THE MARIAH NETWORK

Music Box

Mariah Carey's "Music Box" album was released on August 31, 1993. It debuted at number two on the Billoard 200 chart after selling 174,000 copies and reached the number one spot fifteen weeks later. It stayed at the top for eight non-consecutive weeks and became 1994's second best selling album in the US.

"Dreamlover" was the album's first single, released on July 27, 1993. The song, produced by Mariah Carey, Dave "Jam" Hall and Walter Afanasieff, debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and eventually became Mariah's seventh number one single, topping the chart for eight consecutive weeks.

"Hero," originally written for Gloria Estefan, was the second single. It stayed atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks and was ranked five on Billboard's Year End Chart. Mariah recorded a Spanish version of the song, titled "Héroe."

Mariah's cover of Badfinger's "Without You" was released on January 23, 1994, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and remaining in the top 40 for 21 weeks. The song had a massive success accross Europe, becoming Mariah's first UK number one single.

"Anytime You Need A Friend" was released as the album's fourth single on May 31, 1994, peaking at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100. The song featured remixes by David Cole and Robert Clivillés of C+C Music Factory, Cory Rooney and Mark Morales.






1. Dreamlover
2. Hero
3. Anytime You Need A Friend
4. Music Box
5. Now That I Know
6. Never Forget You
7. Without You
8. Just To Hold You Once Again
9. I've Been Thinking About You
10. All I've Ever Wanted

Bonus Tracks:
Everything Fades Away
Do You Think Of Me

I need a lover to give me
The kind of love
That will last always
I need somebody uplifting
To take me away

I want a lover who knows me
Who understands how I feel inside
Someone to comfort and hold me
Through the long lonely nights
Till the dawn
Why don't you take me away

Dreamlover come rescue me
Take me up take me down
Take me anywhere you want to baby now
I need you so desperately
Won't you please come around
'Cause I wanna share forever with you baby

I don't want another pretender
To disillusion me one more time
Whispering words of forever
Playing with my mind

I need someone to hold on to
The kind of love that won't fly away
I just want someone to belong to
Everyday
Of my live
Always
So come and take me away

Dreamlover come rescue me
Take me up take me down
Take me anywhere you want to baby now
I need you so desperately
Won't you please come around
'Cause I wanna share forever with you baby

Lyrics: Mariah Carey.
Music: Mariah Carey, Dave Hall.
Produced and arranged by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff.
Co-produced by Dave "Jam" Hall.

There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are There's an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

It's a long road
When you face the world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold
You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt
Will disappear

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don't let anyone
Tear them away
Hold on
There will be tomorrow
In time
You'll find the way

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

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

If you're lonely
And need a friend
And troubles seem like
They never end
Just remember to keep the faith
And love will be there to light the way

Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You'll never be alone again
So don't you fear
Even if you're miles away
I'm by your side
So don't you ever be lonely
Love will make it alright

When the shadows are closing in
And your spirit diminishing
Just remember you're not alone
And love will be there
To guide you home

Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You'll never be alone again
So don't you fear
Even if you're miles away
I'm by your side
So don't you ever be lonely
Love will make it alright

If you just believe in me
I will love you endlessly
Take my hand
Take me into your heart
I'll be there forever baby
I won't let go
I'll never let go

Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You'll never be alone again
So don't you fear
Even if you're miles away
I'm by your side
So don't you ever be lonely
It's alright
It's alright

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

When I am lost
You shine a light for me and set me free
When I am low
You wash away my tears
And take me through

The loneliness
And emptiness
Through the darkest night
Somehow I survive
Through it all
When you tell me I'm the only one you need
Sweet and tenderly
And your love
Breaks away the clouds surrounding me
All I have I want to give to thee

If I should fall
Your love is strong enough to lift me up
If I'm afraid
You chase away my fears
And take me to

A brighter place
Beyond the rain
And I feel alright
Because you're by my side
Through it all

When you tell me I'm the only one you need
Sweet and tenderly
And your love
Breaks away the clouds surrounding me
All I have I want to give to thee

You take me through
The loneliness and emptiness
And I feel alright
'Cause you're by my side

Through it all
You tell me I'm the only one you need
Sweet and tenderly
And your love
Just breaks away the clouds surrounding me
And baby all I have I want to give to thee

Want to give you all of my love
Now and forever my love
All I have I want to give to thee

