Long before their earnest #1 hit "The Flame
," Cheap Trick released another ballad: "Voices." It's a love song of sorts:I fell in love with you again
Please, can I see you every day?
Except that it's coming from inside his own head. "You hear voices in your head or somebody's just messing with your brain and hears voices," the song's writer, guitarist Rick Nielsen, told The A/V Club
. "You hear something, it's like you didn't know what you were listening for until you heard the voices. Somebody, your mind's eye, has some talking to do to you."