"The Voice" as written by Christopher Thomas Allen, Warren Reginald Cann, William Currie and Midge Ure....
Native these words seem to me
All speech directed to me
I've heard them once before
I know that feeling

Stranger emotions in mynd
Changing the contours I find
I've seen them once before
Someone cries to me

CHORUS :
Oh, the look and the sound of
The Voice
They try, they try
Oh, the shape and the power of
The Voice
In strong low tones

Forceful and twisting again
Wasting the perfect remains
I've felt it once before
Slipping over me

CHORUS

Sweetly the voices decay
Draw on the lines that they say
I'd lost it once before
Now it cries to me

CHORUS

Oh, the look and the power of
The Voice
They try, they try
Oh, the shape and the sound of
The Voice
In strong low tones
Oh, the shape and the power of
The Voice
In strong low
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"The Voice" as written by Diallo Peacock David Hornday

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    General CommentAbout the terrible impact that authority in general has on any individual. Unlike The Clash, and other such socialy active bands, Ultravox songs were about elemental phenomena in life. And also from an aspect of psyche. Or whatever.
    ManOfTwoWorldson February 10, 2010   Link
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    General Comment
    It is about the process of finding inspiration to write a song.

    The lyrics come from within, hence "native" to him, and mean something to him, hence "all speech directed to me".

    He draws from his emotions and past experiences that he has "seen/heard/felt/lost once before"

    The "Voice" has double meaning: the narrative voice of the lyrics, and the voice of the singer (and by extension, the performance by the band).

    "they try, they try" refers to the lyrics, and/or the performers, trying to convey the songwriter's message/story/artistic vision/etc.
    mliem411on June 30, 2011   Link

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