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Long Ago is the eight track from Mariah's fifth studio album, Daydream. The song was written and produced by  Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri & Manuel Seal and released on October 3, 1995 through Columbia Records.[1]

Critical reception[]

In his book, Mariah Carey Revisited, author Chris Nickson stated the following about the song:

From there, it was a quick return to hip-hop/R&B territory with “Long Ago,” where Mariah let her voice slide like silk over an insistent bassline. Her second collaboration with Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal in writing, arrangement, and production, it could easily have been Daydream’s fourth single, with a nagging chorus and a sliding instrumental hook.[2]

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]

Once upon a time, you whispered softly in my ear
Loving words and fairy tales that I longed to hear
I gave you my body and soul and you took control
As you slowly swept me up and carried me away

[Pre-Chorus]
You told me pretty lies
As I held onto you tight
You knew how to get your way
Ignorance was bliss in your warm embrace

[Chorus]
Long ago, you used to want me
Now it's all so far away (Now it's all so far, so far)
But you still haunt me
And take me back to yesterday

[Verse 2]
Every now and then I drown in thoughts of yesterday
And the fool's paradise that you blew away
I feel you beside me again and remember when
You came to my window on a dark and stormy day

[Pre-Chorus]
Baby, I need you now (I need you, baby, right now)
'Cause tonight I'm crumbling down
Sinking in the memories
Shadows of you keep washing over me

[Chorus]
Long ago, you used to want me
Now it's all so far away (Now it's all so far)
But you still haunt me
(You still haunt me, you still haunt me, yes you do, baby)
Long ago you used to want me
Now it's all so far away
But you still haunt me (Haunt me)
Take me back to yesterday

[Bridge]
So long ago, so long ago, so long ago
So long ago, so long ago, so long ago
So long ago, so long ago, so long ago

[Pre-Chorus]
Baby, I need you now (Oh, I need you right now, boy)
'Cause tonight I'm crumbling down
Sinking in the memories
Shadows of you keep washing over me

[Chorus]
Long ago, you used to want me
Now it's all so far away
But you still haunt me
And take me back to yesterday
Long ago, you used to want me
Now it's all so far away
But you still haunt me
So long ago
Long ago, you used to want me
Now it's all so far away

But you still haunt me

References[]

  1. "Long Ago" Genius Article - retrieved 8/3/20
  2. Scribd: Mariah Carey Revisited - retrieved 8/3/20
Daydream
October 3, 1995 • 46:29 • Columbia Records
Songs
Released Always Be My BabyDaydream Interlude (Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix)FantasyForeverI Am FreeLong AgoLooking InMelt AwayOne Sweet DayOpen ArmsUnderneath the StarsWhen I Saw You
Bonus El Amor Que SoñéFantasy (Def Club Mix)Slipping Away
Artists
Mariah CareyBoyz II Men
Tour
Daydream World Tour
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