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"Can You Hear Me" is the second track from Mariah Carey's eight compilation album, The Rarities. The song which and was penned by Mariah and Barry Mann, and was released on October 2, 2020 through Columbia and Legacy Records.

Background[]

Can You Hear Me was written by Mariah Carey and Barry Mann for the album "Emotions." The reason for the song being scrapped is unknown.

On September 9, 2020 Mariah revealed the track-listing for the compilation album, The Rarities.[1] On the album, "Can You Hear Me" was listed as the second track.

Within the booklet of The Rarities, there is a short quote for each song. The quote for "Can You Hear Me" reads:

Working with the legendary Barry Mann was truly an honor. We recorded this demo in the hopes that La Streisand (a.k.a. Babs) would perform it. That didn’t happen, but I just recently unearthed this rarity – our writing demo – and wanted to share it with you!

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Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
Sometimes I feel so alone and uncertain
Sometimes I don't feel at all
Searching my soul for a reason for living
Needing you here, holding onto me

[Verse 2]
Sometimes I feel like you don't understand me
You'll never know me at all, no, no
Searching your eyes, but you don't really see me
Out of my mind as I call

[Chorus]
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Don't let our love fade away
'Cause I need you
I still need you
Don't let it all fade away

[Verse 3]
Sometimes I try to pretend I'm not hurting
Hide with my face to the wall
Searching my mind for thе reasons you're leaving
Dying insidе as I call

[Chorus]
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Don't let our love fade away
'Cause I need you
I still need you
Don't let it all fade away, oh

[Bridge]
I need to feel you
I long to touch you
I never dreamed we'd end up this way
I'm slowly drowning
My fears surround me
Can't breathe without you
Don't fade away

[Chorus]
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Don't let our love fade away
'Cause I need you
I still need you
Don't let it all fade away

[Outro]
No, don't let it all fade away
No, baby, woo
Don't fade away

References[]

The Rarities
October 2, 2020 • 2:16:25 • Columbia & Legacy Records
Songs
Released All I Live ForCan You Hear MeClose My EyesCool on YouDo You Think Of MeEverything Fades AwayHere We Go Around AgainI PrayLoverboy (Firecracker Original Version)Lullaby of BirdlandMesmerizedOne NightOut Here on My OwnSave The DaySlipping Away
Artists
Mariah CareyLauryn Hill
Emotions
September 17, 1991 • 46:58 • Columbia Records
Songs
Released EmotionsAnd You Don't RememberCan't Let GoMake It HappenIf It's OverYou're So ColdSo BlessedTo Be Around YouTill the End of TimeThe Wind
Scrapped Can You Hear Me
Artists
Mariah Carey
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