THE MARIAH NETWORK

The Essential Mariah Carey

"The Essential Mariah Carey" was a re-release of Mariah Carey's Greatest Hits compilation, originally released in 2001.

The United States version of this release, released on May 8, 2012, did have certain changes compared to the original Greatest Hits compilation. Four songs where replaced by "Vanishing," from her self-titled debut album, "Close My Eyes," from the Butterfly album, the Mobb Deep Extended version of "The Roof," also from Butterfly, and "Bliss," from 1999's Rainbow.

In addition, two songs were replaced by remix versions: The 12" Club Mix of "Emotions" and the C&C Club Remix of "Anytime You Need A Friend."

DISC #1:
1. Vision Of Love
2. Love Takes Time
3. Vanishing
4. I Don't Wanna Cry
5. Emotions (12" Club Mix)
6. Can't Let Go
7. Make It Happen
8. I'll Be There
9. Dreamlover
10. Hero
11. Without You
12. Anytime You Need A Friend (C&C Club Remix)
13. Endless Love
14. Fantasy

DISC #2:
1. One Sweet Day
2. Always Be My Baby
3. Underneath The Stars
4. Honey
5. Butterfly
6. My All
7. Close My Eyes
8. The Roof (Mobb Deep Extended Version)
9. When You Believe (From 'The Prince Of Egypt')
10. I Still Believe
11. Heartbreaker
12. Bliss
13. Thank God I Found You
14. Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)

Treated me kind
Sweet destiny
Carried me through desperation
To the one that was waiting for me
It took so long
Still I believed
Somehow the one that I needed
Would find me eventually

I had a vision of love
And it was all that you've given to me

Prayed through the nights
Felt so alone
Suffered from alienation
Carried the weight on my own
Had to be strong
So I believed
And now I know I've succeeded
In finding the place I conceived

I had a vision of love
And it was all that you've given to me
I had a vision of love
And it was all that you've given me

I've realized a dream
And I visualized
The love that came to be
Feel so alive
I'm so thankful that I've received
The answer that heaven has sent down to me

You treated me kind
Sweet destiny
And I'll be eternally grateful
Holding you so close to me
Prayed through the nights
So faithfully
Knowing the one that I needed
Would find me eventually

I had a vision of love
And it was all that you've given to me
I had a vision of love
And it was all that you turned out to be


Lyrics and music: Mariah Carey, Ben Margulies.
Produced by Rhett Lawrence.
Additional production: Narada Michael Walden.

I had it all
But I let it slip away
Couldn't see that I treated you wrong
Now I wander around
Feeling down and cold
Trying to believe that you're gone

Love takes time
To heal when you're hurting so much
Couldn't see that I was blind
To let you go
I can't escape the pain
Inside
Love takes time
I don't want to be here alone

Losing my mind
From this hollow in my heart
Suddenly I'm so incomplete
Lord I'm needing you now
Tell me how to stop the rain
Tears are falling down endlessly

Love takes time
To heal when you're hurting so much
Couldn't see that I was blind
To let you go
I can't escape the pain
Inside
Love takes time
I don't want to be here alone

You might say that it's over
You might say that you don't care
You might say you don't miss me
You don't need me But I know that you do and I feel that you do
Inside

Love takes time
To heal when you're hurting so much
Couldn't see that I was blind
To let you go
I can't escape the pain
Inside
Love takes time
I don't want to be here alone


Lyrics and music: Mariah Carey, Ben Margulies.
Produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff.

