Who's the weakest now?
Caught up in the wire
I'm already gone
Who's the weakest now?

It's the grey days that
I'll remember the most
It's the grey times in the water
Before morning

I won't be alone
Think of me at night
Send my love to home
I'll be alright

It's the grey days that
I'll remember the most
It's the grey times in the water
Before morning

And it's only tonight that
I'll be able to leave
And it's only the weak
That cry for me in morning

Because tonight there will be no sleep
Tonight it comes for me
Please, help them understand
I've become the voices in the fan

Goodbye


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    General CommentI think he's telling someone he loves that he's running away from everything
    (I won't be alone
    Think of me at night
    Send my love to home
    I'll be alright)
    BobbyjointRitualon December 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about departure of some kind, maybe even death. He's telling someone that he will be leaving in the night, and only weak people will be crying about his leaving.
    manlyloveon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm leaning towards the song being about death, probably suicide. It's most hinted at in:
    'Tonight it comes for me
    Please, help them understand '

    The person in the song is about to commit suicide and doesn't want anyone to mourn for them. They will become a 'voice in a fan', e.g. a fleeting ghost or spirit. They won't be alone because so many before have also died, so he won't be alone in death.

    With the goodbye he is ending his words or suicide letter.

    A depressing yet beautiful song...
    NapalmNewton October 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDevin Townsend said he used to fantasize about being abducted by aliens...in the same way some people would want to kill themselves to stop experiencing pain and suffering in this life, he wished he could be the special chosen one to be taken away from this place. Voices is one of a few songs that address this topic.
    Rundundrilloron October 01, 2017   Link
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    General CommentFrom his autobiography, he said this was inspired by his experience at the recording studio he was working in - he was sober at the time and had never done drugs, and this was his experience of viewing that world from the outside watching people have strange experiences and paranoia high on all sorts. However I too see it as a sort of death / suicide song, and he himself prescribes to the collective unconsciousness vibe of artistic creation - so I say take whatever you want from the meaning, his lyrics are always really interpretive anyway :)
    devin10202on February 01, 2018   Link

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