Light the fire in this castle
And watch it burn into a glow
By the river fear of quite sincere
There's a draw bridge life support.
And there's a plank we'll have to crawl upon
But dare not look below
Where the water scene is crystal clean
And the clouds are raining snow

So hush hush baby
There's a lot of other ways to choke
We're in the freak show now
And we're dealing with a mind of its own
When too many worlds collide
I'd like to think it would be good if we talked
I ask you to not leave my side
I can't man,
This is quicksand alone

So I ask you through the voice of a friend
Why don't you stay with me
Through the voice of a friend
Why don't you stay

We're a submarine submerging
We're simply smiling at the earth
We're sending roses to the loved ones
Who had a hand in our rebirth
But still another day I'll cling to you
For faint directions home
Where we all will sit with open arms
To try to block the rocks we've thrown

So hush hush baby
There's a lot of other ways to choke
We're in the freak show now
And we're dealing with a mind of its own
When too many worlds collide
I'd like to think it would be good if we talked
I ask you to not leave my side
I can't man,
This is quicksand alone

When too many worlds collide
I'd like to think it would be good if we talked
I ask you to not leave my side
Don't leave my side at all

I ask you through the voice of a friend
Why don't you stay with me
Through the voice of a friend
Why don't you stay
Yeah, stay with me

Through the voice of a friend
Why don't you stay with me
Through the voice of a friend
Why don't you stay with me
Please, why don't you stay with me
You're my voice of a friend
So why don't you stay with me, with me


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    Song MeaningWow I can't believe I'm the first to comment! This song is amazing! So when I first heard the song I thought it was about a close friend that maybe has similar issues. Example: Diagnosed bipolar/bpd and my best friend is also bipolar. She is the first person in my life that has even come close to understanding.

    When I listened to the song again I heard Justin say "drugs" after he sings "voice of a friend"

    So my second thought is that the song may be about having a friend who has/is helping through a mental/drug problem.. or maybe going through it with you.

    While the drug is something that keeps your relationship strong.. it is also tearing it apart. :/
    fsbins23on January 10, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaning*DISCLAIMER* I have just obtained a copy of Justin Furstenfeld's book Crazy Making. It's not very detailed, but it contains all the lyrics to all current (The Answers - Approaching Normal) Blue October songs, and his inspiration behind them. As I said, it's not very detailed, but it's his words on every Blue October song that is in the book. I know everyone interprets a song differently from everyone else, but having the original intent behind the song will be helpful to people who don't fully understand a song. Also, any grammatical errors are not made by me, I'm putting down Justin's words exactly how he writes them. So yea... enjoy :)

    Voice of a Friend: "We got dropped. I wrote to the band basically begging them not to quit."
    marquptonon June 04, 2011   Link

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