If I could recapture
All of the memories
And bring them to life
Surely I would
Hear the distant laughter
Wasn't it you and me
Surviving the night
You're fading out of my sight
Swiftly

You're vanishing
Drifting away
You're vanishing

I was so enraptured
No sensibility
To open my eyes
I misunderstood
Now you're fading faster
It's suddenly hard to see
You're taking the light
Letting the shadows inside
Swiftly

You're vanishing
Drifting away
You're vanishing

Reaching out into the distance
Searching for spirits of the past
Just a trace of your existence to grasp
And if somehow I could recapture
All of the memories
And bring them to life
Lord knows I would
But now you're fading faster
Getting so hard to see
Taking the light
Letting the darkness inside
Swiftly

You're vanishing
Drifting away
You're vanishing


Lyrics and music: Mariah Carey, Ben Margulies.
Produced by Mariah Carey. Arranged by Ben Margulies and Mariah Carey.

Once again we sit in silence
After all is said and done
Only emptiness inside us
Baby, look what we've become
We can make a million promises
But we still won't change
It isn't right to stay together
When you only bring each other pain

I don't wanna cry
Don't wanna cry
Nothing in the world
Could take us back
To where we used to be
Though I've give you my heart and soul
I must find a way of letting go
'Cause baby, I don't wanna cry

Too far apart to bridge the distance
But something keeps us hanging on and on
Pretending not to know the difference
Denying what we had is gone
Every moment we're together
It's just breaking me down
I know we swore it was forever
But it hurts too much to stay around

I don't wanna cry
Don't wanna cry
Nothing in the world
Could take us back
To where we used to be
Though I've give you my heart and soul
I must find a way of letting go
'Cause baby, I don't wanna cry

All the magic's gone
There's just a shadow of a memory
Something just went wrong
We can't go on make-believing

I don't wanna cry
Don't wanna cry
Nothing in the world
Could take us back
To where we used to be
Though I've give you my heart and soul
I must find a way of letting go
'Cause baby, I don't wanna cry


Lyrics and music: Mariah Carey, Narada Michael Walden.
Produced and arranged by Narada Michael Walden.

You've got me feeling
Emotions
Higher
Higher
Higher
Higher

I feel good
I feel nice
I feel good
Oh, satisfied

You've got me feeling emotions
Deeper than I've ever dreamed of
You've got me feeling emotions
Higher than the heavens above

I feel good
I feel nice
I've never felt so
Satisfied
I'm in love
I'm alive
Intoxicated
Flying high

It feels like a dream
When you touch me tenderly
I don't know if it's real
But I like the way I feel
Inside

You've got me feeling emotions
Deeper than I've ever dreamed of
You've got me feeling emotions
Higher than the heavens above

In the morning
When I rise
You are the first thing
On my mind
And in the middle
Of the night
I feel your heartbeat
Next to mine

It feels like a dream
When you love me tenderly
I don't know if you're for real
But I like the way I feel
Inside

You've got me feeling emotions
Deeper than I've ever dreamed of
You've got me feeling emotions
Higher than the heavens above

You've got me feeling emotions
Deeper than I've ever dreamed of
You've got me feeling emotions
Higher than the heavens above

You know the way to make me lose control
When you're looking into my eyes
You make me feel so
High

You've got me feeling emotions
Deeper than I've ever dreamed of
You've got me feeling emotions
Higher than the heavens above

You've got me feeling emotions
Yes you do
You've got me feeling emotions
Higher
Emotions
Deeper than I've ever dreamed of
Oh, you
Emotions
You've got me feeling higher


Written by M. Carey, D. Cole and R. Clivillés.
Produced by David Cole, Robert Clivllés and Mariah Carey.
Additional production and remix by David Cole and Robert Clivillés.

There you are holding her hand
I am lost
Dying to understand
Didn't I cherish you right
Don't you know you were my life

Even though I try I can't let go
Something in your eyes
Captured my soul
And every night I see you in my dreams
You're all I know
I can't let go

Just cast aside
You don't even know I'm aliv
You just walk on by
Don't care to see me cry
And here I am
Still holding on
I can't accept
My world is gone

Even though I try I can't let go
Something in your eyes
Captured my soul
And every night I see you in my dreams
You're all I know
I can't let go

Do you even realize the sorrow I have inside
Everyday of my life
Do you know the way it feels
When all you have just dies
I try and try to deny that I need you
But still you remain on my mind

