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Mariah Carey – Bye Bye – Music Video & Lyrics

"Bye Bye" is the second single of Mariah Carey off her eleventh studio album E=MC². MTV stated that although the song appears to be about her deceased father, Carey "extends this song about death to be for anybody 'who just lost somebody they truly care about and those who lost someone they hate, you still end up either feeling gulity or missing them".


Carey believed that by making “Bye Bye” more open, “everybody could kind of be healed by the song and have their own experience listening to it.

“Bye Bye” debuted at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 as the “Hot Shot Debut”, selling 60,000 downloads, following her performance of the song on American Idol and Oprah. Although it slid to positions #32 and #38 in following weeks, the song has slowly climbed into the top 20, peaking at #19. It currently sits at 22 on The Billboard Hot 100. In New Zealand, Bye Bye debuted at #30 on the RIANZ singles chart and the following week propelled to #16. It is released in the UK on 16th June. It has already charted at an impressive #44, two weeks before it is released.

It has reached #37 on the united world chart, amassing a total of 209,000 points in its three week stay on that chart.

Bye Bye
(Mariah Carey)

This is for my peoples who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby, your man, or your lady
Put your hand way up high
We will never say bye (no, no, no)
Mamas, daddies, sisters, brothers, friends and cousins
This is for my peoples who lost their grandmothers
Lift your head to the sky ’cause we will never say bye

As a child there were them times
I didn’t get it but you kept me in line
I didn’t know why you didn’t show up sometimes
It’s something more than saying “I miss you”
But when we talked too
All them grown folk things
Separation brings
You never let me know it
You never let it show because
You loved me and obviously
There’s so much more left to say
If you were with me today face to face

[Chorus:]
I never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life goes on like
“I wish I could talk to you for awhile”
“I wish I could find a way try not to cry”
As time goes by
And soon as you reach a better place
Still I’ll give the whole world to see your face
And I’m right here next to you
It feels like you gone too soon
The hardest thing to do is say bye bye

(Bye Bye [3x])
Bye bye

And you never got the chance to see how good I’ve done
And you never got to see me back at number one
I wish that you were here to celebrate together
I wish that we could spend the holidays together

I remember when you used to tuck me in at night
With the Teddy Bear you gave to me that I held so tight
I thought you were so strong
That you can make it through whatever
It’s so hard to accept the fact you’re gone forever

[Chorus]

(bye bye bye bye bye bye [3x])
Bye bye

This is for my peoples who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby, your man, or your lady
Put your hand way up high
We will never say bye (no, no, no)
Mamas, daddies, sisters, brothers, friends and cousins
This is for my peoples who lost their grandfather
Lift your head to the sky ’cause we will never say bye

[Chorus]

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