"Bye Bye" as written by Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, Johnta M Austin and Mariah Carey....
This is for my people's who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby, your man or your lady
Put you hand way up high
You will never say bye
(No no no)
Momma's, daddy's, sister's, brother's
Friends, and cousins
This is for my people's who lost their grandmothers
Lift your head up 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 what 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 enormously
And so much more then to say
If you were with me today
Face to face

I never knew I can hurt like this
And everyday life goes on like
I wish I can talk to you for a while
Wish you but try not to cry
As time goes bye

And I'm sure you reached a better place
And still I'd give
The world to see your face
Me right here, next to you
But it's like your 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 was here to celebrate together
I wish that we can spend the holidays together
I remember when you use to tuck me in at night
Or the teddy bear you give me I held so tight
I thought you were so strong
You make it through whatever
It's so hard to accept the fact you gone forever

I never knew I can hurt like this
And everyday life goes on like this
I wish I can talk to you for a while
I miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by

And I'm sure you reached a better place
And I'd still give
The world is in your face
Me right here, next to you
But it's like your 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 people's who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby, your man or your lady
Put you hand way up high
You will never say bye
(No no no)
Momma's, daddy's, sister's, brother's
Friends, and cousins
This is for my people's who lost their grandmothers
Lift your head up to the sky
'Cause we will never say bye

I never knew I can hurt like this
(I never knew it) and everyday (everyday I wish that I)
Life goes on like this (I wish, I wish)
I wish I can talk to you for a while (I wish)
I miss you but I try not to cry (I wish)
As time goes by (As time goes bye)

And I'm sure you reached a better place
And still I'd give
The world to see your face
Me right here, next to you
But it's like your 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

'Cause this is for my peoples that
Just lost somebody (bye-bye bye-bye bye-bye)
This is for everybody (bye-bye bye-bye bye-bye)
Just lift your head to the sky (bye-bye bye-bye bye-bye)
'Cause we will never say bye-bye


Lyrics submitted by ReeSeS, edited by as2895

"Bye Bye" as written by Mariah Carey Mikkel Eriksen

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    General CommentI posted too soon, i thought i'd already included this, so just to add, it reminds me of my great nan,
    ~she was very important to me and this song just hits a nerve when i think about her & hear it
    x-under-pressure-xon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so truthful to everybody. Recently I experienced my first death I've ever gone through and it was somebody I was very close to. My grandfather was very sick and kept so strong just to be able to spend a few more months with us. He was an amazing person and this song puts me into tears because it's so true. I love Mariah Carey and even though most of her songs touch heart, everybody who's ever lost a loved one will absorb this song greatly. I heard this song on the radio and have been looking for it since. It's absolutely phenominal. It's not like an uplifting death song but it shows the true emotions to loosing a loved one. All you want to do is just have one more moment with them, but in the end you have to say good bye... and it's the hardest thing ever.
    TAiA_Tiinkk13on April 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.Although I have not going through the death of someone close to me,I have lost people in my life like my best friend.We haven't talked in months but no one knows how sad I am because I keep it inside.I guess the song could also be about losing someone just in your life.Like someone moving away or something.

    THOUGHTS GOING OUT TO THOSE WHO HAVE LOST SOMEONE!
    xsteadyxasxyouxgoxon April 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm not sure about anyone else, but the first time i heard this song, i cried. its such an emotional song and mariah carey was right on the button with this one.
    brix3on May 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song says it all. it's about losing someone you love and how painful it is...
    sad and depressing yet very wonderful song.
    the essence of this song is just so real.
    hayzeleneon June 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think someone told her exactly what is going on in my life right now, this song is eerily similar to what's happening to me. my grandma died this christmas day and my favorite uncle 2 wks later. "you never got the chance to see how good I’ve done... you never got to see me back at number one" i've done horribly my past 3 yrs of college and she always told me she knew i could do it even till the end this semester i got a 4.0 and she never got to see it. every single line in this song pertains to me, it's so weird and it came along at the perfect time. i didn't really care for mariah carey that much until this song and the timing is perfect. i'm sure everone can relate to this song or will at some point in their life.
    "I wish that you were here to celebrate together
    I wish that we could spend the holidays together". i can't even talk about this song without tearing up. it is AMAZING. and her voice is so pretty it makes it so much better. "I thought you were so strong
    That you can make it through whatever
    It’s so hard to accept the fact you’re gone forever" ugh. every single line in this song even by itself is so meaningful. this is my new favorite song. I play it to everyone I know that hasn't heard it. *sigh*
    iamawriter54on June 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout losing someone in anyway. Death, moving, breaking up. Anyway. It's still sad.
    LilMissSunshineXoXoon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about you don't have to say bye to the people you love who've died or broken up with you. they are only a phone call or a prayer away. its about trying to stay strong through tough times and about excepting the fact that they are gone.
    stefchris34on June 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti experienced my first death also. when i heard this i thought of it as a break up. my grandma died last week -- i cry everytime i hear this song.

    these are my favorite lines:

    I never knew I could hurt like this
    And everyday life goes on like
    I wish I could talk to you for awhile
    I wish I could find a way try not to cry



    it really is tough.
    sireeenon August 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song tells my life. I lost my father at 7 years old i am 12 now and still miss him. I can relate to this song and all the rest of the comments the other people put. I LOVE THIS SONG
    brookeprinon August 18, 2008   Link

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