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Disturbed: Voices Meaning

Song Released: 2000


Voices Lyrics

So, are you breathing
No, no
Are you breathing
So, are you breathing
No

[x2]
Wake up, are you alive
Will you listen to me
I'm gonna talk about some freaky shit now
Someone is gonna die
When you listen to me
Let the living die, Let...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 5th, 2008 4:40pm report


    David Draiman said on M.O.L., their movie, that one day he was watching a special on the Discovery Channel about serial killers that was talking about how they have a voice in their head that compels them to do bad things. He says that it's not much different from you or me, except that we don't let the voice take control of us to that extent, we just let it tell us to drink a little more or smoke a little more.



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    erinw88
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    Mar 26th, 2007 3:25am report


    Written about the internal voice in our heads, our subconscious. The comparison of our own battles with it as compared to the mind of a serial killer who is also driven by voices, only to much more extreme ends.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2007 2:07pm report


    I agree with the above interpretations. The song is obviously talking about some sort of mental disorder. Schizophrenia commonly includes "hearing voices" and seeing strange.. Things. o.O But it sounds like a wicked voice within your head telling you to do "some freaky shit." It's strange how it always uses first person, when talking about the person and the voice. Just caught my attention. Peace!



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    anonymous
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    Oct 3rd, 2012 10:17pm report


    The song Voices appears to describe inner demonic possession. The person is being made to listen to and do outrageous things and the "voices" constantly ask if the person is still breathing. The demons are squeezing the life out of the person until the person finally cries out for God's intervention.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 5th, 2012 3:02am report


    The narrator of this song is psychotic and speaks about the "Voices" he hears into his head, and doesn't want to listen to them but does anyway. Hence the line "I can hear the voice but I don't want to listen. Strap me down and tell me I'll be alright" They tell him to do "freaky sh*t" which I'm pretty sure means harming or killing people.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 10th, 2011 12:49am report


    Without going any deeper, this song talks about Schizophrenia, a mental disease including various disorders. It usually includes hearing inexistent voices.

    "Wake up, are you alive
    Will you listen to me
    I'm gonna talk about some freaky shit now
    Someone is gonna die when you listen to me
    Let the living die, Let the living die
    Say!"
    The voice's POV: Hey, wake up! Are you listening?... Ok, now I will be talking bad... Now, someone is going to die... because of you! Let them die!

    "Are you breathing, no?
    Do the wicked see you?
    You still breathing?
    You're making me known
    Are you breathing, no?
    Do the wicked see you?
    You still breathing?"
    The schizo's POV: Hey are you there? Do people understand that it's not me? Hey... are you still there? You're making them think I'm crazy!

    "Can't you imagine how good going through this will make you feel
    I promise, no one will ever know
    There will be no chance of you getting caught
    No one loved you anyway
    So come on, be a man
    Do what you are compelled to do"
    The voice's POV.

    "SAVE ME GOD!"
    Obviously, the schizo, considering the change of voice by Draiman.

    "I can hear the voice
    But I don't want to listen
    Strap me down and tell me I'll be alright
    I can feel the subliminal need
    To be one with the voice
    To make everything alright!"
    The schizo's POV: I can hear him... But I don't want to listen! He will trap me... But he said I'll be fine! I have to listen, I must... If I do so, everything will go right...!

    In addition, this song is my favourite from The Sickness! Also, I'm listening to it... I'm at the Chorus (my favourite part, I love the melody of the part David sings).



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    anonymous
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    Nov 22nd, 2011 11:35am report


    The guy here is basically imagining some pretty dark stuff but understandable stuff you have the two working guys in the office they mess with him= image of them tied together with duct tape how most people would imagine two of the biggest jerks. then the stuck up "fake" nice office girl who drops a load of work for him to clean up= imagines him dropping paper work for her to clean up while walking of with another women how every guy wants to piss off an ex. Then the boss as if everybody else hasen't messed with him today= imagines boss hog-tied with duct tape over mouth to prevent anyone from hearing his screams. which triggers a need to get this aggression out by going to a disturbed concert, at first a worried look on his face he then begins to awaken the animal inside as he rams people to get out this ultimate feeling. "Are you breathing now, Do the wicked see you" the wicked being the people who have controll over him in the office. "Are you breathing now" at the end of the song means can you finally breath the air you were ment to breath not the air of obedience, but the air of freedom. when he was telling him to possibly kill his co-workers he was testing to see how much controll over the animal he had which he had a lot over.



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    anonymous
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    May 5th, 2011 5:53pm report


    This song is about someone with schizophrenia. in the video he's fine, but in the song, he's freaking out, thinking that someone is going to either commit suicide or homicide because of the voice in his head. It's told by the person, and the voice in his head.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 21st, 2011 2:55am report


    person who envisions violence in everyday life. Violence seems to be the persons fantasy. Such as the office guy killing his boss. The man may be crazy or may just be antisocial. The man in this song represents Drainman. This man possible has a sadistic antisocial disorder or is a schizo



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    Aryanpride
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    Feb 23rd, 2010 2:13pm report


    Well the people above me are very much true, but i beleive they could be hinting towards being cranked out. Because for one the guy is hearing voices, and then they ask are you breathing? Which anyone whose done meth might know what im talking about. Not only that but the guy snaps in the music video unexpectingly, similar to someone getting cracked out.



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    DarkUnicornOfDeath
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    Aug 6th, 2009 8:38pm report


    I agree with the above people. But in the video I think David is the voice. He is saying to the business man, if he doesn't do the things he tells him to do, or he'll be paranoid and probably wind up dying.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 26th, 2008 1:10pm report


    No, the point is that its not a disorder that creates these thoughts, we all have them. What separates us from them is whether we listen to that voice.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 31st, 2007 12:21pm report


    I think this is about someone who has multiple personality disorder, because of how they describe it...giving into the voice, becoming one, and such.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    erinw88
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    May 28th, 2007 5:32am report


    No, mine's right, it came from David himself.



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    anonymous
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    May 26th, 2007 5:58am report


    This is a song about the "voices" in one's head and how you shouldn't listen to them or they'll "make you do some freaky shit" and "someone's gonna die".

    I feel that the person above me is wrong. To me this song preaches that one should learn to identify the meaning to the voices in ones head, and then do what you wish once you learn yourself. The person above me obviously has watched the music video one too many times.



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    Disturbed1
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    May 18th, 2007 5:06pm report


    This is a song about the "voices" in one's head and how you shouldn't listen to them or they'll "make you do some freaky shit" and "someone's gonna die".



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    anonymous
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    Dec 17th, 2006 12:03am report


    The song is about a serial killers. Psychologically, serial killers are more likely to give into fantasies, fetishes, and "voices" in their heads. Jungian theory and whatnot, blah blah blah. Anywho, I believe my point supported in the song when the business man has fantasies of having peopled tied up and gagged.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    linkinpark4eva
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    Jan 8th, 2006 1:09am report


    This song is about paranoia and the 'voices in his head'. In the video, it shows a businessman being plagued by David Draiman (lead singer), convincing him to get out of there. It does it from both points of view: the businessman and Draiman. Eventually, he leaves and goes to a Disturbed gig. In my opinion, the whole album (The Sickness) is amazing. Buy it if you want a change in metal music.




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