"Voice Of America" as written by and John Kenneth/downes Wetton....
I heard you on the radio
Some other time
From some forgotten studio
Way down the line
So long, so long I've waited now
To hear you again
That song, that song will still remain
Become an old friend
And now, the tears are in my eyes
The sound you can't disguise
The truth comes back from lies
And all I want to hear

Voice of America, ooh, America
Voice of America, ooh, America

And then you came in stereo
Calling to me
And so I watch the videos
Across the T.V.
That sound, still ringing in my ears
From a decade ago
Around, around my head, the sound from my radio
I thought, that after all these years
The tears, the growing fears
That I would never hear
Never again

Voice of America, ooh, America
Voice of America, ooh, America

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"Voice of America" as written by John Kenneth Wetton Geoff Downes


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    General CommentI don't know what it means to me exactly, but I have this vision of a completely - or nearly completely - abandoned Earth. Maybe a steven-king-esque virus has killed off all of humanity, or maybe we've just all gone somewhere better, but in any case, there's a radio transmitter powered off some very stable and long-lasting source (water cooled solar panels?) and a timer, and every day at 3 PM it plays this song. And then it's not quite so sad that everybody's gone.

    Obviously the 'original' Voice Of America was a powerful shortwave station sponsered by the American government to spread pro-american propiganda. But I stronlgy doubt that's what the song is about, since I don't think they ever broadcast in stereo..
    SMUSER26982on July 30, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is more about two old friends (perhaps former sweethearts) who went their separate ways. This is a time before the age of the Internet, communication is more difficult and the two eventually lose contact.

    A decade later, one of them phones in on a radio station and requests a song they both used to like, in the hopes that their friend will be listening in at the same time.

    Fortunately, the friend (the singer) begins to weep as a wave of nostalgia settles in their heart. They haven't forgotten their old friend and they long to be with them. The opportunity to be reunited is just a phone call away.
    moejammaon September 13, 2014   Link

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