"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" as written by and Phil Collins....
How can I just let you walk away
Just let you leave without a trace
When I stand here taking
Every breath with you

You're the only one
Who really knew me at all
How can you just walk away from me
When all I can do is watch you leave

'Cause we've shared the laughter and the pain
And even shared the tears
You're the only one
Who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now
Oh there's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me
Just the memory of your face

Take a look at me now
'Cause there's just an empty space
And you coming back to me is against all odds
And that's what I've got to face

I wish I could just make you turn around
Turn around and see me cry
There's so much I need to say to you
So many reasons why
You're the only one
Who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now
'Cause there's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me
Just the memory of your face

Take a look at me now
'Cause there's just an empty space
But to wait for you is
All I can do

And that's what I've got to face
Take a good look at me now
'Cause I'll still be standing here
And you coming back to me is against all odds
That's the chance I've qot to take

Take a look at me now


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"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" as written by Phil Collins

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    General CommentCrappified cover of Phil Collins. Gotta love today's unoriginal pop artists...
    ClioMouseon May 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is awesome! i love mariah she is fabulous and her voice gives me chills its so amazing. this song is really sad yet really true. its like she loves someone so much and something went wrong and it ended and now she wants him back so bad that all she can do is wait cause she doesnt want to give up on him. and shes saying that she messed up so bad and he probably wouldnt want her back but she loves him and real love is patient. way to go mariah!
    angel87kisseson June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLove it much!!! Everytime she sings, she 's really into it. She's like revealing all her personality and passion into the tunes. This song is just fabulous.
    angelfire9on August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the song.. just don't like her version of it. She has a decent voice and I like her other songs.. but Phil Collin's version was definitely better
    pheebgirlon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much! its about a person who as much as she wants to cant get the one they love to come and they know it! I think it fits alot of people, and even though mariah isnt the one who originally sang it, her voice compliments the lyrics very nicely!
    EmOTiONs327on August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like her version of this song. I like the original one much better, but her voice fits perfect to this song.
    Sunnyon August 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, she has a perfect voice, no doubt! But the phil collins version is great too!
    Tasha_007on September 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. never heard the phil collins version. the lyrics are deep and with mariah's voice it makes the song perfect.
    pinklinkinon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love the Phil Collins version, but Mariah recorded this while she was enduring a difficult break-up and you can really feel her passion for the lyrics come through in her voice--this one gives me chills!
    Rizzobabeson October 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song relates to me because the guy i like could be moving and he is the only one who really knows me at all and im gonna have to wait because he reckons he will be back but mean while hes just gonna leave me to rot in this town i wish that somehow he could see if he leaves he will take my soul with him and internally/spiritually i will die.
    forsakenangel25on July 27, 2005   Link

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