Song Lyric Sunday | “Always Be My Baby” – Mariah Carey

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is Baby.

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For me, Mariah Carey has two distinct sounds I like to call Old Mariah and New Mariah. I’m not a fan of New Mariah, who started showing up with the release of Carey’s tenth album, E=MC² in 2008. To me, she chose image over sound and her subsequent releases didn’t do justice to that powerful voice that put her squarely in music history.

But up to that point? WOW!

Released in early 1995, Always Be My Baby became Mariah Carey’s eleventh chart topper on the US Billboard Hot 100, tying her with Madonna and Whitney Houston for most number-one singles for a female artist at the time.

A mid-tempo song, its lyrics describe the feeling of attachment and unity the singer feels towards her estranged lover, even though they are no longer together, she says he will always be a part of her and will “always be her baby” even after they move on.

 

FUN FACTS

    • Always Be My Baby spent two weeks at number one and also became Carey’s eighth chart-topper on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart.
    • Mariah Carey directed the music video for Always Be My Baby.
    • Most scenes from the video were filmed at The Fresh Air Fund’s Camp Mariah, named after Carey for her generous support and dedication to Fresh Air Fund children.
    • Carey is Referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” by the Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for Nesie’s Place!

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Always Be My Baby

by Mariah Carey

Songwriters: Jermaine Dupri / Manuel Lonnie Seal / Mariah Carey
We were as one babe
For a moment in time
And it seemed everlasting
That you would always be mine
Now you wanna be free
So I’m letting you fly
‘Cause I know in my heart babe
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 babe
Our love will never end, 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 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, 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’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

 

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