Monday, November 16, 2009
IF IT'S OVER ~ BY MARIAH CAREY
"If It's Over" is a song written by singer-songwriters Mariah Carey and Carole King for Carey's second album Emotions (1991). King had originally suggested that Carey should cover her song "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", but Carey refused, saying she preferred writing her own material and felt incapable of matching Aretha Franklin. Several months after the release of Emotions, Carey performed the song during her appearance on the television show MTV Unplugged, as the second number on her setlist. he protagonist of this big band-style track gets a case of the blues, and tells her lover that she loves him but that he should stop playing mind games, and "if it's over" he should let her go. The version on MTV Unplugged is an edit as it omits the second verse and chorus. Carey also gave a choir-backed performance of the song at the 1992 Grammy Awards.