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“Everything Fades Away” is one of the two international bonus tracks recorded by Mariah Carey for her third studio album, Music Box.”  The song was written and produced by Mariah and Walter Afanasieff. It was released on August 31, 1993 through Columbia Records and serves as a B-side to Hero.[1]

Live performances Edit

Mariah along with her background singers performed a snippet of the song during the fourth leg of "The Butterfly Returns" residency. [2] On March 1, 2020, Mariah posted a YouTube video of herself and background singers singing the background vocal harmonies of the song during rehearsals.[3] She was joined by Daniel Moore, Trey Lorenz, Maryann Tatum, Takeytha Johnson and special guest JoJo.[3]

Video Edit

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1: Mariah Carey]

Baby don't tell me you miss me, you love me
Don't whisper gently that you can't forget me
Tonight, tonight
'Cause I've heard it all before
Just turn away, don't play that game
Baby I don't want to anymore

[Chorus: Mariah Carey]
Let it all fade away
Don't you know that love is gone?
It's too late
Everything fades away
Nothing ever stays the same
Baby, no, no, no

[Verse 2: Mariah Carey]
Don't tell me you're sorry you hurt me
How many times can I give in?
How many battles can you win?
Oh, don't beg for mercy
Tonight, tonight
'Cause I can't take anymore
Just turn around, don't break me down
Baby I don't love you like before

[Chorus: Mariah Carey]
Let it all fade away
Don't you know that love is gone?
It's too late
Everything fades away
Nothing ever stays the same, baby

[Bridge 1: Will Downing]
So hard for me to let you go
Don't leave me standing in the cold
Oh, baby give me one more chance
I know that we can make it last

[Bridge 2: Will Downing]
Just let me love you one more time
Girl I don't wanna lose my mind
So hard for me to let you go
So hard for me to let you go

[Chorus: Mariah Carey]
Let it all fade away (why don't you?)
Love is gone, it's too late
(The love is gone baby, it's too late)
Everything fades away
Nothing ever stays the same
Baby, nothing ever stays the same

[Chorus: Mariah Carey]
Let it all fade away
Love is gone, it's too late
(The love is gone baby, it's too late)
Everything fades away
(Every, everything, fades away)
Nothing ever stays the same, baby

[Outro: Mariah Carey]
It only fades, it only fades
Only fades, it only fades
Baby don't tell me you miss me, you love me
It only fades, it only fades
Only fades, it only fades
Baby don't tell me you miss me, you love me
It only fades, it only fades
Only fades, it only fades
Baby don't tell me you miss me, you love me
It only fades, it only fades
Only fades, it only fades

Baby don't tell me you miss me

Trivia Edit

  • Mariah described the song as "one of her favorites" on February 29, 2020 during her "The Butterfly Returns" residency.[2]
  • This song is the first bonus track that Mariah released
  • "Everything Fades Away" is the first bonus track of the Music Box album.[4]

References Edit

  1. Hero - Wikipedia article (retrieved June 15, 2020)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mariah Carey - Everything Fades Away (Live at Caesars Palace) (Feb 29, 2020)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mariah Carey - "Everything Fades Away" - Backstage Rehearsals (with JoJo)
  4. Music Box - Wikipedia article (retrieved June 15, 2020)
Music Box
August 31, 1993 • 42:01 • Columbia Records
Songs
Released All I've Ever WantedAnytime You Need a FriendDreamloverHeroI've Been Thinking About YouJust to Hold You Once AgainMusic BoxNever Forget YouWithout You
Bonus Everything Fades AwayHeroeDo You Think Of Me
Artists
Mariah Carey
Tour
Music Box Tour
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