THE MARIAH NETWORK

Love Takes Time

"Love Takes Time" was released as Mariah's second single on September 11, 1990. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on its ninth week, remaining at number one for three weeks.

Radio Version

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.