Mariah Carey’s “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” Lyrics Breakdown: Two Rappers Carry Mariah

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Posted by on 12/17/2012 at 6:13 PM Lyrics

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Mariah’s “Triumphant” return to music, after popping out two (2) babies and marrying one (1) Nick Cannon, turned out to be not so much so after the single failed to impress critics and dropped to No. 50 iTunes soon after its release. Fans even notes that this Carey-penned track didn’t really seem like one—the diva is barely on the song itself. So much so, that Carey’s camp released three (3) versions of the song: the original, a “vintage throwback” and an uptempo remix. Problem not-so-solved, but Carey claims that the song’s spirit, written when Cannon was in the hospital with acute kidney failure earlier this year, will rise above. The lyrics speak as much. So let’s dig in.

Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)

They told me get ‘em, I got ‘em
I swear this word to my father
And the only way to make it to the top
If you go and get it from the bottom

And I ain’t never asked for no hand outs
You won’t carry me, no Mariah
These haters love when I was dead broke
But they ain’t mad at me
I’m on fire and I’m gon’ burn
And I ain’t gon’ learn
I remember they said that it ain’t my turn
But it ain’t confirmed, then the  tables turned
Just look at me now, try to hold me down
But I ain’t gon’ stop, cause I’m gon’ climb
To the mountain top, to the mountain top, now let go

Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
Stay on  your toes
Get off the ropes
Don’t let em ever count you out
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down

Path that I chose flashing camera’s as I pose
Throwing big money as  she dances on the pole
Lime green Lamborghini dances in the road
License still suspended, no I never stop for tolls
Born slick talker, twice a week shopper
Blow a hundred racks she don’t know a Footlocker
Red bottom boss house big as Baltimore
With a blonde bombshell tryin’ to bomb with your boy
In the James Bond Beamer chrome wheel two seater
Smoking like Pimp C, spoken like a trill nigga
On a cloudy day baby I can make it rain
Rubber band, 50 grand  bet it brighten up your day
Came from humble beginnings
Then was Hummers and Benzes

Now it’s hundred and millions this is only the beginning
A don, a diva, the bomb achiever 
The one believer, the game gets deeper

Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
Stay on your toes, Get off the ropes
Don’t let em ever count you out
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down

Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)

Can’t fall down now, so even when clouds surround you
And everyone seems to doubt you
Baby still know who you are
So you gotta keep on climbing
In spite of the chains that bind you

You can see the mountain top
It’s not too far

Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
Stay on your toes
Get off the rope
Don’t let em ever count you out
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down

Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
(get em, get em, get em)
Stay on your toes get off the ropes
(stay on your toes)
Don’t let em ever count you out
(no, no, no, no)
(get em, get em, get em, get em go)
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down

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