THE MARIAH NETWORK

Can't Take That Away
(Mariah's Theme)

"Can't Take That Away" was released on June 6, 2000 as a double A-side with "Crybaby." Due to Billboard rules at the time of the song's release, it was not allowed to chart in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Radio Edit
Morales Club Mix
Morales Club Mix Edit
Morales Instrumental
Morales Revival Triumphant Mix

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 and Diane Warren.
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Mariah Carey.

They...

There's a light that shines inside of me
That nobody can touch
No matter what they try to do
No matter what they try to say
So you keep that in mind
When people try to bring you down
Because they can't take it away from you

There's a light that shines inside of me
Shines so brightly
And they can try
So desperately
But they can't take that way from me

Can't take that away from me
Can't take that away from me
They can't take
They can't take
They can't take
They, they

They can say
Anything they want to say
They can do
Anything they want to do
To you

They...

There's a light in my that shines so brightly
They can try
But they can't take away from me
No...
Can't take that away, baby
They can do
What they wanna do
If you let them in
But they won't, they can't
If you cling to your pride
And just push them aside, see

Ain't never gonna take it away, no, no
Ain't never gonna take it away, no, no
Ain't never gonna take it away, no, no
Ain't never gonna take it away, no, no...

Ain't gonna take it away from me
Ain't gonna take it away from me
Ain't gonna take it away from me...

They can't take that way from me
No...
They can't take this
Precious love I'll always have inside me
And certainly the Lord
Will guide me where I need to go

(They...)
I won't be afraid no more
(They...)

Can't take that away from me
Can't take that away from me
They can't take
They can't take
They can't take, take, take

Oh, I won't be afraid no more
Their negative energy
Their negative energy
Said their negative energy
Is not gonna get to me
I'm not gonna let you get the best of me
I'm not gonna let you get the best of me
I'm not gonna let you get the best of me
I'm not gonna let you get the best of me

They can't take my love from me
They can't take my heart from me
They can't take my love from me
They can't take my love from me

See there's a light
That shines brightly
So brightly, so brightly
They can't take that away from me

Oh Lord, they do try (Lord they do try, Lord they do try)
Oh Lord, they do try (They can't take that away from me)

My life, my love, my faith, my dreams, my soul, my heart, my life
My life, my love, my dreams, my faith, my dreams, my heart, my soul, my life

They can't take that away from me
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no

They...

Oh, you're never gonna take my pride
Never gonna take my pride
Never gonna take my heart
Never gonna take my soul
Never gonna get to me
Never gonna touch my heart
Never gonna take my pride
Oh...
You can say what you want, baby
Can't hold me down