"I Only Wanted" as written by Mariah Carey and Lionel Adam Cole....
Doesn't it ever stay
Must it always fade away
Couldn't love ever be
Something tangible and real
Farewell, fair weather friend
Abandonment returns to taunt me again

I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life
For the first time
I only wanted you to be there when I
Opened up my eyes

I was caught in your masquerade
Wish I'd stayed beneath my veil
But it just seemed so easy to
Open up myself to you
Once more into the wind
The embers scatter
And the chill settles in

I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life
For the first time
I only wanted you to be there when I
Opened up my eyes

Oh
I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life
For the first time
I only wanted you to be
The one to get me through that night

I only wanted you
To be there when I
Opened up my eyes
Oh
Doesn't it ever stay?
I only wanted you to
Stay


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"I Only Wanted" as written by Lionel Adam Cole Mariah Carey

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    General CommentI think this song is the third part of a trilogy. Mariah tells a story between three songs on three completely different albums. First, MY ALL (from BUTTERFLY) describes how much she needs and wants to be with a past love. AFTER TONIGHT (from RAINBOW) describes getting her wish and hoping that when the sunrises, he'll still want to be with her and that it wasn't a one-night stand. Finally, I ONLY WANTED (from CHARMBRACELET) describes how the man left her and abandoned her.

    Mariah has never mentioned that these three songs go together, but I think it's perfect. They all have that same sense of longing and yearning with the spanish-influenced melody and guitar. Absolutely brilliant and gorgeous.
    gottawannamottaon June 24, 2007   Link

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