Peter Mulvey — The Voice lyrics

I want a voice
I want a deep, resonant, effortless voice
A big voice - bigger than me
I want to speak and hear the floorboards take it up
So that people hear me first with their bodies,
And only then with their ears

A voice, strong like an axe to cut through the silence
Strange like distant flutes, to still the senses
A voice to quicken the heart like drums in the night

I want to breathe a whisper that shivers like a star
Over some strange bethlehem on some cold stone
Circling some distant sun

I want a voice like the voice of many
The voice of a people
The voice of a nation
And with this voice I would cry freedom
And then I would speak peace
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