The Art of Letting Go - Mariah Carey



Meaning: When you've already been around the block a few times, even letting go of your mistakes is hard... but if you don't, you'll never take your life to a better place...

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My Take: In an interview, Mariah explained that Letting Go isn't about any one problem in particular. She wants each listener to plug in their own problems and struggles. My take? Letting go is never easy: every bad decision you make leaves its mark. And cleaning those marks off isn't always easy. Letting go - especially when you're not sure you even want to - is long and hard. But if you want to take your life to a better place, you can't leave them there. You can't let them keep being part of your life. Letting go of the bad - forever - is the only way to make a grab for the good.
Full interview here.

Ask Yourself: What are you still holding on to? Why haven't you been able to let go yet?


LYRICS:

I'm making a statement of my own opinion
Just a brief little reminder to help myself remember
I no longer live in your dominion (no, no, no, ooh)
You're just trifling, nothing more than a liability
Gotta lay all your possessions
Outside the kitchen window right now

Letting go, letting go ain't easy
Oh, it's just exceedingly hurtful
'Cause somebody you used to know
It's flinging your world around
And they watch, as you're falling down, down, down
Falling down, baby

Evidently your words were merely lies
Reverberating in my ears
And the echo won't subside
There's a deep deep loss of hope
And the anger burns in me
I hope you don't get no ideas 'bout re-uniting baby
'Cause that's the last thing I truly need
Your audacity is too much to be believed, so
Go to MiMi on your contacts, press delete

Letting go ain't easy
Oh, it's just exceedingly hurtful
'Cause somebody you used to know
Is flinging your world around
And they watch, as you're falling down, down
Down, down

Baby letting go, baby letting go
Ain't easy, easy
Baby letting go, baby letting go (woah)
Ain't easy,
Ain't easy

Baby letting go, it ain't easy
'Cause somebody you used to know
It's flinging your world around
And you know what?
They watch as you're falling, as you're falling
Down
Fall
It ain't easy baby

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