No I just can't get you out of my mind
I never can say goodbye
'Cause every night
I see you in my dreams
You're all I know
I can't let you go
Even though I try
I can't let go of something I need so badly
You're all I know
I can't let go


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

Not more than three short years ago
I was abandoned and alone
Without a penny to my name
So very young and so afraid
No proper shoes upon my feet
Sometimes I couldn't even eat
I often cried myself to sleep
But still I had to keep on going
Never knowing if I could take it
If I would make it through the night
I held on to my faith
I struggled and I prayed
And now I've found my way

If you believe in yourself enough
And know what you want
You're gonna make it happen
(Make it happen)
And if you get down on your knees at night
And pray to the Lord
He's gonna make it happen
(Make it happen)

I know life can be so tough
And you feel like giving up
But you must be strong
Baby just hold on
You'll never find the answers
If you throw your life away
I used to feel the way you do
Still I have to keep going
Never knowing if I could take it
If I would make it through the night
I held on to my faith
I struggled and I prayed
And now I've finally found my way

If you believe in yourself enough
And know what you want
You're gonna make it happen
(Make it happen)
And if you get down on your knees at night
And pray to the Lord
He's gonna make it happen
(Make it happen)

I once was lost
But now I'm found
I got my feet on solid ground
Thank you Lord
If you believe within your soul
Just hold on tight
And don't let go
You can make it happen
(Make it happen)

If you believe in yourself enough
And know what you want
You're gonna make it happen
(Make it happen)
And if you get down on your knees at night
And pray to the Lord
He's gonna make it happen
(Make it happen)


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

You and I must make a pact
We must bring salvation back
Where there is love
I'll be there

I'll reach out my hand to you
I'll have faith in all you do
Just call my name
And I'll be there

I'll be there to comfort you
I'll build my world of dreams around you
I'm so glad I found you

I'll be there with a love so strong I'll be your strength
You know I'll keep holding on

Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter
Togetherness well it's all I'm after
Just call my name
And I'll be there

I'll be there to protect you
With an unselfish love that respects you
Just call my name
And I'll be there

I'll be there to comfort you
Build my world of dreams around you
You know I'm so glad I found you

I'll be there with a love so strong
I'll be your strength
You know I'll keep holding on

If you should ever find someone new
I know she'd better be good to you
'Cause if she doesn't
Then I'll be there

Don't you know baby, yeah, yeah
I'll be there
I'll be there
Just call my name
And I'll be there

I'll be there baby
You know I'll be there
Just call my name
And I'll be there

Just look over your shoulder
Just call my name
And I'll be there


Lyrics and music: H. David, B. Gordy, W. Hutch, B. West.
Produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey.

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.

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.

Anytime
Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
Everyday, every hour
Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
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, it's alright, it's alright

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Anytime...
Anytime you need me, anytime you want me
Anytime...

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
Don't you ever be lonely
It's alright

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

If you're lonely
And you feel you need a friend
And trouble seem like they never end
Just remember you've got to keep the faith
And my love will be there
To lighten up the way

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

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
Don't you ever be lonely
It's alright

And when the shadows
Are closing in
And you feel like your spirit's
Diminishing
Well just remember, remember
You know that you're never alone
And forever the strength of my love
Will be guiding you home

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

When you need a friend
I will be here
You're never alone
So don't you fear
Though you're miles away
I'm by your side
You're never alone
It's alright

When you need a friend
I will be here
You're never alone
So don't you fear
Though you're miles away
I'm by your side
You're never alone
It's alright

When you need a friend
I will be here
You're never alone
So don't you fear
Though you're miles away
I'm by your side
You're never alone
It's alright

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
It's alright

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
Don't you ever be lonely
It's alright

Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Anytime you need me
Anytime you want me
Don't ever be lonely
Don't ever be lonely
Don't ever be lonely
(Even if you're miles away) Don't ever be lonely
Don't ever be, don't ever be
Don't ever be, don't ever be lonely
(Don't you ever be lonely)
(It's alright)

