Now it's all so far away
But you still haunt me
And take me back to yesterday
(Repeat)

Lyrics: Mariah Carey.
Music: Jermaine Dupri, Mariah Carey, Manuel Seal.
Produced and arranged by Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri.
Co-produced by Manuel Seal.

You come to me with a casual flow
And suddenly my defenses start to go
When you talk to me in that sensual tone
It envelopes me and I lose my self control

And baby I just melt away
Fall like rain
Every time I see your face I go off
I just want to break it down
Anytime you come around
Maybe I could melt away in your arms

Imagining that you're taking it slow
And so tenderly
'Till the feeling overflows
When you look at me I go soft and cave in
And I can't conceal that I'm slowly weakening

And baby I just melt away
Fall like rain
Every time I see your face I go off
I just want to break it down
Anytime you come around
Maybe I could melt away in your arms

You and me in a cloud of reverie
Spin around inside my head unendingly
Thoughts run wild as I sit and rhapsodize
Paint pretty pictures of what I'd do if you were mine

And baby I just melt away
Fall like rain
Every time I see your face I go off
I just want to break it down
Anytime you come around
Maybe I could melt away in your arms

Lyrics and music: Mariah Carey, Babyface.
Produced and arranged by Mariah Carey.

Those days of love are gone
Our time is through
Still I burn on and on
All of my life
Only for you

From now
Until forever
And ever, my darling
Forever
You will always be the only one...
You will always be the only one...

As long as I shall live
I'll hold you dear
And I will reminisce
Of our love all through the years

From now
Until forever
And ever, my darling
Forever
You will always be the only one... yes
You will always be the only one...

If you should ever need me
Unfailingly, I will return to your arms
And unburden your heart
And if you should remember
That we belong together
Never be ashamed
Call my name
Tell me I'm the one you treasure

Forever
And ever, my darling
Forever
You will always be the only one...
You will always be the only one...

Lyrics: Mariah Carey.
Music: Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff.
Produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey.

It's so sweet
In my daydream
And every night you creep into my dreams
Fantasy
It's so deep, but it's a fantasy

Every night you
Creep into my dreams
It's so real
(In my daydream)
It's just a sweet
It is a sweet
(My daydreams)

It seems so real
You touch me
You come into my dreams
Come to me
But it's just a fantasy
It feels so sweet
But it's just a dream
Oh baby it's just a sweet fantasy

And daydream is all that I can do
I feel raptured over you
In silence I keep it to myself
Come take me I don't want nobody else

And it's sweet I feel sweet
And it's sweet I feel sweet
And it's sweet I feel sweet
And it's deep I feel reality

It's just a sweet
It's just a sweet
You're like the kiss of life
You're like the kiss of life
Beaming in the sky
But it's just a fantasy
Oh baby
You come into my dream
Yeah
But you're just a fantasy

Lyrics: Mariah Carey, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth.
Music: Mariah Carey, Dave Hall, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Adrian Belew, Steven S. Stanley.
Produced and arranged by Mariah Cary and David Morales.

You look at me and see the girl
Who lives inside the golden world
But don't believe
That's all there is to see
You'll never know the real me

She smiles through a thousand tears
And harbors adolescent fears
She dreams of all
That she can never be
She wades in insecurity
And hides herself inside of me

Don't say she takes it all for granted
I'm well aware of all I have
Don't think that I am disenchanted
Please understand

It seems as though I've always been
Somebody outside looking in
Well here I am for all of them to bleed
But they can't take my heart from me
And they can't bring me to my knees
They'll never know the real me

Lyrics: Mariah Carey.
Music: Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff.
Produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey.

So far, so far
You're slipping away, away
You're slipping away from the life and the love we made
Baby, I'm so afraid
So far, so far, so far
You're slipping away, away
You're slipping right out of my grasp
When you're fading fast it seems
You know you're slipping away from me

I keep on reaching and I
I keep on trying
But you never even hold me
And it seems like you don't know me, baby
I keep on yearning and I
I guess I'm learning
That it's just a losing fight
'Cause there's no passion in your eyes

So far, so far
You're slipping away, away
Slipping away from the life and the love we made
Baby, I'm so afraid
So far, so far, so far
You're slipping away, away
Slipping right out of my grasp
When you're fading fast it seems
You know you're slipping away from me

I keep denying that our
Our love is dying
But it's all a big charade
And it's a fruitless game to play
I can't remember when you
You last were tender
And it's always touch and go
The silence chills me to the bone

So far, so far
You're slipping away, away
You're slipping away from the life and the love we made
Baby, I'm so afraid
So far, so far, so far
You're slipping away, away
Slipping right out of my grasp
When you're fading fast it seems
You know you're slipping away from me

Further, further
You're so far

Time after time I reach for you
Try and I try but you're so aloof
Where is the boy that you used to be?
Baby, you're slipping away from me

Time after time I reach for you
Try and I try but you're so aloof
Where is the boy that you used to be?
Baby, you're slipping away from me

So far, so far
You're slipping away, away
Slipping away from what we had
Truly, I just don't understand
So far, so far, so far
You're slipping away, away
You're slipping right out of my grasp
When you're fading fast it seems
You know you're slipping away

Time after time I reach for you
Try and I try but you're so aloof
Where is the boy that you used to be?
Baby, you're slipping away from me

Time after time I reach for you
Try and I try but you're so aloof
Where is the boy that you used to be?
Baby, you're slipping away from me

(Repeat)

Lyrics: Mariah Carey.
Music: Mariah Carey, Dave "Jam" Hall.
Produced and arranged by Mariah Carey and Dave "Jam" Hall.