Mariah Carey - I Only Wanted Lyrics




Doesn't it ever stay
Must it always fade away
Couldn't love ever be
Something tangible and real
Farewell, fairweather friend
Abandonment returns to taunt me again

I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life
For the first time
I only wanted you to be there when I
Opened up my eyes

I was caught in your masquerade
Wish I'd stayed beneath my veil
But it just seemed so easy to
Open up myself to you
Once more into the wind
The embers scatter
And the chill settles in

I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life
For the first time
I only wanted you to be there when I
Opened up my eyes

Oh
I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life
For the first time
I only wanted you to be
The one to get me through that night

I only wanted you
To be there when I
Opened up my eyes
Oh
Doesn't it ever stay?
I only wanted you to
Stay





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Mariah Carey I Only Wanted Comments
  1. JasonicaPR

    This is one of few songs that I actually enjoy from that album. Beautiful, so heartfelt,heartbreaking song, and beautiful, really emotional vocals.

  2. Noah Baiza

    Let's get this gem to #1 next. Lol

  3. Antonellina Cortese

    Ho sempre adorato mariah e questa è una delle canzoni che preferisco

  4. kheri spice

    Love it

  5. J Q

    Irmã das também lindas, After Tonight e My all.

    Allyson Jonny

    J Q Todas são irmãs. rs

  6. Sofia Veto Sisi

    I only wanted the live sweet

  7. K Say

    I absolutely love this song!!!!

  8. Taylor Harris

    Mariah such a clever writer. I heard a bit of harmony from her former song " After Tonight" in this as well as "My All" so amazing. Only obsessed Mimi fans would hear and catch it. Where are my true Mariah Fans stand up!!!!

    A lexa Mcbride

    Taylor Harris these songs are actually trilogy

  9. Saman Shafiezadeh

    Such a touching song
    Used to listen and cry to it after my breakup

  10. Kathy Schmitt

    The one and only mariah!! 💗💗

  11. Kenny Storm

    💗💗💗HERMOSA 💗💗💗

  12. Romani Gypsy

    This song is the story of my life

  13. Bleach fire

    What a beautiful song! SO UNDERRATED

  14. faithoffaith

    Her tone on the Charmbracelet was so angelic! Plus her vocabulary is outstanding!! 💖

  15. RebeckaGllitter França

    My predilet song of Charmabracelet , Im from Brazil , Im from Natal <3

    Allyson Jonny

    RebeckaGllitter França 😍

  16. Hayle Owens

    Doesn't it ever stay
    Must it always fade away
    Couldn't love ever be
    Something tangible and real
    Farewell, fair weather friend
    Abandonment returns to taunt me again
    I only wanted you to stay
    Linger and mean the words you said
    Foolishly I romanticized
    Someone was saving my life
    For the first time
    I only wanted you to be there when I
    Opened up my eyes
    I was caught in your masquerade
    Wish I'd stayed beneath my veil
    But it just seemed so easy to
    Open up myself to you
    Once more into the wind
    The embers scatter
    And the chill settles in
    I only wanted you to stay
    Linger and mean the words you said
    Foolishly I romanticized
    Someone was saving my life
    For the first time
    I only wanted you to be there when I
    Opened up my eyes
    Oh
    I only wanted you to stay
    Linger and mean the words you said
    Foolishly I romanticized
    Someone was saving my life
    For the first time
    I only wanted you to be
    The one to get me through that night
    I only wanted you
    To be there when I
    Opened up my eyes
    Oh
    Doesn't it ever stay?
    I only wanted you to
    Stay

    Faisal Rifal

    thx 4 the lyrics

    vexx con

    Thank you.

  17. Menino Lê

    I'm in heaven right now! What a voice! Love this song!!!! Love Mariah

  18. Victor Rezende

    That high note at 3:01 was incredible!

  19. mickeyFful

    Wow! Separuh Matiku Bercinta - Dayang Nurfaizah ! Malaysian version of I only wanted.

  20. Leandro Cruz

    I don't like the songs she picked as singles in this era. This one would have been a better single choice althoug it's too similar to My all.

    Olly Brown

    Leandro Cruz that's the point. "My All", "After Tonight" & "I Only Wanted" go together in telling a story.

    K Say

    The record company usually decides what's a single

    Louka Deshaies

    True! "Charmbracelet" is such a masterpiece! "My Saving Grace" & "The One" definitely should’ve been singles!

  21. maryam mure

    the song her voice omg one word perfection🌸🌸🌸

  22. Nival Rumagit

    i'm having goosebumps from the first time she started singing until the next minute.

  23. doris romero

    I grew up with her song :) I still listen to this day! :)

  24. Butterfly12

    My favorite song from the "Charmbracelet" album.
    So beautiful ballad.

    fix

    My favorite Mariah Carey song ever. Love this song, My All and After Tonight. All 3 sounds very similar.

    Romani Gypsy

    Butterfly12 mines too i adore this song

    vexx con

    @fix they are trilogies.

    fix

    @vexx con I know

  25. TheFamilitchiChannel

    Her voice conveys so much emotion.

    fix

    I always view her as very stiff on stage. But I can really2 feel her emotions when she sings latin songs. Love latin Mariah so much. Her voice fits these kind of music so much and her emotions was superb