Anytime you're alone
Anytime you're in need
Though you're miles away
I'll be right by your side
Though you're losing your way
Just hold on to your faith
I'll be right by your side
Anytime, anytime, anytime

Repeat


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

My love
There's only you in my life
The only thing that's right
My first love
You're every breath that I take
You're every step I make

And I
I want to share
All my love with you
No one else will do
And your eyes
They tell me how much
You care
You will always be
My endless love

Two hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Our lives have just begun
And forever
I'll hold you close in my arms
I can't resist your charms
No no no no

And love
I'll be a fool for you
I'm sure
You know I don't mind
'Cause baby, you
You mean the world to me
I know
I've found in you
My endless love

And love
I'll be that fool for you
I'm sure
That you know I don't mind
You'd be the only one
'Cause no one can't deny
This love I have inside
And I'll give it all to you
My love
My endless love

My love


Lyrics and music: Lionel Richie.
Produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Honey you can have me
When you want me
If you simply ask me to be there
And you're the only one who
Makes me come running
'Cause what you got is far
Beyond compare

And it's just like honey
When your love comes over me
Oh baby I've got a dependency
Always strung out for another
Taste of your honey

It's like honey when it washes over me
You know sugar never ever was so sweet
And I'm dying for you, cryin' for you I adore you
One hit of your love addicted me
Now I'm strung out on you darlin'
Don't you see every night and day
I can hardly wait for another taste of honey

Honey I can't describe
How good it feels inside
Honey I can't describe
How good it feels inside

I can't be elusive
With you honey
'Cause it's blatant
That I'm feeling you
And it's too hard for me
To leave abruptly
'Cause you're the only thing
I wanna do

And it's just like honey
When your love comes over me
Oh baby I've got a dependency
Always strung out for another
Taste of your honey

It's like honey when it washes over me
You know sugar never ever was so sweet
And I'm dying for you, cryin' for you I adore you
One hit of your love addicted me
Now I'm strung out on you darlin'
Don't you see every night and day
I can hardly wait for another taste of honey


Lyrics: M. Carey.
Music: M. Carey, S. Combs, K. Fareed, S. Jordan, S. Hague, B. Robinson, R. Larkins, L. Price, M. McLaren.
Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs, The Ummah, Stevie J. and Mariah Carey.

When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It's easy to succumb to overwhelming fears inside
Blindly I imagined I could
Keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you
I must open up my hands
And watch you rise

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

I have learned that beauty
Has to flourish in the light
Wild horses run unbridled
Or their spirit dies
You have given me the courage
To be all that I can
And truly feel your heart will
Lead you back to me when you're
Ready to land

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

I can't pretend these tears
Aren't overflowing steadily
I can't prevent this hurt from
Almost overtaking me
But I will stand and say goodbye
For you'll never be mine
Until you know the way it feels to fly

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun (Fly... to the sun)
If you should return to me (I will know you're mine)
We truly were meant to be (Spread your wings and fly)
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly
Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly
So flutter through the sky
Butterfly
Spread your wings and fly
Butterfly


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

I am thinking of you
In my sleepless solitude tonight
If it's wrong to love you
Then my heart just won't let me be right
'Cause I've drowned in you
And I won't pull through
Without you by my side

I'd give my all to have
Just one more night with you
I'd risk my life to feel
Your body next to mine
'Cause I can't go on
Living in the memory of our song
I'd give my all for your love tonight

Baby can you feel me
Imagining I'm looking in your eyes
I can see you clearly
Vividly emblazoned in my mind
And yet you're so far
Like a distant star
I'm wishing on tonight

I'd give my all to have
Just one more night with you
I'd risk my life to feel
Your body next to mine
'Cause I can't go on
Living in the memory of our song
I'd give my all for your love tonight

