Voices (Disturbed song)

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"Voices"
Single by Disturbed
from the album The Sickness
Released November 2000
Format CD single, 7" vinyl
Recorded November–December 1999
Genre Nu metal
Length 3:11
Label Giant
Producer(s) Johnny K
Disturbed singles chronology
"Down with the Sickness"
(2000)
"Voices"
(2000)
"The Game"
(2001)

"Voices" is a song by American heavy metal band Disturbed. The song was released in November 2000 as the third single from their debut album, The Sickness. The song charted at number 16 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and number 18 on the Modern Rock Tracks.[1] The song has been announced for sale on the Rock Band music store.

Music video[edit]

The music video of the song depicts a businessman who listens to his Walkman constantly. Throughout the video, he imagines various scenarios involving hostile behavior. As David Draiman speaks the song's bridge to the man, he leaves his office and goes to a concert where Disturbed is performing the song.

Also, throughout the video, the band is performing at the concert, as well as the band members performing in different parts of the man's office.

The song Stupify can be heard as the man walks to the elevator early in the video.

Live performances[edit]

Since its inception into Disturbed's concert setlist, the song has remained something of a staple of their live performances throughout the years, despite lead singer David Draiman's deepened voice. It has been performed at several major music events and festivals, such as Rock am Ring and Music as a Weapon II.

In line with the song's apparent lyrical theme of insanity, when played as the opening song in concerts, Draiman has been seen as being "wheeled" onto the stage in a strait jacket and muzzle in a manner similar to Hannibal Lecter, before breaking free of his restraints and immediately performing his vocals for the song. Draiman has also done this for the song "Perfect Insanity", a song off of their fourth album "Indestructible" which also deals with the theme of insanity.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. "Voices" – 3:11
  2. "Stupify" (live) – 5:26
  3. "The Game" (live) – 3:53

CD 2[edit]

  1. "Voices" – 3:11
  2. "Down with the Sickness" (live) – 6:19
  3. "Voices" (music video) – 3:27

7" red vinyl[edit]

  1. "Voices" - 3:11
  2. "Voices" (live)

European promo[edit]

  1. "Voices" (restrained edit) - 3:11
  2. "Voices" (album version) - 3:11

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2000 United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 52
US Mainstream Rock Tracks 16[1]
US Modern Rock Tracks 18[1]

Personnel[edit]

In culture[edit]

The song was featured in one of the trailers for the horror film Jeepers Creepers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Allmusic Single Charts". Retrieved 2009-01-25. 

External links[edit]

1st Track[edit]

The first track in The Sickness.

Data[edit]