"Voice Inside My Head" as written by and Martie Maguire Natalie Maines....
I was only a kid
When I said goodbye to you
Ten summers ago
But it feels like yesterday
Lost, scared and alone
Nothing I could give to you
I tried, I really did
But I couldn't find another way

And I want, and I need
Somehow to believe
In the choice I made
Am I better off this way?

I can hear the voice inside my head
Saying you should be with me instead
Every time I'm feeling down, I wonder
What would it be like with you around?

So I, I made my way
Cold and roaming in the wild
I'm forever changed
By someone I never knew
Now I've, I've got a place
I've got a husband and a child
But I'll never forget
What I've given up in you

And I want, I need
Somehow to believe
In the choice I made
Am I better off this way?

I can hear the voice inside my head
Saying you should be with me instead
Every time I'm feeling down, I wonder
What would it be like with you around?

And I want, I need
Somehow to believe
In the choice I made
Am I better off this way?


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"Voice Inside My Head" as written by Emily Robison Dan Wilson

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song has to be about a past abortion or adoption. The key phrases are "I'm forever changed
    By someone I never knew" and the repetitive use of the word "choice". It's really sad.
    hvgrickson May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation**Every time I'm feeling down, I wonder
    What would it be like with you around?**

    The reads like it should be a comforting line, but it is the exact opposite. At your lowest you are at your most vulnerable to the ghosts of past choices.

    An incredible song, extraordinarily bold and brave. *Of course* it's about abortion - and a slap in the face to those who ever think it is an easy choice.
    vaguelyon November 20, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfighting off feelings of jealousy from a past love. And even tho she has a husband and kids sometimes she wonders how it would be to be with him again.
    Heather200408on May 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree hvgricks... It's def. about abortion or adoption.
    Simplethings18on June 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems clear to me that this song is about an adoption/abortion. It's surprisingly upbeat for a song with such a sad message, if you ask me.
    MissCadyon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan I really don't like most country music, but I really love this song. And yeah I think you guys are right. It must be about an adoption. Very poignant song.
    VTIon July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think it's about abortion, however I do think it's about giving a child up for adoption. What swayed me towards that was the line "saying you should be with me instead", so it sounds like there's a child out there, just with a diffferent family. I could be wrong though. This is definitely one of my favorite songs on their new album.
    derekblu85on July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgreed. What gives it away is that the Dixie Chicks would not discuss this song in interviews. Its a shame because this means they probaly won't release it as a single and its probaly my favorite song on the album.
    smegegion November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it could do with a break up and someone else being involved so Nathalie doesn't really have a choice. She has to break it off. While she's happy now she still wonders when things aren't going well. We all do it.
    VoteQuimbyon January 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn the AOL Music Sessions interview portion, Maines did make a comment that it was not about an ex... I also think it might be about giving up a child for adoption, but it's fine to make of it whatever you want and they've encouraged that as well.
    nimhon February 24, 2007   Link

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