I'd give my all to have
Just one more night with you
I'd risk my life to feel
Your body next to mine
'Cause I can't go on
Living in the memory of our song
I'd give my all for your love tonight
Give my all for your love
Tonight


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

I was a wayward child
With the weight of the world
That I held deep inside
Life was a winding road
And I learned many things
Little ones shouldn't know

But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And though time's rolled by
Still I feel like that child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

Funny how one can learn
To grow numb to the madness
And block it away
I left the worst unsaid
Let it all dissipate
And I try to forget

As I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And the time rolled by
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

Nearing the edge
Oblivious I almost
Fell right over
A part of me
Will never be quite able
To feel stable
That woman-child falling inside
Was on the verge of fading
Thankfully I
Woke up in time

Guardian angel I
Sail away on an ocean
With you by my side
Orange clouds roll by
They burn into your image
And you're still alive
(You're always alive)

As I close my eyes
Steady my feet on the ground
Raise my head to the sky
And though time rolls by
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon


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

It wasn't raining yet
But it was definitely a little misty on
That warm November night
And my heart was pounding
My inner voice resounding
Begging me to turn away
But I just had to see your face
To feel alive
And then you casually walked in the room
And I was twisted in the web
Of my desire for you
(And I was twisted)
My apprehension blew away
I only wanted you
To taste my sadness
As you kissed me in the dark

Every time I feel the need
I envision you caressing me
And go back in time
To relive the splendor of you and I
On the rooftop that rainy night

And so we finished the Moët and
I started feeling liberated
And I surrendered as you took me in your arms
I was so caught up in the moment
I couldn't bear to let you go yet
So I threw caution to the wind
And started listening to my longing heart
And then you softly pressed your lips to mine
And feelings surfaced I'd suppressed
For such a long time
(And I was lifted)
And for a while I forgot
The sorrow and the pain
And melted with you as we stood
There in the rain

Every time I feel the need
I envision you caressing me
And go back in time
To relive the splendor of you and I
On the rooftop that rainy night
Every time I feel the need
I envision you caressing me
And go back in time
To relive the splendor of you and I
On the rooftop that rainy night

Last night I dreamed that I
Whispered the words I love you
And touched you so very
Subtly as we were kissing goodbye

Mobb Deep:
I got you stuck off the realness
Feel this pourin' down on your buildings
The rain about to fall us
Score up in the project call
Third floor gravitates on the staircase
As we embrace strictly loud without the raw base
Me and my ol' dog blowin' out the smokes fog
But over all you the one that's like my pistol
I said Cristal
Keep you on my side till the 'ficial
Ain't it ill how we click, boo
Me and you
Got me stuck off the realness
Just me and you
Up on the roof beats
Pebble beach
Talk to me anytime
Even when I'm wit my peeps
Ruler L why you smell like the perfume Chanel
Push big G's
Rappin' all is simply heavy
We can do it on a roof top
Do it till we both drop
M-O-B-B with Mariah sounds so hot

Every time I feel the need
I envision you caressing me
(Envision you caressing me)
And go back in time
(I go back)
To relive the splendor of you and I
On the rooftop that rainy night
(On the roof that rainy night)

Every time I feel the need
(When I feel the need) I envision you caressing me
(I envision you over and over and over again)
And go back in time
To relive the splendor of you and I
(It was oh so sweet you and I)
On the rooftop that rainy night
(On that rainy night)

Every time I feel the need
(Last night I had the strangest dream...)
I envision you caressing me
(It was actually quite symbolic)
And go back in time
(As I whispered... That I loved you)
To relive the splendor of you and I
(...very subtly)

Every time I feel the need
I envision you caressing me
And go back in time
To relive the splendor of you and I
On the rooftop that rainy night


Lyrics: Mariah Carey.
Music: J.C. Olivier, S. Barnes, C. Rooney, A. Johnson, K. Muchita.
Produced by Poke and Tone for Track Masters Entertainment, Mariah Carey.

