Mariah Carey: Totally One Of Those People Who Takes Meanings From Songs' Titles (And Nothing Else)
Songbird andbutterfly enthusiast
Mariah Careygave birth to twins over the weekend
, and according to reports, the first song she played for the kids was her monster 2005 hit "We Belong Together." OK, it's a much-better-than-fine ballad, and one that certainly is worth a spin at many a pop-song-bereft moment, but it's kind of a bummer way to welcome kids into the world, no? (A reminder of the words that lead into the chorus: "When you left I lost a part of me/ It's still so hard to believe/ Come back baby, please/ 'Cause we belong together." Maybe she's pre-emptively mourning their leaving the nest for college in 2029?)
I was going to say that she could have played them "Always Be My Baby" (above) instead, but, nope, that song's sad too ("Now you want to be free/ So I'm letting you fly/ 'Cause I know in my heart babe/ Our love will never die, no"). So many emotions! (Oh, there's a good pick, maybe?) Who knows, perhaps this is all a prelude to a whole album of tweaked bits of her back catalog--Visions Of Maternal Love: Mariah Carey's Hits, Reimagined As Lullabyes. At the very least, some of the tracks from her canceled 2010 remix album Angel's Advocate could be rescued for the cause.
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