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"The Art of Letting Go" - Mariah Carey [Facebook Audio & Lyrics]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published November 11, 2013

Beginning with the sound of a needle dropping onto a crackling vinyl record, Mariah Carey's "The Art of Letting Go" is a throwback to an older R&B jam. Then, in her first line she sings "I'm making a statement..." and proceeds to detail a very unhappy relationship. She hits all kinds of notes across multiple octaves as she sings the breakup tune.

Produced by Rodney Jerkins, the song starts a fairly simple backing track with shades of gospel in the piano, organ and backing vocalists. It's vary sparse at times, with nothing other than a soft drum track backing Mariah. Things start to veer toward unusual electronic production at around the 2:30 mark as Mariah Carey's voice is artificially doubled and then wobbles with an auto-tune sounding pitch-shift. There is a nice soulful triumphant ending, but not exactly a pop hook. This has been a highly anticipated song, but it's hard to tell how much play it will get.

"The Art of Letting Go" by Mariah Carey 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, no, no, no, no-ooh)
You're just trifling, nothing more than a liability
Got a bundle of your possessions
Outside the kitchen window right now

[Chorus]
Letting go, 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
Falling down, baby

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

[Chorus]
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, down

[Bridge]
Baby letting go, baby letting go
Ain't easy, easy
Baby letting go, baby letting go (woah woah)
Ain't easy, Ain't easy, no-ooo

Baby letting go, it ain't easy
'Cause somebody you used to know
Is 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

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Mariah Carey VEVO YouTube Channel

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