Voices (Disturbed song)
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|Single by Disturbed|
|from the album The Sickness|
|Released||November 21, 2000|
|Format||CD single, 7" vinyl|
|Disturbed singles chronology|
"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. The song has been announced for sale on the Rock Band music store.
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.
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. It is usually played as the first song in a concert in preparation of the rest of the songs at a concert.
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.
- "Voices" – 3:11
- "Down with the Sickness" (live) – 6:19
- "Voices" (music video) – 3:27
7" red vinyl
- "Voices" - 3:11
- "Voices" (live)
- "Voices" (restrained edit) - 3:11
- "Voices" (album version) - 3:11
|2000||United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)||52|
|US Mainstream Rock Tracks||16|
|US Modern Rock Tracks||18|
- David Draiman – lead vocals
- Dan Donegan – guitar, electronics
- Steve Kmak – bass guitar
- Mike Wengren – drums, percussion, programming
The song was featured in one of the trailers for the horror film Jeepers Creepers.
- "Allmusic Single Charts". Retrieved 2009-01-25.