"Vanishing" as written by Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies....
If I could recapture
All of the memories
And bring them to life
Surely I would
Hear the distant laughter
Wasn't it you and me
Surviving the night
You're fading out of my sight
Swiftly

You're vanishing
Drifting away
You're vanishing

Oh, I was so enraptured
No sensibility
To open my eyes
I misunderstood
Now you're fading faster
It's suddenly hard to see
You're taking the light
Letting the shadows inside
Swiftly

You're vanishing
Drifting away
You're vanishing, oh

You're vanishing
Drifting away
You're vanishing, oh

Reaching out into the distance
Searching for spirits of the past
Just a trace of your existence to grasp
And if somehow I could recapture
All of the memories
And bring them to life
Lord knows I would
But now you're fading faster
Getting so hard to see
Taking the light
Letting the darkness inside
Swiftly

You're vanishing
Drifting away
You're vanishing, oh

You're vanishing
Drifting so far away
Oh, (vanishing) vanishing, oh yeah (vanishing) away


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    General CommentI love this song. She's my favorite artist so I guess its only fitting that she sing my favorite song. It's not just the depth of the words but the emotions behind them. I'm so glad the track isn't convuluted with some funky beats and soaring orchestras. It's just Mariah wishing for all the lovers out there that we could go back to the good and just stay there.
    Spanky03on October 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the simplicity of just her voice and the piano- really haunting.
    bluegemstoneon August 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the simplicity of just her voice and the piano- really haunting.
    bluegemstoneon August 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone of mariah's most underrated songs..amazing vocals, emotion, passion. definitely should've been released as a single!
    crash0on December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAn absolutely incredible song - its phenomenal. Yeah I love the piano and just her vocals.. amazing, and yeah it is kinda haunting. Her vocal range is just out of this world.. and it's so evident in this song!!! She's beyond talented!!! yeah this song is underrated sadly. I'll always love this song.. its just so powerful, emotional, its incredible.
    daydreamer82on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLyrically, it's about naturally letting go and forgetting about an ex; although, from time to time memories appear and it makes it a challenge to move on. Towards the end, the lyrics show that this person still wants to hold on, but can't help it no longer. The past will eventually vanish.

    To me, it's about the heart and brain disagreeing and not knowing which one to listen to. In this case, the brain is ready to move on and the heart is still holding onto good times. Eventually at the end of the song this person moves on, which is probably the best thing to do.
    itsMARkDon August 17, 2011   Link

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