29 May 2008 | markdavis1115
I second this!
Particularly your comments about the late Warren Wiebe. During a trip I made to L.A. not long after this song and video came out, I learned that Warren was going to be performing at a club in the San Fernando Valley that I had been at before, and I made a point of going to see him that night. What a rare treat....it just so happened that David Foster and his wife Linda, who co-wrote "Voices That Care", were also in the club, sitting right up front and leading the cheering for Warren. He did this song, with David Foster sitting in with the other musicians on piano, and it was great. All of the music Warren and the band made that night was fantastic - definitely an experience I will always treasure. There aren't enough recordings of Warren out there. He left us much too soon, may he rest in peace. Not too long ago, a friend of mine was due to be sent to Iraq with his reserve unit, but instead, they wound up staying stateside to help train other units that did go over. Until he came home, I sang this song at some karaoke places (as best I could alone). This song sent a very important message to our troops that they needed not only to hear, but to see and feel as well. Anyone who comments negatively about it and the video - despite how they feel about the war - just doesn't understand that, and desperately needs to. Many songs are NOT just words set to a melody - there's a greater intent, and the work of so many talented songwriters just gets overlooked, and they don't get the admiration, support and understanding that they should. To David Foster, Linda Thompson Foster, Peter Cetera and the others who contributed to the creation of this song, you did yourselves proud...and got your message across. WELL DONE!