Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme) Lyrics

Mariah Carey

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: James Samuel Iii Harris, Mariah Carey, Terry Steven Lewis
album: Track 2 in album Rainbow
release date: 1999-10-27
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genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul Pop
styles: RnB/Swing/Vocal/Ballad
length: 4:34
producer: Mariah Carey and Jam & Lewis
drums: Shockley
mixer: Steve Hodge
engineer: Dana Jon "Chile D" Chappelle and Steve Hodge
arranger: James Wright
violin: David Mickens, Elsa Nilsson, James Riccardo, Liz Sobieski, Michal Sobieski, John Kennedy, Thomas Kornacker and Brenda Mickens
guitar: Mike Scott
keyboard: James Wright
viola: Alice Preves and Tamas Strasser
oboe: Merilee Klemp
cello: Daryl Skobba and Josh Koestenbaum
background vocals & lead vocals: Mariah Carey
strings arranger: Lee Blaske
drums programming: Xavier Smith
assistant engineer: Brad Yost, Manuel Farolfi, Elliott Blakey, David Ashton, Xavier Smith and Alessandro R.A. Benedetti
instrument: Jam & Lewis
writer: Diane Warren, Mariah Carey

Cover Art

Mariah Carey Rainbow cover art
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They can say anything they want to say
Try to bring me down
But I will not allow
Anyone to succeed
Hanging clouds over me
And they can try hard to make me feel
That I don't matter at all
But I refuse to falter in what I believe or lose faith in my dreams

Cause there's a light in you that shines brightly
They can try but they can't take that away from me

They can do anything they want to you
If you let them in
But they won't ever win if you cling to your pride
And just push them aside
See I have learned
There's an inner peace I own
Something in my soul
That they cannot possess
So I won't be afraid
And the darkness will fade


No they can't take this precious love
I will always have inside me
Certainly the Lord will guide me where I need to go

They can say anything they to say try to bring me down
But I won't face tte clouds I will rise steadily sailing out of their reach

Oh Lord
They do try
Hard to make me feel that I don't matter at all but I refuse to falter
In what I believe or lose faith in my dreams


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