Mariah Carey - Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now) Lyrics

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How can I just let you walk away,
Just let you leave without a trace,
When I'm standing taking every breath,
With you, ooohhh,
You're the only one who really knew me,
At all.

How can you just walk away from me,
When all I can do is watch you leave,
Cause we shared the laughter and the pain,
And even shared the tears,
You're the only one who really knew me at all.

So take a look at me now,
There's just an empty space,
There's nothing left here to remind me,
Just the memory of your face,
So take a look at me now,
There's just an empty space,
If you're coming back to me it's against the odds,
And that's what I've got to face.

I wish I could just make you turn around,
Turn around and see me cry,
There's so much I need to say to you,
So many reasons why,
You're the only one who really knew me at all.

So take a look at me now,
There's just an empty space,
There's nothing left here to remind me,
Just the memory of your face,
So take a look at me now,
So there's just an empty space,
But to wait for you is all I can do,
When that's what I've got to face.

Take a good look at me now,
Cause I'll be standing here,
(Mark: Standing here)
And you coming back to me is against the odds,
And that's the chance I've got to take.

Got to take
Got to take

Ooh
Take a look at me now

Take a look at me now.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Heartbreaker
  • 2 Can’t Take That Away (Mariah’s theme)
  • 3 Bliss
  • 4 How Much
  • 5 After Tonight
  • 6 X-Girlfriend
  • 7 Heartbreaker (remix)
  • 8 Vulnerability (interlude)
  • 9 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
  • 10 Crybaby
  • 11 Did I Do That?
  • 12 Petals
  • 13 Rainbow (interlude)
  • 14 Thank God I Found You


  • Credits
    publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Phil Collins
    album: Track 9 in album Rainbow
    release date: 1999-10-27
    popularity : 519 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: RnB/Swing/Vocal/Ballad
    length: 3:25
    producer: Mariah Carey, Steve McCutcheon and Jam & Lewis
    mixer: Steve McCutcheon and Steve Hodge
    engineer: Dana Jon "Chile D" Chappelle and Steve Hodge
    violin: John Kennedy, Elsa Nilsson, Brenda Mickens, David Mickens, Thomas Kornacker, Michal Sobieski and James Riccardo
    background vocals: Westlife
    guitar: Mike Scott and Paul Gendler
    additional background vocals: Wayne Hector and Mary Ann Tatum
    keyboard: Steve McCutcheon and James Wright
    viola: Tamas Strasser and Alice Preves
    cello: Josh Koestenbaum and Daryl Skobba
    strings: Richard Niles
    lead vocals & background vocals: Mariah Carey
    strings arranger: Lee Blaske
    drums programming: Xavier Smith
    assistant engineer: Manuel Farolfi, Xavier Smith, Brad Yost and Alessandro R.A. Benedetti
    instrument: Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam and Jam & Lewis
    arranger: Mariah Carey
    composer: Phil Collins
    lyricist: Phil Collins
    Album Information
    label: SME Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988009222219
    script: Latin