"The Voice" as written by and Brendan Graham....
I hear your voice on the wind
And I here you call out my name

'Listen my child', you say to me
'I am the voice of your history
Be not afraid, come follow me
Answer my call and I'll set you free'

I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain
I am the voice of your hunger and pain
I am the voice that always is calling you
I am the voice, I will remain

I am the voice in the fields when the summer's gone
The dance of the leaves when the autumn winds blow
Ne'er do I sleep throughout all the cold winter long
I am the force that in springtime will grow

I am the voice of the past that will always be
Filled with my sorrow and blood in my fields
I am the voice of the future
Bring me your peace
Bring me your peace and my wounds, they will heal

I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain
I am the voice of your hunger and pain
I am the voice that always is calling you
I am the voice

I am the voice of the past that will always be
I am the voice of your hunger and pain
I am the voice of the future
I am the voice

I am the voice
I am the voice
I am the voice



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"The Voice" as written by Brendan Graham

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  • +3
    My InterpretationSo, this is my interpretation. There are surely several right ideas for you can never really say an interpretation was "wrong" or "right". But anyway, I'm just gonna tell you what I think and please go easy on me (I'm german - don't expect perfect english).





    "I hear your voice on the wind
    And I hear you call out my name"

    That thing (later called "the voice") is everywhere and everyone can hear it. This lyrical self obviously does.


    "'Listen, my child,' you say to me
    'I am the voice of your history
    Be not afraid, come follow me
    Answer my call, and I'll set you free'

    "The voice" talks to that lyrical I right now, says that it doesn't do harm to the ones who follow it's call and that it's quite old. (In my opinion it IS the definition of "old".)


    "I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain
    I am the voice of your hunger and pain
    I am the voice that always is calling you
    I am the voice, I will remain"

    Here, only that voice is speaking. And in my opinion it's Nature. Nature and it's laws are always present, sometimes seem cruel, have always existed in a way and will do as long as our planet does.


    "I am the voice in the fields when the summer's gone
    The dance of the leaves when the autumn winds blow
    Ne'er do I sleep throughout all the cold winter long
    I am the force that in springtime will grow"

    Each line discribes a season. And Nature, "the Voice" is present in every season though it has different faces then.


    "I am the voice of the past that will always be
    Filled with my sorrow and blood in my fields
    I am the voice of the future, bring me your peace
    Bring me your peace, and my wounds, they will heal"

    Nature and the "law of the jungle" often seem violent to us humans but there are always reasons for death and violence.
    If humans should one day learn to accept that and to live more peacefully, future has a better chance.
    Also, the lyrics seem like Nature mourns all the dead, but doesn't deny what happened.

    "I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain
    I am the voice of your hunger and pain
    I am the voice that always is calling you
    I am the voice

    I am the voice of the past that will always be
    I am the voice of your hunger and pain
    I am the voice of the future
    I am the voice, I am the voice
    I am the voice, I am the voice"

    Here, the most important aspects are summed up. Nature ("the Voice")sometimes seems brutal to us but we can't live without because those rules actually do reign (more or less). Then, it also has a beautiful side (I guess that's why the song is sometimes called "The wolf song" - wolves still obey those rules)and some of us didn't forget that we humans aren't better than animals, we're still made by Nature though we now try to fight it (in most places).


    That's just my idea of it. Still a quite beautiful song.
    Decay66on June 16, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favorite Celtic woman song. I LOVE IT!!!

    As for interpretation I'm not really sure. It can be a type of Grandmother to Granddaughter song.
    Or just a woman who is getting to by a spirit. I never really thought of what the meaning would be.
    Though it sounds a lot like it's Mother Nature when I hear this.
    Phelpsaholicon December 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's clear to me that The Voice is mother earth, escpecially from the lyric:

    "I am the voice of the past that will always be
    filled with my sorrow and blood in my fields.
    I am the voice of the future; Bring me your peace
    bring me your peace and my wounds, they will heal."
    mikey1000on February 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that The Voice is God :) Great song!
    Cissyon September 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou may call her mother nature but i call her goddess and it is clear as day of what the song means

    I am the voice in the fields when the summer's gone The dance of the leaves when the autumn winds blow Ne'er do I sleep throughout all the cold winter long I am the force that in springtime will grow.

    wiccans are gratly influenced by irish and belive it or not most of there music associated with wicca.

    -blessed be
    bladhm )o(
    wiccawitchbitchon May 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning"Listen, my child," you say to me
    "I am the voice of your history
    Be not afraid, come follow me
    Answer my call, and I'll set you free"

    The voice in this case is the voice of Ireland - in all the classic, sorrowful rebellion songs, Ireland is referred to as an old woman. Think of a kinder, gentler, Tommy Makem's "Four Green Fields." This song's meaning is very much along the same lines. The Voice of Ireland is speaking to her child(ren) of Ireland, us, so to speak. It's urging us to listen to our history, reminding us not to forget but yet to work to heal Ireland's pain and make her stronger for the future. Hunger, pain, blood in my fields, all referring to Ireland's history of famine, suppression, rebellion, "I will remain" - Ireland will always be there and she will prevail. It's a very heart-stirring song when considered by those who have lived it and are proud of their Irish history.
    truirishon January 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me, this song means so much. "The voice" isn't Mother Nature, Earth, or God. It's ourselves. The voice is us. It is our past, present, and future. The voice is calling you in times of trouble and telling you not to worry. It feels your pain, and knows what lies ahead.

    This song helped my brother when he was contemplating suicide. That's why it is my favorite song. Also, Celtic Woman does a beautiful job with it. The song is so powerful, and I listen to it when I'm sad.
    acappella3on July 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
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    Иринаon March 27, 2016   Link

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