Many nights we've prayed
With no proof anyone could hear
In our hearts a hopeful song
We barely understood
Now we are not afraid
Although we know there's much to fear
We were moving mountains
Long before we knew we could

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe

In this time of fear
When prayer so often proves in vain
Hope seemed like the summer birds
Too swiftly flown away
Yet now I'm standing here
My heart's so full, I can't explain
Seeking faith and speaking words
I never thought I'd say

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe

So in times when all your hope is gone
And you go through life afraid
In your heart there lies a hopeful song
That is there to guide the way
And all the hurt and all the pain
You soon will learn was not in vain
For all your prayers, they will be heard
They'll come to pass through faith

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will (Now you will)
You will when you believe


Words and music composed by Stephen Schwartz with additional music by Babyface.
Produced by Babyface.

You look in my eyes
And I get emotional inside
I know it's crazy
But you still can touch my heart
And after all this time
You'd think that I
I wouldn't feel the same
But time melts into nothing
And nothing's changed

I still believe, someday you and me
Will find ourselves in love again
I had a dream, someday you and me
Will find ourselves in love again

Each day of my life
I'm filled with all the joy I could find
You know that I am not the desperate type
If there's one spark of hope left in my grasp
I'll hold it with both hands
It's worth the risk of burning to have a second chance

No, no, no, no, no, no I need you baby
I still believe that we can be together
If we believe that true love never has to end
Then we must know that we will love again

I still believe, someday you and me
Will find ourselves in love again
I had a dream, someday you and me
Will find ourselves in love again


Lyrics and music: A. Armato, V. Cantarelli.
Produced by Steven "Stevie J." Jordan, Mike Mason and Mariah Carey.

Gimme your love
(Repeat)
Gimme your love

Oh your love's so good
I don't want to let go
And although I should
I can't leave you alone
'Cause you're so disarming
I'm caught up in the midst of you
And I cannot resist at all

Boy if I do
The things you wan me to
The way I used to do
Would you love me baby
Or leave me feeling used
Would you go and break
My heart?

Heartbreaker
You got the best of me
But I just keep on coming back
Incessantly
Oh why did you have to
Run your game on me
I should have known
Right from the start
You'd go and break my heart

It's a shame to be
So euphoric and weak
When you smile at me
And you tell me the things
That you know persuade
Me to relinquish my love
To you
But I cannot resist at all

Boy if I do
The things you wan me to
The way I used to do
Would you love me baby
Or leave me feeling used
Would you go and break
My heart?

Heartbreaker
You got the best of me
But I just keep on coming back
Incessantly
Oh why did you have to
Run your game on me
I should have known
Right from the start
You'd go and break my heart

Jay-Z:
She wanna shop with Jay, play box with Jay
She wanna pillow fight in the middle of the night
She wanna drive my Benz with five of her friends
She wanna creep past the block, spyin' again
She wanna roll with Jay, chase skeeos away
She wanna fight with lame chicks, blow my date
She wanna inspect the rest, kick me to the curb
If she finds one strand of hair longer than hers
She wants love in the jacuzzi, rub up in the movies
Access to the old crib, keys to the newbie
She wanna answer the phone, tattoo her arm
That's when I gotta send her back to her mom's
She call me heartbreaker, when we apart it makes her
Want a piece of paper, scribble down 'I hate ya'
But she knows she loves Jay because
She loves everything Jay says, Jay does and all

Heartbreaker
You got the best of me
But I just keep on coming back
Incessantly
Oh why did you have to
Run your game on me
I should have known
Right from the start
You'd go and break my heart

Heartbreaker
You got the best of me
But I just keep on coming back
Incessantly
Oh why did you have to
Run your game on me
I should have known
Right from the start
You'd go and break my heart


Lyrics and music: Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Shirley Elliston, Lincoln Chase, Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen.
Produced by Mariah Carey, DJ Clue and Ken "Duro" Ifill.

