This song is loosely based around Mariah Carey's loss of her own father, Alfred Roy, who died of cancer in 2002.
This was co-produced by Norwegian production team Stargate and co-written by Johnta Austin, one of the writers behind Carey's 2005 smash hit "We Belong Together."
Carey: "Sometimes when I'm writing a song like 'Bye Bye,' it does come from such a raw place that I'm like, I'm actually crying while writing it, or thinking about it. But sometimes I will hear it and go 'I feel like this is gonna touch a lot of people.' And that's why it's important, that no matter what's ever happened to me throughout my career, that I stay the course and continue to write and try and reach people who need it, because I know that I'm one of those people. When someone does that and they write something that touches me, I'm like indebted to them forever."
Nene from Brazoria, TxI lost my aunt in 2012, 2 cousins Mark and Lewis and my mom in 2015 back to back and this song helps me get through the rough times because it's hard knowing they're not here.
Cierra from Oklahoma I lost my granddaddy in 2014, right after my cheer team just won first place.
Trevino from Valdosta, GaThis song reminds me of my sister who passed in the 1996. I really miss her sometimes.
Dannette from New York , NyI lost my grandma, so when I listen to this song I start crying. RIP Grandma Joyceana
Rafael from Nampa 208, Idi lost my bro and my grandma in the same year this song helped me though it
Kayla from St. Paul, MnThis song is the best.. I created a forward for people to pass on.
Reza from Shiraz, Iranshe is back on top again atta girl
Anna from Suffolk, Vaat the very beginning of this song, it sounds a bit like an ultrasound sort of noise playing. this is a very touching song because i myself miscarried in may 2007. good job, mariah.
Desiree from San Jacinto, Cathis means so much to me 4 reals (r.i.p)chirs mendoza 1978-2008i♥him so much
Nia from Townsville, Qld, Australiamariah carey is the bomb
this song means so much it reminds me of my grandmas
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