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My Favorite Song Ever…

Growing up, when I first heard this song in the eighth grade, in 1998 it spoke to my SOUL…in such a great way. Praise The LORD God ALMIGHTY! God knew why that song meant so much to me then.

Now, thanks to the moving of The Holy Spirit and His revealing of things, I understand why this song always resonated with me so well. More to come on that in the future as The Lord leads…Lord willing. I pray this blesses you..and the little girl in some of us..Amen.

Close My Eyes
By   Mariah Carey

I was wayward child
With the weight of the world
That I held deep inside
Life was a winding road
And I learned many things
Little ones shouldn’t know

But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And though time’s rolled by
Still feel like that child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

Funny how one can learn
To grow numb to the madness
And block it away
I left the worst unsaid
Let it all dissipate
And I try to forget

But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And though time’s rolled by
Still feel like that child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

Nearing the edge
Oblivious I almost
Fell right over
A part of me
Will never be quite able
To feel stable
That woman-child falling inside
Was on the verge of fading
Thankfully I
Woke up in time

Guardian angel I
Sail away on an ocean
With you by my side
Orange clouds roll by
They burn into your image
And you’re still alive

But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raise my head to the sky
And though time rolls by
Still feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

My Bedtime Lullaby…

Close My Eyes, by Mariah Carey

This is my most favorite song in the whole world.
It’s like my life in the form of a song… I can be so stressed, and with one listen, I find a sense of peace…

When the album this song is on debuted in 1998 (I think) I was just beginning.
I had a long road ahead of me. There was so much heartache, disappointment, and chaotic confusion before me that I could not foresee. It just felt right. I knew in the heart of me, that something about that song really connected with me. The melody, Mariah’s amazing voice and vocal range, but most of all the words…are all so special to me.

At 14 years old, I was just always “heartbroken”… Then 16 brought Bulimia… With 18 came a couple occasions of running away from home…when strange behaviors were no stranger. I broke my mother’s heart. My entire perception was clouded with the monster blindfold that Bipolar disorder had over my eyes. Then with 19 came my diagnosis, and later the hospital, that saved my life.

To say the least, I relate.

Close My Eyes (Mariah Carey) Lyrics:

“I was wayward child
With the weight of the world
That I held deep inside
Life was a winding road
And I learned many things
Little ones shouldn’t know

[Chorus:]
But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And though time’s rolled by

Still feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

Funny how one can learn
To grow numb to the madness
And block it away
I left the worst unsaid
Let it all dissipate
And I try to forget

[Chorus]

Nearing the edge
Obvious I almost
Fell right over
A part of me
Will never be quite able
To feel stable
That woman-child falling inside
Was on the verge of fading
Thankfully I
Woke up in time

Guardian angel I
Sail away on an ocean
With you by my side
Orange clouds roll by
They burn into your image
And you’re still alive
(You’re always alive)”

Yes, I am pretty sure I have shared this before, but I love it so much! 🙂

*This is an awesome Fan Made Video on YouTube. The girl did an amazing job! I am not affiliated, only a fan.

Close My Eyes…The Soundtrack to My Life..

Close My Eyes by Mariah Carey is so special to me. It is my favorite song. My all time favorite. My anthem…since it was released in like 1997 or whenever. 16 years ago…wow. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was so young. There was something about Close My Eyes that struck me, and I knew it would always mean something to me. This song is all so symbolic for me and very personal/close to my heart. Honestly I have always sort of been a Mariah Carey fan, but for me, this is about the song as a whole, not just the amazing, timeless voice that brings it to life.

The video that I am sharing with you Is so right for the song. It is a fan made video, and I have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with it, it is NOT mine. I just truly enjoy it and love to share it.

Below are the lyrics to the most beautiful song I know, Close My Eyes by Mariah Carey:

“I was a wayward child
With the weight of the world
That I held deep inside
Life was a winding road
And I learned many things
Little ones shouldn’t know

Chorus 1
But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And though time’s rolled by
Still I feel like that child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up a little too soon

Verse 2
Funny how one can learn
To grow numb to the madness
And block it away
I left the worst unsaid
Let it all dissipate
And I try to forget

Chorus 2
As I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And the time rolled by
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up a little too soon

Bridge
Nearing the edge
Oblivious I almost
Fell right over
A part of me
Will never be quite able
To feel stable
That woman-child falling inside
Was on the verge of fading
Thankfully I
Woke up in time

Verse 3
Guardian angel I
Sail away on an ocean
With you by my side
Orange clouds roll by
They burn into you image
And you’re still alive
(You’re always alive)

Chorus 3
As I close my eyes
Steady my feet on the ground
Raise my head to the sky
And though time rolls by
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up a little too soon”

I hope you enjoy it! Maybe not as much as I do? Hehe… Just a little bit of insight into my world.