"Voices" as written by and Timothy Mosley . Madonna....
Who is the master? Who is the slave?

Treat me like a curse
And tell me I'm your savior
I'll never know the stranger
I used to know so well
Waiting for your answer
Is a kind of torture
Could I grow accustomed to this kind of hell?

Are you walking the dog, 'cause that dog isn't new
Are you out of control, is that dog walking you
Haven't you had enough, now your time is up
Baby show me your hand

Voices start to ring in your head
Tell me what do they say
Distant echoes from another time
Start to creep in your brain
So you're playing 'round, like it's on rewind
You blew it so often that you start to believe it
You have demons so nobody can blame you
But who is the master and who is the slave?

First you say you love me
Then you wanna leave me
Then you say you're sorry
You play the game so well
I bought your illusion
You're the greatest salesman
How could I refuse you
When you sold it to yourself

Are you walking the dog, 'cause that dog isn't new
Are you out of control, is that dog walking you
Haven't you had enough, now your time is up
Baby show me your hand

Voices start to ring in your head
Tell me what do they say
Distant echoes from another time
Start to creep in your brain
So you're playing 'round, like it's on rewind
You blew it so often that you start to believe it
You have demons so nobody can blame you
But who is the master and who is the slave?


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"Voices" as written by Timothy Mosley . Madonna

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  • +1
    General Commenta song to reflect..."Are you walking the dog or Is that dog walkin you?"..who's in control??
    annazoffon May 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShould be:

    Treat me like a curse AND
    Tell me I'm your savior
    I'm living with the stranger I used to know so well.

    Tried to post it on the report thread and wouldnt post.
    dmarquezon May 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationVoices can be about many situations in Madonna's life-the end of Rabbit/Warner, the music industry, Radio, Guy Ritchie, her brother Christopher who wrote the shameful tell-all book about her and it's also about her father because in the end, Madonna misses her mother-That's a Fact! She's the one-Madonna herself-that is calling all the shots this time! No one's going to stop her Rebel Heart and Brave Soul! No one is gonna tell her what to do or how to be anymore! Madonna is a Bad Mer Girl who will Live to Tell, Take a Bow and be a Ray of Light because she is her own Masterpiece!
    rabbitbunnyon May 19, 2014   Link
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    General CommentPrivileged to be one of the first to comment on this ;)

    To me sounds like she talks about a player trying to mess with her heart but she puts him back to his place as she knows his game / weakness
    Hectorcyon May 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Madonna's separaton with Warner Bros. records, as this album is the last one under her WB contract before she begins her new one with LiveNation .. with that said, the lyrics speak for themselves
    dmarquezon May 23, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI think it's about egoism "are you walking the dog, or is the dog walking you" idea to me relates to the fact that in Kabbalah one must go 'faith above reason' faith meaning 'belief' and 'reason' as in egoism. A common analogy that goes with this is a man riding on top of a horse rather that the horse riding on top of the man-i.e ones ego being in control of them.

    So I think Madonna is bringing the question to someone-possibly her then husband who is in control, your ego or your soul?

    It then follows 'First you say you love me
    Then you wanna leave me
    Then you say you're sorry
    You play the game so well
    I bought your illusion
    You're the greatest salesman
    How could I refuse you
    When you sold it to yourself' means that someone acted good towards her, but actually had selfish, bad, egoistic intentions.
    gstokeson August 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"So you're playing round
    It's like it's a rewind
    You blew it so often
    That you start to believe it"

    It's actually:

    "So you claim madness
    like it's convenient
    you do it so often
    that you start to believe it"
    FireEatersWifeon June 09, 2010   Link

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