"Can't Take That Away" as written by Mariah Carey and Diane Eve Warren....

They can say,
Anything they want to say
Try to bring me down, but I will not
Allow anyone to succeed hanging clouds over me,
And they can try
How to make me feel that I
Don't matter at all
But I refuse to falter in what I believe or loose faith in my dreams

'Cause there's
There's a light in me
That shines brightly
They can try
But they can't take that away from me
From me

Oh oh
No, no, no, no, no, no

Oh they
They can do
Anything they want to you
If you let them in
But they won't ever win
If you cling to you pride, and just push them aside,
See I,
I have learned
There's an inner peace I own
Something in my soul that they can not possess
Oh I won't be afraid and the darkness will fade

'Cause there's
There's light in me me
That shines brightly, yes
They can try
But they can't take that away from me

No, oh
They can't take this
Precious love I'll always have inside me,
Certainly the Lord will guide me where I need to go

Woah, woah
They can say
Anything they want to say
Try to bring me down
But I won't face the ground
I will rise steadily sailing out of their reach
Although they do try
How to make me feel that I,
Don't matter at all,
But I refuse to fall,
Tell me what I believe or loose faith in my dreams
'Cause there's a light in me
That shines brightly yes

They can try but they can't take that away from
From me
No, no, no, no, no, no

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"Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)" as written by Mariah Carey James Samuel Iii Harris

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    General Commentwtf are you doing here then? why would you take out time to come here and talk bad about someone [who is amazing at what she does] ? and just because you don't like her doesn't mean she is "so un cooooool" fudge off preppy girl!
    Tasha_007on September 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe hold power over ourselves...no matter who may try to break you or make you feel unworthy..if you have love for yourself then they cannot succeed in hurting you.
    wildflower154on June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere are somethings you can never lose unless you lose them in yourself
    kel518on June 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMariah Carey is one of the best singers in the business, alot of ppl I know think so. She has a amazing gift, and if you don't agree, keep it to yourself rather than try to piss her fans off!
    ~*Rocker_Chick*~on September 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song, even though it's inspirational like "Hero", came out of a time of ultimate frustration for Mariah. I don't know if this was due to problems with her record label, or other things, but it is not just another sappy ballad. The message is that with inner-strength, you can overcome anything. Not only does Mariah write about it, but she's a living example of faith and perserverance, which is why the song means more to fans than to people who know nothing about Mariah except the things the media makes up.
    EyesOnlyon March 31, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with EyesOnly, this song is about Mariahs frustrations with people not accepting her as she is, they judge her before they know her background. Mariahs one of the least superficial artists i know out there, being a huge fan of hers I understand her in that way and I know that she is a fighter and she is very talented. This song is beautiful and I salute Mariah once more for a power ballad.
    EcHOinMYeARon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwateva u think think of her as a person, this woman has an unbelievable voice, and stage presence of very few. shes one of a kind.
    torrance21on December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song roxx and makes me cry while giving me power. Unbelievable...
    VaLeSoFion December 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmariah is one of the very few pop stars that understands about technique. there is so much more to singing than just belting it out and using lots of vibrato and embellishment. in case you didn't notice, charisma, this woman has a fucking 3 1/2 octave range. now that takes talent. i'm more of a metal head/classic rock oriented person so it's rare for some one like me to like Mariah Carey, yet somehow she breaks through to the other side. i don't see how anyone couldn't like her, if not for her personality, then simply for her amazing voice.
    KirstenDanielleon March 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song takes your breath away...it's inspiring and sad at the same time, I remember listening to it and cry thinking I wish I could feel that way, when I remain so weak at the critics that I receive.
    At the end of the song, when she sings "there's a light in me that shines brightlyyyyyyyyyyy..."...it's very hard not to cry after that...
    Gabigson August 12, 2005   Link

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