Voices

Album: Dream Police (1979)
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Songfacts®:

  • 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."
  • The "title track of the album," has a similar theme, with the singer dealing with someone else inside his head. Both songs also use a string section.
  • Arnold Levine directed the video for this song, which was done on the same shoot for the "Dream Police" clip.

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