THE MARIAH NETWORK

Bye Bye

Released as the second single from Mariah's "E=MC²" album on April 15, 2008, "Bye Bye" peaked at number nineteen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Instrumental
Radio Edit
Remix featuring Jay-Z
Remix Instrumental
Remix featuring Akon & Lil Wayne

This is for my people who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby, your man or your lady
Put your hand way up hi
We will never say bye
Mamas, daddys, sisters, brothers, friends and cousins
This is for my people who lost their grandmothers
Lift your head to the sky
Cause we will never say bye

As a child there were them times
I didn't get it but you kept me in line
I didn't know why you didn't show up sometimes
On sunday mornings and I missed you
But I'm glad we talked through
All them grown folk things
Separation brings
You never let me know it
You never let it show
Because you loved me and obviously
There's so much more left to say
If you were with me today face to face

Never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life rolls on I
Wish I could talk to you for a while
Miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by

And it's true that you've reached a better place
Still I'd give the world to see your face
And be right here next to you
But it's like you're gone too soon
Now the hardest thing to do is say bye bye

Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye

And you never got a chance
To see how good I've done
And you never got to see me
Back at number one
I wish that you were here
To celebrate together
I wish that we could spend
The holidays together
I remember when you used to
Tuck me in at night
With the teddy bear you gave me
That I held so tight
I thought you were so strong
You'd make it through whatever
It's so hard to accept the fact
You're gone forever

I never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life rolls on I
Wish I could talk to you for a while
Miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by

And it's true that you've
Reached a better place
Still I'd give the world
To see your face
And be right here next to you
But it's like you're gone too soon
Now the hardest thing to do
Is say bye bye

Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye

This is for my peoples
Who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby,
Your man or your lady
Put your hand way up hi
We will never say bye
Mamas, daddys, sisters, brothers,
Friends and cousins
This is for my peoples
Who lost they grandmothers
Lift your head to the sky
Cause we will never say bye, bye

Never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life rolls on I
Wish I could talk to you for a while
Miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by

And it's true that you've
Reached a better place
Still I'd give the world
To see your face
And be right here next to you
But it's like you're gone too soon
Now the hardest thing to do
Is say bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye...


Lyrics and music: M. Carey, M. S. Eriksen, T. E. Hermansen, J. Austin.
Produced by Stargate and Mariah Carey.

Mariah (Akon):
This is for my people who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby, your man or your lady
Put your hand way up high (Put 'em way up high)
We will never say bye (Never say goodbye)
Mamas, daddys, sisters, brothers, friends and cousins
This is for my people who lost their grandmothers
Lift your head to the sky (Lift 'em way up high)
Cause we will never say bye (Never say goodbye)

Akon:
I know, I know you're gone, I know I'll see you again
One thing that I can promise, we gon' meet up again
Hopefully up in heaven, praying that I'm forgiven
For everything that I've done, and that I forgot to mention
It feel so bad to be without my homie
And every since you've been absent I've been so lonely
Why does life cycle around like a trophy
Even though somebody took the time to warn me
That you can't be with me and it's just crazy
And everyday I'm wishing that you'd come save me
And I know a man ain't supposed to cry
It's taken all the strength in my soul to say goodbye

Mariah (Akon):
Bye bye bye bye bye bye (Say goodbye)
Bye bye bye bye bye bye (Say goodbye)
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye (Say goodbye)

And you never got a chance
To see how good I've done
And you never got to see me
Back at number one
I wish that you were here
To celebrate together
I wish that we could spend
The holidays together
I remember when you used to
Tuck me in at night
With the teddy bear you gave me
That I held so tight
I thought you were so strong
You'd make it through whatever
It's so hard to accept the fact
You're gone forever

I never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life rolls on I
Wish I could talk to you for a while
Miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by

And it's true that you've
Reached a better place
Still I'd give the world
To see your face
And be right here next to you
But it's like you're gone too soon
Now the hardest thing to do
Is say bye bye

Bye bye bye bye bye bye Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye

Lil Wayne:
How come they call it goodbye
How come the good die
See I just get high and think of the good times
That I had with my pops, he was a good guy
How come the good die
As I protect my mother
'Cause I'm her oldest son
And there are different worlds
And we in the coldest one
Which one did granny go to
And why do death come
As my baby ask where do babies come from
I tell her where, I tell her why
I'll tell her I love her until I tell her bye
And whenever I shall ever die
I hope you celebrate it
I hope you never hate it
And they say heaven's gated
But I think I know the code
And let's get your life right
By the end of the road
That's why I drive alone down memory lane
So if I crash I hope y'all remember Wayne, goodbye

Mariah:
Never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life rolls on I
Wish I could talk to you for a while
Miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by

And it's true that you've
Reached a better place
Still I'd give the world
To see your face
And be right here next to you
But it's like you're gone too soon
Now the hardest thing to do
Is say bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye...

Jay-Z:
Every time the guns go blast
Another day goes past
I don't miss my dogs
I'm wishing the days could go fast
So I can crash, close my eyes
Try to go to sleep and bring you back
But I can't bring you back
No, can't bring you back
So I back back memories of us acting bad
Wish time could freeze but our time is up
And I promise you I'ma hold it down till it's my time to leave
And I'm OK
I mean I'm alright, I'm not OK
And it hurts my soul I won't see your face
But if you truly are in a better place
Like what they say then it's ok, I'll be alright
I've been up all night like if I didn't with my nigga to be living with the time tick-tick-ticking away
So forever I'm forever in search of yesterday (Yesterday)
Yesterday, like The Beatles' song
I close my eyes, repeat the song
Tryn'a bring us back to where we belong
Middle of the club when B was on
I tear when I hear the song
Blowing on stank like Cheech and Chong
Going back before
So when I meet the don you should know
I meet way back with my dog when I go
So when times says goodbye y'all say hello

Mariah:
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye

And you never got a chance
To see how good I've done
And you never got to see me
Back at number one
I wish that you were here
To celebrate together
I wish that we could spend
The holidays together
I remember when you used to
Tuck me in at night
With the teddy bear you gave me
That I held so tight
I thought you were so strong
You'd make it through whatever
It's so hard to accept the fact
You're gone forever

I never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life rolls on I
Wish I could talk to you for a while
Miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by

And it's true that you've
Reached a better place
Still I'd give the world
To see your face
And be right here next to you
But it's like you're gone too soon
Now the hardest thing to do
Is say bye bye

Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye

This is for my peoples
Who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby,
Your man or your lady
Put your hand way up hi
We will never say bye
Mamas, daddys, sisters, brothers,
Friends and cousins
This is for my peoples
Who lost they grandmothers
Lift your head to the sky
Cause we will never say bye, bye

Never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life rolls on I
Wish I could talk to you for a while
Miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by

And it's true that you've
Reached a better place
Still I'd give the world
To see your face
And be right here next to you
But it's like you're gone too soon
Now the hardest thing to do
Is say bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye...