THE MARIAH NETWORK

Always Be My Baby

Mariah released "Always Be My Baby" as the third single from the "Daydream" album on March 9, 1996. The song became Mariah's eleventh number-one single in the United States, tying her with Whitney Houston and Madonna as the female solo artist with the most number one singles.

Mr. Dupri Mix
Mr. Dupri Extended Mix
Mr. Dupri No Rap Radio Mix
Reggae Soul Mix
Reggae Soul A Cappella
Reggae Soul Dub Mix
Always Club Mix
Def Classic Radio Mix
Dub-A-Baby
Groove A Pella
ST Dub

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.

Da Brat:
I got one for the money
I got two for the bass
I got three to get you goin' baby
Cause Da Brat's in the place
And it don't stop
And it don't quit
Like that, it don't stop
And it don't quit
Like that

Mariah / Xscape:
We were as one baby
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 baby
Our love will never die
No

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 never gonna shake me
Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby

I ain't gonna cry, no
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, baby
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 never gonna shake me
Ooh 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

Da Brat:
Who brings the ruckus and the pain like Meth
It's evident, the residents of So So Def
Got the industry on lock where outsiders can't enter
Ever since the arrival of this west side representer
Who rocks your music box and breaks down your structure
You fantasize as you visualize me as your dreamlover
With your emotions unplugging your daydream
Face reality reason through MCs inflicting fatalities
Ain't no cap on my salary
I'm gettin' G's if you heard of me's, then you know that we's makin' G's
Let's Xscape with Mariah Carey-ing me to the back
Steady stacking papers smokin' on fat stacks of danks
See, to some I'm a hero, others feel I'm foul
But that's my style
And they don't pay me nor can they fade me
So what I do is keep it true and real for my peeps in that street
Cause to them I'ma always be their baby

Mariah / Xscape:
May we always be together
In the sands 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 never gonna shake me
Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby

You and I will always be
No way, you're never gonna shake me
No way, you're never gonna shake me
You and I will always be
No matter what you do
Matter what you do, baby

You'll always, always
Always, you'll always
Always, always, always
Always, you'll always
Always, always, baby

You'll always be my baby
You'll always be my baby
You're my baby, you're my baby
You'll always be my baby
You'll always be my baby, yeah

Used to be as one
Baby, once upon a time
Everlasting as it seemed
I thought you'd always be mine
Now you want to be free
So I gotta let you fly
But I know in my heart
That our love will never die

Cause you'll always be my baby
Cause you'll always be my baby

Boy don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby
Boy don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby
You're my baby, you're my baby

No, I ain't gonna cry
And I won't beg you to stay
If you get up and leave
I ain't standing in your way
Cause inevitably baby you'll be back again
Cause you know in your heart
That our love will never end

Cause you'll always be my baby
Cause you'll always be my baby

Boy don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby
Boy don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby

Always, always, always, always
Always, always, always, always

You'll always, you'll always, you'll always, you'll always
You'll always, you'll always, you'll always, you'll always
You'll always, you'll always, you'll always, you'll always
You'll always, you'll always, you'll always, you'll always

I know that you and I
I know that you and I
I know that you and I
I know that you and I
I know that you and I
I know that you and I
I know that you and I
We will linger on

I know that you and I
I know that you and I
I know that you and I
We will linger on

Ooh baby, ooh baby, I know that
I know that, I know that
I know that you and I
I know that you and I
I know that you and I
We will linger on...

I know that you and I
I know that you and I
I know that you and I
We will linger on

I know that you and I
I know that you and I
I know that you and I
We will linger on...

No time can't take away our love
No time can't take away our love
No time can't take away our love
No time can't take away our love
No time can't take away our love
No time can't take away our love
No time...

Gonna linger on, gonna linger on, gonna linger on, gonna linger on
Always
Always, always
Always...

You and I will always be
You and I will always be
You and I will always be
You and I will always be
You and I will always be
You and I will always be

Come on baby, come on home
Come on baby, come on, come on
Come on baby, come on home
Come on baby, come on, come home, baby
Why don't you come on home to me baby
Come on baby, come on home
Come on baby, come on, come home
Come on baby, come on home
Come on baby, come on...