"Vision of Love'' was the perfect introduction to her voice. With an ideal slow-dancing tempo, it still managed to swing, with Mariah's background vocals (herself multi-tracked) answering her lead. On the final chorus, her voice flew towards those trademark high notes before the instruments drop out, leaving Mariah to sing her way out to the tune's climax alone." - Chris Nickson (songwriter)
"Consider the lyrics: Prayed through the nights / Felt so alone / Suffered from alienation / Carried the weight on my own / Had to be strong / So I believed / And now I know I've succeeded / In finding the place I conceived.'' It's been difficult for me, moving around so much, having to grow up by myself, basically on my own, my parents divorced. I was a different person – ethnically. And sometimes that can be a problem.'' - Mariah Carey
''I chose to express my innermost feelings in this song rather than becoming depressed and bitter throughout the hardships in her life. You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength. I'm proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself." - Mariah Carey
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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