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

I never knew
If I could believe in you
I thought I was just a diversion
And you were killing some time
My friends they told me
To leave you

They said you would never
Be mine
But you gave me your love
And you said I'm the one
You want for the rest of
Your life
Now that I know
That you want me for me
I can be what you want
I can be what you need
Now that I know
That your love is for real
I can finally see
This is not make believe anymore

I was afraid
It was all a masquerade
That I was only a plaything
And you would leave me behind
But now I feel so secure
By your side
I can conquer the world
I gave you my love
And I know you're the one
I want for the rest
Of my life

Now that I know
That you want me for me
I can be what you want
I can be what you need
Now that I know
That your love is for real
I can finally see
This is not make believe anymore

Now that I know
That you want me for me
I can be what you want
I can be what you need
Now that I know
That your love is for real
I can finally see
This is not make believe anymore

(I really feel it)
So much love
(I really feel it)
So much joy
(I feel it)
Sweet sweet ecstasy
'Cause you opened my eyes
And I realize
Your love is for real

Now that I know
That you want me for me
I can be what you want
I can be what you need
Now that I know
That your love is for real
I can finally see
This is not make believe anymore

Lyrics: Mariah Carey.
Music: Mariah Carey, Robert Clivillés, David Cole.
Produced, arranged and mixed by Robert Clivillés, David Cole and Mariah Carey.

I won't see your smile
And I won't hear you
Laugh anymore
Every night
I won't see you
Walk through that door

'Cause time wasn't on
Your side
It isn't right
I can't say I love you
It's too late to
Tell you
But I really need
You to know

No, I'll never forget you
I'll never let you out of my heart
You will always be here with me
I'll hold on to the memories baby

Baby can you hear me
Wherever you
May be tonight
Are you near me
I need you to be by
My side

'Cause I never said
Goodbye
It isn't right
I should have said
I love you
Why didn't I just
Tell you
God knows I need
You to know

No, I'll never forget you
I'll never let you out of my heart
You will always be here with me
I'll hold on to the memories baby

Somewhere I know you'll be
With me
Someday in another time
But right now you're gone
You just vanished away
But I'll never leave
You behind

No, I'll never forget you
I'll never let you out of my heart
You will always be here with me
I'll hold on to the memories baby

Lyrics: Mariah Carey, Babyface.
Music: Mariah Carey, Babyface.
Produced and arranged by Babyface, Mariah Carey and Daryl Simmons.

No I can't forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that's just the way
The story goes
You always smile but in your eyes
Your sorrow shows
Yes it shows
No I can't forget tomorrow
When I think of all my sorrow
When I had you there
But then I let you go
And now it's only fair
That I should let you know
What you should know

I can't live
If living is without you
I can't live
I can't give anymore
I can't live
If living is without you
I can't live
I can't give anymore

Well I can't forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that's just the way
The story goes
You always smile but in your eyes
Your sorrow shows
Yes it shows

I can't live
If living is without you
I can't live
I can't give anymore
I can't live
If living is without you
I can't give
I can't give anymore

Lyrics and music: William Peter Ham, Tom Evans.
Produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey.

Do you know
How it feels
Lying here without you baby
You could never understand, what's happening to me
So alone
Nothing's real
I just dream about you baby
And forever wonder why you had
To break free

Even though you're not my lover
Even though you're not my friend
I would give my all
To have you here
Just to hold you once again

It's so hard
To believe
I don't have you right beside me
As I long to touch you
But you're out of my reach
And my heart doesn't feel
It's so very cold inside me
Just a shadow of someone that I used to be

Even though you're not my lover
Even though you're not my friend
I would give my all
To have you here
Just to hold you once again

You were the only one (only one)
That I allowed inside my heart
Now I'm just holding on
To something so far gone
Where did I go wrong

Even though you're not my lover
And even though you're not my friend
I would give my all
To have you here
Just to hold you once again
Just to hold you once again

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

We've known each other
For a long long time
But I never really noticed
All the magic in your eyes
I've been around you
A thousand times before
And you've always been a friend to me
But now I'm wanting more
I must have been so blind
I never realized
You're the one that's right for me
All the while I couldn't see
And now I feel so strange
I'll never be the same
Going 'round and 'round in circles
And I don't know what to do
'Cause baby

I've been thinking about you
In the most peculiar way
I've been thinking about you
It's unbelievable to me
But suddenly I think
I'm falling in love with you

