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Alone in Love is the seventh track on Mariah Carey's self-titled debut studio album. It was released on June 12, 1990 through Columbia Records

Background[]

'Alone in Love" was written at Mariah's mother piano at what she describes as being the "shack." While recording demos in the studio, Mariah struck a deal in which she would sing demos for a guy if he let her work on her own. She then began learning how to experiment with her songs. She did dance tracks which all had different sounds. 'Alone in Love" was one of the first tracks on Mariah's demo. A version of the song eventually made it onto Mariah's debut album and she describes it as remaining one of her favorites.

Critical reception[]

"All in Your Mind" led into “Alone in Love,” a Rhett Lawrence-produced ballad. Other than the synthesized instrumentation, this seemed, like the previous track, almost out of place on a nineties record, having far more the feel of a timeless standard. That could actually be said for much of Mariah Carey; the basis of its music was not in contemporary fads and fashions, but rather the material looked backward for its inspiration, to soul, some jazz, and especially gospel. In that regard, its success definitely bucked the trend, and sent a hopeful song for the future.

Live performances[]

Mariah sang a snippet of the song while reading her memoir via Audible.

Video[]

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Alone In Love

Alone in Love - Album Version

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Mariah Carey - Alone in Love (lyrics on screen)

Alone in Love - Lyrics Video

Lyrics[]

[Chorus]

Swept me away
But now I'm lost in the dark
Set me on fire
But now I'm left with a spark
Alone you got beyond the haze and
I'm lost inside the maze
I guess I'm all alone in love

[Verse 1]
I look into your eyes
You turn the other way
And now I realize
It's all a game you play

[Verse 2]
I hold you in the night
And wake to find you gone
You're running out of sight
It's so hard holding on
All alone in love

[Chorus]
Swept me away
But now I'm lost in the dark
Set me on fire
But now I'm left with a spark
Alone you got beyond the haze and
I'm lost inside the maze
I guess I'm all alone in love

[Verse 3]
You haunt me in my dreams
I'm calling out your name
I watch you fade away
Your love is not the same

[Verse 4] I figured out your style
To quickly drift apart
You held me for a while
Planned it from the start
All alone in love

[Verse 5]
Sitting in the dark without you
How am I supposed to make it through the night
Slowly fall apart without you
Cry away the hours 'till the morning light

[Chorus]
Swept me away
But now I'm lost in the dark
Set me on fire
But now I'm left with a spark
Alone you got beyond the haze and
I'm lost inside the maze

I guess I'm all alone in love

Trivia[]

  • "Alone in Love" is the seventh track from Mariah's debut album
  • The song was produced by Rhett Lawrence
  • Mariah has never performed this song live (in its entirety)
  • Mariah mentions this song in the "Alone in Love" chapter of her memoir
  • Mariah started writing Alone in Love in high school.

See also[]

Mariah Carey
Songs"Vision of Love" · "There's Got to Be a Way" · "I Don't Wanna Cry" · "Someday" · "Vanishing" · "All in Your Mind" · "Alone in Love" · "You Need Me" · "Sent From Up Above" · "Prisoner" · "Love Takes Time"
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