"Underneath The Stars" as written by Mariah Carey and Walter N. Afanasieff....
One summer night
We ran away for a while
Laughing we hurried beneath the sky
To an obscure place to hide
That no one could find

And we drifted to another state of mind
And imagined I was yours and you were mine
As we lay upon the grass
There in the dark
Underneath the stars
Underneath the stars

Weak in the knees
Wrapped in the warm gentle breeze
So shy a bundle of butterflies
Flush with heat of desire
On a natural high

As we drifted to another place in time
And the feeling was so heady and sublime
As I lost my heart in you
There in the dark
Underneath the stars

Beautiful and bitter sweetly
You were fading into me
And I was gently fading into you
But the time went sailing by
Reluctantly we said good bye
And left our secret place so far behind
And I lay in bed all night and I was
Drifting drifting drifting drifting

And imagined I was yours and you were mine
As we lay upon the grass
There in the dark
Underneath the stars
Underneath the stars
Underneath the stars
Underneath the stars
Underneath the stars
Underneath the stars

Underneath the stars, baby, baby


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"Underneath the Stars" as written by Mariah Carey Walter Afanasieff

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    General CommentThis is one of the few songs that I can actually visually picture and feel as she sings. Like I'm using all my senses. One of my favorite songs by her. I just love that its on a summer night and very sweet and pure.
    wish03on January 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the perfect dream, all girls' perfect dream. Cuddling with your man and looking up at the stars. YAY
    PardonMeMrPunkron May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an OK song. It is kind of juvenile though. Nevertheless a good song.
    zacsteron March 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of summer sooo much i LOVE it
    jenna1215on June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperfect description of young love.
    accurateviewon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think maybe my "young" love she means "innocent" love. all she wants is to be near the person....doesn't really know what love takes and what it consists of, but it's fresh and new and beautiful, yet as old as the stars.
    KirstenDanielleon March 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, it does bring the same feeling to me than her songs "The Roof" and "Fourth Of July"...they all make me feel like he's talking about something she cared a lot for, but still didn't last so much...
    And I can relate to all those feelings, discovering the embracing power of love for the first time...reminiscing it once you've grown up and you are apart...
    Gabigson August 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SNG IS ALL ABOUT THE JOY OF YOUNG LOVE BEFORE THE COMPLICATIONS OF SEX EVN CROSSES THE MINDS OF THESE TWO LOVERS!!!!

    GETTING LOST IN THE MOMENT AS TIME SEEMS TO SAIL ON BY........ RELUCTANTLY SAYING BYE BT NT GOODBYE....... LOSING YOUR HEART TO THIS PERSON BT NT YOURSELF....... FEELING LIKE YOU JST WANA BE IN THIS MOMENT 4EVA BT KNOWING THT YOU CNT COZ LYFE DSNT ALLOW TIME TO STND STILL EVN JST FOR 1 MOMENT..... GNG HME AND REVISITING THE MOMENT IN YOUR HEAD OVER AND OVER AGAIN........ A YOUNG PERSONS TRUE OUTLOOK ON LOVE........ JST BEAUTIFUL MC!!!!:-)
    butterflyprince$$on February 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol at the capital letters!!! haha.
    This song is just so beautiful. It is so innocent, magical, pure, pretty, divine, romantic etc!!! I have always loved it so much. The way she sings it is so beautiful. I love mariah so much. I love the daydream album.
    Just braeth-taking!!!!
    daydreamer82on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, and I just love the feeling of being in the early stages of a relationship - this is what this song means to me.. being with a dreamy man, getting lost in your own world with him lol. Ahhhhh... (sighs) What a gorgeous song.
    daydreamer82on June 06, 2007   Link

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