There's no explaining how I feel inside
I'm going thru a transformation
That's so hard for me to hide
I had a revelation that
Finally opened up my eyes
The one I spent a lifetime searching for
Was right here all the time
I was oblivious so very out of touch
All the while I couldn't see
You're the one that's right for me
And now my world has changed
I'll never be the same
Going 'round and 'round in circles
And it's all because of you
Sweet baby

I've been thinking about you
In the most peculiar way
I've been thinking about you
It's unbelievable to me
But suddenly I think
I'm falling in love with you

I've been thinking about you
In the most peculiar way
I've been thinking about you
It's unbelievable to me
But suddenly I think
I'm falling in love with you

Don't you know
That you're blowing my mind
What you do to me
I can't describe
Baby I can't hold back anymore
I just can't conceal it
You're the one I really adore

I've been thinking about you
In the most peculiar way

I've been thinking about you
In the most peculiar way

I've been thinking about you
In the most peculiar way
I've been thinking about you
It's unbelievable to me
But suddenly I think
I'm falling in love with you

I've been thinking about you
In the most peculiar way
I've been thinking about you
It's unbelievable to me
But suddenly I think
I'm falling in love with you

I've been thinking about you
In the most peculiar way
I've been thinking about you
It's unbelievable to me
But suddenly I think
I'm falling in love with you

Lyrics: Mariah Carey, David Cole.
Music: Mariah Carey, Robert Clivillés, David Cole.
Produced, arranged and mixed by Robert Clivillés, David Cole and Mariah Carey.

If you only knew
What I feel for you
If you only lived for me
The way I live for you
I'd be in heaven
My dreams would come true

'Cause all I've ever wanted
Is you
And you alone
And I love you so
More than you could ever know
All I've ever wanted
Is you

If you were my own
To caress and hold
I would shower you with love
And drown within your soul
Because I live and breathe for you
And I really need you to know

That all I've ever wanted
Is you
And you alone
And I love you so
More than you could ever know
All I've ever wanted
Is you

Everything I do is for you
You are every part of me
And I don't want to face
Another day
Alone
Without your love

'Cause all I've ever wanted
Is you
And you alone
And I love you so
More than you could ever know
All I've ever wanted
Is you

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

Baby don't tell me you miss me, you love me
Don't whisper gently that you can't forget me
Tonight, tonight
'Cause I've heard it all before
Just turn away, don't play that game
Baby I don't want to anymore

Let it all fade away
Don't you know that love is gone
It's too late
Everything fades away
Nothing ever stays the same
Baby, no, no, no

Don't tell me you're sorry
You hurt me
How many times can I give in?
How many battles can you win?
Oh, don't beg for mercy
Tonight, tonight
'Cause I can't take any more
Just turn around, don't break me down
Baby I don't love you like before

Let it all fade away
Don't you know that love is gone
It's too late
Everything fades away
Nothing ever stays the same
Baby

So hard for me to let you go
Don't leave me standing in the cold
Oh, darling give me one more chance
I know that we can make it last

Just let me love you one more time
Girl I don't wanna lose my mind
So hard for me to let you go
So hard for me to let you go

Let it all fade away
Love is gone
It's too late
Everything fades away
Nothing ever stays the same
Baby, nothing ever stays the same

Repeat

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

I wonder if you think of me
Somewhere in the shadows of your mind
Although our love could never be
I find I think about you all the time

Am I in your fantasies
The way you always wander into mine
And are you longing endlessly
Just like me deep inside

When the nights are dark and cold
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)
And when you're lying all alone
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)
When you feel the touch of another love
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)
Am I the one you're dreaming of
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)

I picture you embracing me
We drift away and leave the world behind
But it's only make believe
Love can be so unkind

When the nights are dark and cold
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)
And when you're lying all alone
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)
When you feel the touch of another love
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)
Am I the one you're dreaming of
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)

Tell me baby
'Cause I need you baby
Really love you baby

When the nights are dark and cold
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)
And when you're lying all alone
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)
When you feel the touch of another love
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)
Am I the one you're dreaming of
(Do you think of me, do you think of me)

Repeat

Lyrics and music: Mariah Carey, Mark Corey Rooney, Mark Morales, Walter Afanasieff.
Produced and arranged by Mariah Carey, Mark C. Rooney, Mark Morales and Walter Afanasieff.