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"Somewhat Loved (There You Go Breakin' My Heart)" is a song by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis featuring Mariah Carey. It was released on June 10th 2021. The song is featured on the Jam and Lewis's debut studio album Jam & Lewis: Volume One which was released on July 9, 2021.[1]


Background[]

According to Mariah, She wrote the song when the Monroe and Moroccan were babies.[2] In addition, Carey stated that "Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis created the perfect blend to encapsulate the feeling I was experiencing back then. Even Roc & Roe said “what took you so long?”

In April 2019, Jimmy Jam revealed via Instagram that he and his work partner Terry Lewis had plans to release their debut album, "Jam & Lewis Vol 1." Even though Jam hinted the LP would drop that year, it wasn’t released until 2021.[3]

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis announced the song on June 2, 2021.[4] In their tweet they stated:

When we started #JamAndLewisVol1 we put a wishlist together of all our favorite artists. The chance to reunite with our friend

@MariahCarey was wishlist fulfillment at its finest

– Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis via Twitter, June 2, 2021

Carey echoed the sentiment in her own statement, saying, "Working with Jimmy & Terry through the years has been one of the greatest creative journeys I've ever taken. It's a great honor for me to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime album!"[5]

Composition[]

Mariah's vocal range spans between a D3-D7 on the track.[6][better source needed]

Critical reception[]

Variety stated that the song "opens with Carey’s silky vocals laid over softly plucked strings before simmering into an upbeat, piano and bass-driven chorus. Of course, Carey’s signature sky-high whistle notes are layered throughout the bridge.[7] You Know I Got Soul stated that the song "is a fun and nostalgic song that features all three tapping into what they do best. The beat change from slow burn to up-tempo jam during the chorus is epic as well."[8]

Retro Pop stated that Mariah "serves sensational vocals" on the song.[9]

Lyric video[]

A lyric video, created by Frank Gryner, was released along with the song on June 10, 2021.[10]

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1: Mariah Carey]
We stood there alone
In that silent corridor
Those unspoken words
Conjure fixation
Capturing me

[Pre-Chorus: Mariah Carey]
(Fell) Helplessly into bliss
Just like Fall things started to switch
And now Spring's everything that I miss
Somewhat loved
The more I thought about you
Was the less I thought about me
And I lost myself in this dream
Somewhat loved

[Chorus: Mariah Carey]
There you go
Breakin' my heart, breakin' my heart
Breakin' my heart again
No such thing as lovers and friends
There you go
Breakin' my heart, breakin' my hеart
Breakin' my heart again
You only live to brеak my heart again

[Verse 2: Mariah Carey]
Spun out of control
In this faithless world I must own
Angel turned his back
And where wings once were
They were no longer intact

[Pre-Chorus: Mariah Carey]
(Fell) Helplessly into bliss
Just like Fall things started to switch (Fall)
And now Spring's everything that I miss
Somewhat loved (only somewhat)
The more I thought about you (the more I thought)
Was the less I thought about me
And I lost myself in this dream
Somewhat loved (only somewhat)

[Chorus: Mariah Carey]
There you go
Breakin' my heart, breakin' my heart
Breakin' my heart again (why you got to go away?)
No such thing as lovers and friends
And there you go
Breakin' my heart, breakin' my heart
Breakin' my heart again
You only live to break my heart again

[Bridge: Mariah Carey]
La la la la
(There you go)
La la la la
(There you go)
Baby
La di da da da
Stay with me

[Chorus: Mariah Carey]
You go
Breakin' my heart, breakin' my heart
Breakin' my heart again
There is no such thing as lovers and friends
There you go
Breakin' my heart, breakin' my heart (I think you do it baby)
Breakin' my heart again
You only live to break my heart again

[Chorus: Mariah Carey]
Breakin' my heart, breakin' my heart
(You're making me go thru things)
Breakin' my heart again
(That I never went thru before)
No such thing as lovers and friends
Oh baby you're breakin'
Breakin' my heart, breakin' my heart
Breakin' my heart again
You only live to break my heart again

[Outro: Mariah Carey]
Breakin' my heart, breakin' my heart
Breakin' my heart again

Audio[]

References[]

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