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When I Saw You is the seventh track from Mariah's fifth studio album Daydream. The song was written and produced by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff and released on October 23, 1995.

Critical reception[]

Author Chris Nickson gave a positive review of the song in his book Mariah Carey Revisited. He states:

“When I Saw You,” cowritten with Walter, showed she hadn’t lost her touch. About love at first sight, it rang with hope, and offered a reminder of just how powerful her voice could be when she chose to unleash it.[1]

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]

Soft heavenly eyes gazed into me
Transcending space and time
And I was rendered still
There were no words for me to find at all
As I stood there beside myself
I could see you and no one else

[Chorus]
When I saw you
When I saw you
I could not breathe
I fell so deep
Oh, when I saw you
When I saw you
I'd never be
I'd never be the same

[Verse 2]
Only once in a lifetime love rushes in
Changing you with the tide
And dawn's ribbon of light
Bursts through the dark
Wakening you inside
And I thought it was all untrue
Until there all at once I knew

[Chorus]
When I saw you
When I saw you
I could not breathe
I fell so deep
Oh, when I saw you
When I saw you
I'd never be
I'd never be the same

[Bridge]
With no beginning and
Without an end
You are the one for me
And it's evident
And your eyes told me so
And your eyes let me know

[Chorus]
When I saw you
When I saw you
I could not breathe
I fell so deep
Oh, when I saw you
When I saw you
I'd never be
I'd never be the same

[Outro]
Oh no

Never be the same

References[]

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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