"Can't Let Go" as written by Mariah Carey and Walter N. Afanasieff....
There you are holding her hand
I am lost
Dying to understand
Didn't I cherish you right
Don't you know you were my life

Even though I try I can't let go
Something in your eyes
Captured my soul
And every night I see you in my dreams
You're all I know
I can't let go

Just cast aside
You don't even know I'm alive
You just walk on by
Don't care to see me cry
And here I am
Still holding on
I can't accept
My world is gone, no no

Even though I try I can't let go
Something in your eyes
Captured my soul
And every night I see you in my dreams
You're all I know
I can't let go

Do you even realize the sorrow I have inside
Everyday of my life
Do you know the way it feels
When all you have just dies
I try and try to deny that I need you
But still you remain on my mind

No I just can't get you out of my mind
I never can say goodbye
'Cause every night
I see you in my dreams

You're all I know
I can't let you go
Even though I try
I can't let go
Something in your eyes
Captured my soul
And every night I see you in my dreams
You're all I know
I can't let go


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"Can't Let Go" as written by Mariah Carey Walter Afanasieff

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentespecially when they kiss another girl right in front of you !!!
    KirstenDanielleon March 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song so much. When I hear it, it always makes me want to cry. This is a very relatable song. I bet almost everyone has experienced this situation!! Yeah, it is soooo hard letting go of someone you love.. someone you can't have. I wonder if you ever completely let go of those you've loved? interesting. Anyway, this is a divine song. Mariah is just phenomenal. I love everything about this song.. the tune of it, the way she sings it, the words.. everything!! this also sounds really sad because it has a very innocent sound to it. It's heart-breaking. There is so much emotion in her voice, it sends shivers down my spine.
    daydreamer1on May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs of all time!!! I think everyone can relate somehow, it's hard letting go of someone you love.
    miss_opinion101on June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOddly enough, this is my favourite song by Carey. The atmosphere and feel of it has a quality no other song I've ever heard has. Its really beautifully sung and the lyrics are exquisite. The theme is easy to relate to and the lyrics express it in a manner which is simply divine. A simply fabulous song.
    Sweuxthon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe think I love the most about this song is its honesty...you can see yourself in that situation, and how it tears your heart apart, with you still wanting him back :( "even though I try, I can't let go"...me neither, Mariah.
    Gabigson August 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis isn't even the right lyrics! These words are wrong!! ALL WRONG!!!!
    Sexy_Maon October 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song... it is one of my favorite songs of all time! Why... because something in his eyes captured my soul... and I can't let go... even though I try... I can't let go! Yes, I need help!!! (:
    mijoison February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds me of the ABBA song "The Winner Takes It All"
    But less accepting of the circumstances the "loser" of the situation
    Is now in.
    TheThornBirdson February 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of Mariah's best songs...especially the version she sings at the MTV Live show in 1990. The melody of this song is beautiful, not to mention her pure vocals - just breathtaking!
    LeighKon October 30, 2012   Link

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