"Vision of Love" as written by Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies....
Treated me kind
Sweet destiny
Carried me through desperation
To the one that was waiting for me
It took so long
Still I believed
Somehow the one that I needed
Would find me eventually

I had a vision of love
And it was all that you've given to me

Prayed through the nights
Felt so alone
Suffered through 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

I had a vision of love
And it was all that you've given to me
I had a vision of love
And it was all that you've given me

I've realized a dream
And I visualized
The love that came to be
Feel so alive
I'm so thankful that I've received
The answer that heaven has sent down to me

You treated me kind
Sweet destiny
And I'll be eternally grateful
Holding you so close to me
Prayed through the nights
So faithfully
Knowing the one that I needed
Would find me eventually

I had a vision of love
And it was all that you've given to me
I had a vision of love
And it was all that you turned out to be


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    General CommentHigh everyone! I think the song is about herself. It's about searching for the perfect person to fulfill your life only to discover that that person is you. It is about being true to yourself, to your dreams, to you. It's about finding out that the "perfect person" might not be what you envisioned. Believe in yourself...be somebody! That's my take... I relate to the song that way.

    Finding yourself is the "Sweet Destiny".
    VisionOfLoveon July 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcould someone explain this song? i can't see the relation between the chorus and the verses
    liloo82on August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn the verses she is talking about the past and how hard it was, and how she seeked a perfect love and needed security, the chorus's are in the present saying that this "someone" had brought her love and it was all she dreamed, and wanted! I hope that kinda helped! I may have just spraffed crap! I hope u get what i said!
    angel2kisson August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI Believe this is about God's love and how, after years of praying, her prayers have been answered in a "Vision of Love." She is grateful for what God has given her, and I think she is specifically talking about the opportunity and talent to launch her music career - but it could be anything. This was the song that got Mariah noticed first, back in the days when she was still humble, about 1992 or so?
    stoolhardyon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell, I've always thought of it like a girl's wishing of meeting a dreamlike lover...and suddenly her dream becomes reality and destiny brings her a vivid example of everything she had been dreaming of, or even more than that.
    It's a beautiful song to hear when you've haven't experienced anything...when it still feels look unspoiled and pure.
    Gabigson August 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCarey obviously depicts having a "vision of love." She is grateful to God (not a lover, as some may assume) for guiding her in life. Carey describes how she had to work to get where she is now, but with the help of the vision that she received from God. It is an autobiographical piece, penned by Carey herself, that includes the personal struggles she had endured through time as she worked to fulfill her dream/"vision."
    Whatareyousmoking?on January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song!!!! Powerful song. Her first release!!! wow.. how I wish I had've been a teenager when this was released!!! I was around 8, lol. Would have been so exciting when mariah first came onto the music scene!!!! There's no one like her!!! Her voice is out of this world. She is beyond talented!!! She sounds so free in this song, I love it. She is just so blessed and gifted.
    I lovvvve her big curly hair back then!!! wow. She was gorgeous!!! More naturally pretty.
    Yeah, she was so humble back then.
    Anyway... i'll always love her!!!! This is an awesome classic!!!!!!!
    daydreamer82on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShe found someone she likes but finally realizes that she projected on this person what he wasn't - her true love. You know the drill; you meet someone, sparks fly, you fall in love, then after a series of let downs, realize that this person isn't "The One".
    I like Mariah skinny now. I hoped her boy toy doesn't spend all of her money.
    quelecheon June 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo this song isnt about a loved one or finding love... its about her Music and how she survived by it. If you really listen to the lyrics you'll will understand it better... read below

    Treated me kind
    Sweet destiny: Her music is her destiny
    Carried me through desperation: Music helped her through the hard times (I can totally relate)
    To the one that was waiting for me
    It took so long
    but still i believed
    somehow the one that i needed
    would find me eventually: To the person she wanted to be
    I had a Vision of Love: The Vision of Love is her touching an audience with her voice... if you watch her live from 2006 onwards you will see how she waves her hand out from the left of the audience to the right

    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 ive succeeded
    In finding a place i conceived : The place she conceived is the music in her where she can turn too any time and it will make her feel better

    I realised a dream
    And i visualized the love that came to be: Her dream was to become an artist and she fell in love with it

    Cause you treated me kind
    Sweet destiny: Her music treated her kind and it is her destiny

    Does this song make sense now... this is my perspective of the song and the reason its my favorite song of all time... cause i can totally relate...

    please reply


    pchedraouion January 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of the more optimistic songs with a bluesy refrain.
    TheThornBirdson February 13, 2009   Link

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