"Love Takes Time" as written by Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies....
I had it all
But I let it slip away
Couldn't see that I treated you wrong
Now I wander around
Feeling down and cold
Trying to believe that you're gone

Love takes time
To heal when you're hurting so much
Couldn't see that I was blind
To let you go
I can't escape the pain
Inside
'Cause love takes time
I don't want to be here
I don't wanna be here alone

Losing my mind
From this hollow in my heart
Suddenly I'm so incomplete
Lord I'm needing you now
Tell me how to stop the rain
Tears are falling down endlessly

Love takes time
To heal when you're hurting so much
Couldn't see that I was blind
To let you go
I can't escape the pain
Inside
'Cause love takes time
And I don't want to be here
I don't wanna be here alone

You might say that it's over
You might say that you don't care
You might say you don't miss me
You don't need me
But I know that you do and I feel that you do inside

Love takes time
To heal when you're hurting so much
Couldn't see that I, I was so blind
To let you go
I can't escape the pain
Inside
'Cause love takes time
I don't want to be there
I don't wanna be there alone


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    General Commenti couldnt relate to this song more... its obvious what the song is about.. its a sucky feeling :(
    baberz101on August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe last verse is me all the way- you may say you dont need me but i know that you do
    Davematthewsgrl7on March 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhattt

    this is a great song and great vocal performance from Mariah....her best song imo
    daddioon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI could relate to this song. It reminded me of my 8th grade Christmas dance and no girl would dance with me. I was so depressed, but this song made me fell alot better.
    kyem2010on December 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMariah's best song in my opinion. Wow. This song is just so incredible. I love EVERYTHING about it! I can relate to this song so much. I love the power and emotion in her voice. This will always be my all-time favourite song. You can really feel the 'hollow' in her heart. I know the feeling.
    daydreamer1on May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always liked that this song came after "Prisoner" on the cd. It's kind of like after the drama of the break up dies down, and after she's gotten to think about things a bit, she thinks... Well maybe I was wrong...
    halfaliveon March 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOnce upon a time there lived a sad young boy
    One day he met a very beautiful girl who opened up to him
    And he opened up to her
    For a while they saw each other every day
    But somewhere along the line they stopped
    And he did nothing
    And she started visiting him again, every sunday
    But one day she stopped again
    And he never thought she was seeing if he'd come to her
    He just figured she no longer cared

    Maybe she didn't

    But either way that boy is sorry now.
    TheThornBirdson February 13, 2009   Link

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