Naomi was one of the random guests who attended the Tattoo Fest spontaneous gathering, which has been referenced in previous CD Story blogs. She was attending the fest with Jodie, and they joined in the fun on both Saturday and Sunday. Naomi is also the niece of another friend, Shona.
Naomi chose the Mariah Carey album Music Box, which contains some of her biggest hits including Dreamlover, Anytime You Need A Friend, and the best selling Without You, but it’s Hero that is my favourite off this album.
And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you
It takes me back to a very specific event in my family, and every time I listen to it I draw strength from it.
The message reads;
The album that helped me through my teen years.
Without it I wouldn’t have survived.
Naomi, I hear ya sister. It’s an album that takes you on a roller coaster of emotions, and some of the lyrics are so poignant, most definitely a tissues at the ready kinda CD. It was lovely to meet you, and I hope you’ll come back for a visit to New Plymouth again soon.
I am looking forward to adding this to the playlist for my trip to Taupo at the end of the month.