Reflections (Care Enough)

Mariah Carey

About Reflections (Care Enough)

"Reflections (Care Enough)" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey for her first soundtrack and eighth studio album, Glitter (2001). It was written by herself and Philippe Pierre, while produced by the singer in collaboration with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. "Reflections (Care Enough)" was released as a single on September 27, 2001, as the second single from Glitter. The ballad has Carey, in character as Billie Frank in the film Glitter, reflecting on how her mother did not "care enough" for her. The song is also featured on Carey's 2009 compilation album, The Ballads. 


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Reflections of your love 
Have come to wither

I thought I'd done my best to memorize
A picture fades of you and I together
I haven't come to terms
With how we said goodbye 

Did you really care
Care at all for me
Did you really care
Did you care at all for me at all 

A displaced little girl
Wept years in silence
And whispered wishes you'd materialize
She pressed on night and day

To keep on living
And tried to many ways
To keep her soul alive 
Did you really care
Care enough for me
Did you really care

Did you care at all for me 
If I'm not quite good enough
Or somehow undeserving of

A mother's love 
You could have had the decency
To give me up
Before you gave me life 
Don't you even care 
Just the slightest little bit for me
Cause I really need to feel you cared

Even once upon a time for me
I need to believe, in my heart of hearts, you care for me
I need to understand
Why you left me there so helplessly 

Don't you even care
Care at all for me
Reflections of your love
Have come to wither
I thought I'd done my best to memorize

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and released her self-titled debut studio album, Mariah Carey. The album went multi-platinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records, including Emotions (1991), Music Box (1993) and Merry Christmas (1994), established her position as Columbia's highest-selling act. Daydream (1995), made music history when the second single, "One Sweet Day" a duet with Boyz II Men, spent a record sixteen weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, and remains… more »

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10 facts about this song

Album Detail
"Reflections (Care Enough)" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. It was included in the soundtrack for her debut film, "Glitter".
Song Theme
The song is a ballad and is about the wonders if her mother ever loved her or cared about her. Its lyrics convey Carey's feelings of loneliness and sadness, she questions the bond between her and her mother.
Release and Reception
The song was released in 2001. While it did not top the charts, it received positive reviews from listeners in general due to its powerful lyrics.
Song Composition
Pop and R&B influences are evident in the song, and Carey's vocal performances blend well with the light-hearted musical arrangement. Carey composed the song with Philippe Pierre.
Music Video
Unlike many of Carey's other songs, "Reflections (Care Enough)" did not have an official music video. However, scenes from the movie "Glitter" are often associated with the song.
Critics' Response
Critics praised Mariah Carey's emotional rendition and her impressive vocal range in "Reflections (Care Enough)", though it was perceived as a stark contrast to the other upbeat, dance tracks on the album.
Live Representations
Though it was not as popular as many of her other hits, Carey has performed "Reflections (Care Enough)" on several occasions, including performances on her Charmbracelet World Tour in 2003.
The song has been noted for its poignant and introspective lyrics.Juxtaposing the bright and upbeat feel of many songs from the “Glitter” album, “Reflections (Care Enough)” offers deeper, more profound insights into Carey’s personal experience.
Song Duration
The song has a length of 3:20 minutes, making it one of the shorter songs on the album.
Overall Impact
Despite not achieving substantial commercial success, the song has over the years been recognized for its lyrical depth and emotional impact. It's often viewed as one of Mariah Carey's more underrated tracks.

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