Singalong! Voices Carry by 'Til Tuesday

First of all, what's the deal with the band name 'Til Tuesday?  Really, I'm not making a joke, I just think it's got to be one of the worst band names ever.  I first heard this song when it was on a mix CD my CAPP* teacher gave me in grade 12.  I realize that sounds borderline inappropriate, but I can assure you there was nothing sketchy going on in the least.  I think he made them for a few people in the class, and not all girls.  Anyways, I listened and was somehow enchanted by this song.  At first I thought it was Cyndi Lauper, which is just always a great thing, but then discovered it was some totally different band.  There's something in the deep angstiness of her voice, and the whole thing is just tragic - this woman who loves her man, but he wants to keep it under wraps.  I think I connected with it as chronically insecure teenager who assumed no one would ever love me.  (Don't worry, I've gotten over that now.)

*CAPP for those of you who didn't grow up in BC, is Career and Personal Planning.  That's where we would learn about everything from career options and managing finances to the dangers of drugs and sex.  I equate it to what I gather health class and homeroom are for in America.


VOICES CARRY
'Til Tuesday

I'm in the dark, I'd like to read his mind
But I'm frightened of the things I might find
Oh, there must be something he's thinking of
To tear him away-a-ay
When I tell him that I'm falling in love
Why does he say-a-ay

Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Uh-ah

I try so hard not to get upset
Because I know all the trouble I'll get
Oh, he tells me tears are something to hide
And something to fear-eh-eh
And I try so hard to keep it inside
So no one can hear

Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Uh-ah

Oh!
He wants me, but only part of the time
He wants me, if he can keep me in line

Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, shut up now, voices carry
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, darling, she might overhear
Hush, hush - voices carry

He said shut up - he said shut up
Oh God can't you keep it down

Voices carry
Hush hush, voices carry

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