"The Void" as written by and James Shaw Emily Haines....
All night, like a child
I stayed up to prove
I could keep up
All night, like a fool
I stayed up to prove
I could keep up with you

All night
All night (sing along with the band, losing my voice)
All night (? my choice)
All night (sing along with the band it was steeling my voice)

What can I say
I stayed up to prove
I can keep up
I stayed up to prove
I can keep up with you

All night
All night (sing along with the band, losing my voice)
All night (? my choice)
All night (sing along with the band it was steeling my voice)

(All night, all night)

What can I say
I stay up to prove
I can keep up with you

All night
All night (sing along with the band, losing my voice)
All night (? my choice)
All night (sing along with the band it was steeling my voice)

All night (sing along with the band it was steeling my voice)


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"The Void" as written by James Shaw Emily Haines

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song really explains how it feels to go out and pretend your having a great time when your not. It explores the need we all have to prove how much fun we are. This reminds me of many nights out where I try too hard to get into it. Maybe I'm just very boring :)
    watchon June 25, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm pretty sure the background parts are as follows:

    All night (made a plan, it was grand, but you're still in the void)
    All night (sing along with the band, but you're losing your voice)
    All night (made a plan, it was grand, but you're bored by choice)
    All night (sing along with the band, but you're still in the void)
    hobbes123on August 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. A little repetitive.
    Bearstronautson June 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. A little repetitive.
    Bearstronautson June 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see what you did there ^ ;)
    siliconyodaon June 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL...you stayed in because you got pissed earlier tonight and didn't feel well enough to go out. But what lie did you tell lil' miss second best? Settling...always have to be someone else/wear a mask. What a FREE and FUN and INDEPENDENT way to live! You can't keep up. You can keep up behind music and on a computer. You're too fearful to keep up in the real world unless it's easy and robotic (year after year after year...same dull routine played off as exciting). Give up. You died long ago. THAT'S WHAT THE SONG IS ABOUT.
    interpretationdechansonon June 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about touring, its pretty clear in

    "All night
    All night (sing along with the band, losing my voice)
    All night (? my choice)
    All night (sing along with the band it was steeling my voice"

    When a band is on tour so many nights in a row for weeks, it is tiring. I've toured with a few *as a band photographer* and it can be intolerable near the end.
    feralONEon May 29, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI agree that this song is about breaking free of a corporate music culture and being individual and pure (not synthetic) I also think that this is about a issue that has haunted Emilies lyrics for the larger part of metric, drug addiction. I think she suffers from an addiction and she has to deal with the urge to relapse, I think she views both our medicated culture and corporate music culture are synonymous.
    feralONEon May 29, 2014   Link

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