Voices Carry

Album: Voices Carry (1985)
Charted: 8
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  • I'm in the dark, I'd like to read his mind
    But I'm frightened of the things I might find
    Oh, there must be something he's thinking of
    To tear him away-a-ay
    When I tell him that I'm falling in love
    Why does he say-a-ay

    Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
    Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
    Uh-ah

    I try so hard not to get upset
    Because I know all the trouble I'll get
    Oh, he tells me tears are something to hide
    And something to fear-eh-eh
    And I try so hard to keep it inside
    So no one can hear

    Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
    Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
    Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
    Uh-ah

    Oh!
    He wants me, but only part of the time
    He wants me, if he can keep me in line

    Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
    Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
    Hush hush, shut up now, voices carry
    Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
    Hush hush, darling, she might overhear
    Hush, hush - voices carry

    He said shut up - he said shut up
    Oh God can't you keep it down
    Voices carry
    Hush hush, voices carry

    I wish he would let me talk Writer/s: Aimee Mann, Robert Holmes, Michael Hausman, Joey Pesce
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Comments: 6

  • Elizabeth 6656 from Virginia When you look up the lyrics to “Voices Carry “; nowhere does it read the infamous and deeply heartbreaking end where she sings “He said SHUT UP…Oh God I can’t keep it down now…” This song is dark in its beautiful manner and if you can relate, or have ever been in love with someone incapable of loving you back:’the all consuming black hole -type’ surely the song will remind you (much like a smell or taste can bring you instantly back) to that time and the personal conflict you experienced. That is truly POWERFUL!!

    ~Elizabeth
  • Bob from Barney Do you know if the neighborhood footage was Boston’s South End? It looks like Rutland Square?
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenHadn't noticed "Shut up!" at 3:10 until I read the notes here.
  • Matt from Chicago, IlCyndi Lauper wanted to record "Voices Carry" but only if 'Til Tuesday didn't.
  • Matthew from Santa Monica, CaAimee Mann has said that Voices Carry was originally written "In the dark I'd like to read her mind," but her record company made her change it. Guess they weren't ready for a lesbian love song.
  • Joshua from New Berlin, WiMinor correction: The band's name is properly spelled 'til tuesday (i.e. in all lowercase letters), or at least that's how MTV displayed it each time they ran this song's video. Anything to stand out, I suppose.
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