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"Music Box" is the fourth song and title track from Mariah's third album Music Box . it was released on August 31, 1993 through Columbia Records. The song was written and produced by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff.

Critical reception Edit

In Chris Nickson's review of the song he states "the album’s title track continued the ballads. It had a subdued, sighing, contented tone, and such a gentle love song stood tall among Mariah’s compositions. It required a great deal of control to sing properly, to keep the tune’s softness and sweetness without resorting to volume, and at the same time to not go too far the other way and become saccharine. Mariah managed to maintain that delicate balance in a manner that seemed effortless, floating easily above Walter’s keyboards and the shimmer of Michael Landau’s guitars."[1]

Video Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Mariah has never performed this song live
  • Despite being the title track of the album, the song was not released as a single
  • "Music Box" is probably the only song from Mariah's fourth studio album that does not mention the track's title in its lyrics

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]

When I am lost
You shine a light for me
And set me free
When I am low
You wash away my tears
And take me through
The loneliness
And emptiness
Through the darkest night
Somehow I survive
Through it all
[Chorus]
When you tell me I'm the only one you need
Sweet and tenderly
And your love
Breaks away the clouds surrounding me
All I have I want to give to thee
If I should fall
Your love is strong enough to lift me up
If I'm afraid
You chase away my fears
And take me to
A brighter place
Beyond the rain
And I feel alright
'Cause your by my side
Through it all
[Chorus]
You take me through
The loneliness and emptiness
And I feel alright
'Cause your by my side
Through it all
You tell me I'm the only one you need
Sweet and tenderly
And your love
Just breaks away the clouds surround me
And baby all I have I want to give to thee
Want to give you all of my love
Now and forever my love

All I have I want to give to thee

References Edit

  1. Mariah Carey Revisited: The Unauthorized Biography by Chris Nickson (Retrieved June 11, 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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