Saturday, November 5, 2011

You're The Voice

Okay Dear Reader, are you ready for an awesome 80's anthem? I'm in love with the song, in part because it's from the 80's and I love all things from that decade (including mullets and guitar riffs and Dayglow yellow spandex). But in all honesty, I think this is a powerful song with a powerful message. How can you beat lines like this: "We can write what we want to write" and "You're the voice...make a noise and make it clear" and "We're not gonna sit in silence / we're not gonna live with fear." What an anthem!

If you can get past the cheesy eighty-ness of nearly the whole thing, the beginning of the video is really poignant. My favorite part is when Farnham removes the little girl from the situation where her parents are fighting in front of her and starts singing the chorus, almost as if to her (and so many other children in her situation) - "You're the voice." We all have a voice. Don't live in fear, don't be afraid to use it. Write the pages of your own book. You have the power, you have the right.



You're The Voice
John Farnham

We have
The chance to turn the pages over
We can write what we want to write
We gotta make ends meet, before we get much older

We're all someone's daughter
We're all someone's son
How long can we look at each other
Down the barrel of a gun?

Chorus:
You're the voice, try and understand it
Make a noise and make it clear
Oh-o-o-o, whoa-o-o-o!
We're not gonna sit in silence
We're not gonna live with fear
Oh-o-o-o, whoa-o-o-o!

This time
We know we all stand together
With the power to be powerful
Believing, we can make it better

Oooooooh,
We're all someone's daughter
We're all someone's son
How long can we look at each other
Down the barrel of a gun?...

You're the voice, try and understand it
Make a noise and make it clear
Oh-o-o-o, whoa-o-o-o!
We're not gonna sit in silence
We're not gonna live with fear
Oh-o-o-o, whoa-o-o-o!

Ooooooh
We're all someone's daughter
We're all someone's son
How long can we look at each other
Down the barrel of a gun?...

You're the voice, try and understand it
Make a noise and make it clear
Oh-o-o-o, whoa-o-o-o!
We're not gonna sit in silence
We're not gonna live with fear
Oh-o-o-o, whoa-o-o-o!

1 comment:

  1. This is great! The lyrics are spot on, the singer is awesome! --quartz

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