Touch me baby
It feels so amazing
And you stimulate me
And you make me want you
More and more

What do I do
What do I say
Does it feel good
To you this way
I wanna be
All that you need
Boy what's your fantasy?
Better hold on, ready or not
Baby my love ain't gonna stop
Take it down low
Make me get high

Ooh my love goes
On and on and on and on and on
My love goes
On and on and on and on and on
On and on and on and on and on
See all my love's for you

Baby don't you rush me, no
You got to take it slow
Just let the feeling grow
Until it overflows
Anyway you want it now
Just gotta tell me how
To give you everything
You've even dared to dream

Isn't it bliss
To you right now
Don't be subdued
Say it out loud
Ain't it a sweet
Luscious delight
When you're immersed in my
Ocean of love
Coming on strong
Baby I've been waiting so long
Revel inside my paradise

Ooh my love goes
On and on and on and on and on
My love goes
On and on and on and on and on
On and on and on and on and on
See all my love's for you

So Gimme some pure delectable love
Like I'm gonna give to you
Keep coming around
'Cause I won't run out
I can't get enough of you
My love goes on

Ooh my love goes
On and on and on and on and on
My love goes
On and on and on and on and on
On and on and on and on and on
See all my love's for you

All my love's for you


Lyrics and music: Mariah Carey, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, James Wright.
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Mariah Carey.
Co-produced by Jim Wright.

I would give up everything
Before I'd separate
Myself from you
After so much suffering
I finally found unvarnished truth
I was all by myself
For the longest time
So cold inside
And the hurt from the heartache
Would not subside
I felt like dying
Until you saved my life

Thank God I found you
I was lost without you
My every wish and every dream
Somehow became reality
When you brought the sunlight
Completed my whole life
I'm overwhelmed with gratitude
'Cause baby I'm so thankful
I found you

I will give you everything
There's nothing in this world
I wouldn't do
To ensure your happiness
I'll cherish every part of you
'Cause without you beside me
I can't survive
Don't want to try
If you keeping me warm
Each and every night
I'll be alright
Beause I need you in my life

Thank God I found you
I was lost without you
My every wish and every dream
Somehow became reality
When you brought the sunlight
Completed my whole life
I'm overwhelmed with gratitude
'Cause baby I'm so thankful
I found you

See I was so desolate
Before you came to me
Looking back I guess
It shows that we were
Destined to shine
After the rain, to appreciate
The gift of what we have
And I'd go through it all over again

Thank God I found you
I was lost without you
My every wish and every dream
Somehow became reality
When you brought the sunlight
Completed my whole life
I'm overwhelmed with gratitude
'Cause baby I'm so thankful
I found you


Lyrics and music: Mariah Carey, James Harris III, Terry Lewis.
Produced and arranged by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Mariah Carey.

They can say anything they want to say
Try to bring me down
But I will not allow
Anyone to succeed
Hanging clouds over me
And they can try hard to make me feel
That I don't matter at all
But I refuse to falter
In what I believe
Or lose faith in my dreams

'Cause there's a light in me
That shines brightly
They can try
But they can't take that away from me
From me

They can do anything they want to you
If you let them in
But they won't ever win
If you cling to you pride
And just push them aside
See
I have learned there's an inner peace I own
Something in my soul
That they can not possess
So I won't be afraid
And darkness will fade

'Cause there's light in me
That shines brightly
They can try
But they can't take that away from me

No
They can't take this
Precious love
I'll always have inside me
Certainly the Lord will guide me
Where I need to go

They can say anything they want to say
Try to break me down
But I won't face the ground
I will rise steadily
Sailing out of their reach

Oh Lord
They do try hard to make me feel
That I don't matter at all
But I refuse to falter
In what I believe
Or lose faith in my dreams

'Cause there's a light in me
That shines brightly
They can try
But they can't take that away from me
From me


Lyrics and music: Mariah Carey, Diane Warren.
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Mariah Carey.