"Other Voices" as written by Robert James Smith, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Simon Gallup....
Whisper your name in an empty room
You brush past my skin
As soft as fur
Taking hold

I taste your scent
Distant noises
Other voices
Pounding in my broken head

Commit the sin
Commit yourself
And all the other voices said
Change your mind
You're always wrong

Come around at Christmas
I really have to see you
Smile at me slyly
Another festive compromise

But I live with desertion
And eight million people
Distant noises
Other voices

Pulsing in my swinging arms
Caress the sound
So many dead
And all the other voices said

Change your mind
You're always wrong


Lyrics submitted by oofus

"Other Voices" as written by Robert James Smith Laurence Andrew Tolhurst

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Other Voices song meanings
Add your thoughts

11 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +4
    General CommentThis is one of the most wonderful cure songs, in my opinion. Do you ever get the feeling that you are all alone in this world? Trying to find the perfect love, but you are always wrong and should stop trying to fool yourself?
    zephy76on December 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song to bits.

    Mr. Smith explained it as "the sickness of lust," (along the lines of "The Kiss.")

    I play bass, and am extremely grateful that they really tired on this one, as on most of their songs, e.g., In Between Days, Killin an Arab, the bass is extremely simple. Love the Cure to death, but they strike me as chronic underachievers.
    charlieSometimeson July 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, like so many Cure-songs. The screaming at the beginning is awesome!!
    placebiston August 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSmith said the following about Other Voices:

    "This one's a bit difficult...umm...blotting out the world through the eating of forbidden fruit? deafened by lust?"

    The bass in this song is soooo...cool! One of the best Cure songs
    monster36604on December 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it was inspired by the novel OTHER VOICES OTHER ROOMS by Truman Capote.
    BirdmadBoyon August 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant believe only one person has written something about this song! its one of my favorites. cool bass, in the beggining especially.
    Curefan615on January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinately one of the best the cure songs, and since the cure is the best band ever, that would make this one of the best songs ever.

    I really like "But I live with desertion
    And eight million people"

    It's so true! These days we live in city's /countries with millions of people, we got internet and everything, but STILL people are lonely and stuff.
    pindakaas40on March 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor some reason the lyrics, "Commit the sin,
    Commit yourself." Really hit a chord with me. I don't know. I first heard this about two years ago when I was going through a reabby rocky period in my life and I felt that this song was just WRITTEN for me, you know what I mean?
    tokyo_eyeon March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know exactly what you mean tokyo eye. Music has that power to make it seem like a particular song was written for you. Sometimes the sounds and words just go so well with what you're feeling.
    This is not my favorite Cure song. But this is my favorite Cure album. It is supposed to be a complete work, and Other Voices was never really meant to be a single (but those record companies, dont'cha know...). Still, It works so well within the confines of Faith that I still love the song.
    ZombieCultHeroon April 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, like so many Cure-songs. The screaming at the beginning is awesome!!
    placebiston August 08, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain