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REAL WORLD


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Vic Holman

 Genre: Rock

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This actually started out as an experiment in harmonizing guitar lines. 5 guitars playing a different note. (you'll hear 'em at the beginning and during the chorus). I ended up building the song from there. always the tinkerer i added another 6 guitar tracks. some more harmonizing parts and some do different things.

The lyrics i wrote last summer when the power went out. With only candle light you start to think about the stuff you've gone through and how you see yourself and others. Usually everyone is open but we do have our defenses as well.

Well thats the word on the street.
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Lyrics
Real World

without words i can hardly express
the pain and all the regrets
sometimes i'm so brainless
it's me who creates my own mess

and i built this wall
protecting me from fall
going down and climbing up

chorus:
this is the real world
we'll say anything
this is the real world
behind our walls

maybe i'm to self conscience
insecure and in doubt
i pretend to know it all
in control not to fall

and i built this wall
protecting me from fall
going down and climbing up

chorus:
this is the real world
we'll say anything
this is the real world
behind our walls

what happened to heart and soul
hard violence around the world
is it hate to fuel our egos
or hatred of any rivals

and i built this wall
protecting me from fall
going down and climbing up

chorus:
this is the real world
we'll say anything
this is the real world
behind our walls

without the power you become blind
silence darkness disturbs the mind
with the downtime what do you find
sometimes your company isn't kind

and i built this wall
protecting me from fall
going down and climbing up

chorus:
this is the real world
we'll say anything
this is the real world
behind our walls
Song Stats
Hits: 4386
Comments: 34
Fans: 12
Plays: 215
Downloads: 182
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Feb 17, 2007 - 02:47:35 PM
Last Updated: Mar 05, 2007 - 01:27:56 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 10:26:41 AM
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Hardware:
imac, ibanez ew acoustic, ibanez sa electric gtr & bass, epiphone dot deluxe. digitech gnx2, bbe sonic stomp pedal, shure 57 mike, m-audio keyboard for playing drums, m-aduio interface
Software:
logic express
Comments
said 3895 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
Top song, Vic!
"without words i can hardly express

i pretend to know it all
in control not to fall

what happened to heart and soul"

...some choice lyrics from your well written song.

I love the guitar sound you get. How do you do what you do ... ?
another classic sounding tune that I fav'd and DL-d.

The guitar harmony chorus is Grrreat. Song is grrreat.

... Tony the Tiger



Vic Holman said 3894 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
hey jack
my relpy is farther down. something screwy with replies

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
moorlandt said 3895 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
solid song
This is one hell of a solid guitarrock song, Vic. Melodically very simple and straightforward in a good way. Productionwise pretty perfect. Could you put up the lyrics for this poor non-native english guy?

- Walter
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Vic Holman said 3894 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
Thanks Walter
i appreciate it. True, at the heart it is a straight forward song. i knew if I was going to add a lot of additional guitar parts i would to keep the structure simple.

I don't know why you are not seeing the lyrics. i've cut and pasted them. maybe this will work.

Real World

without words i can hardly express
the pain and all the regrets
sometimes i'm so brainless
it's me who creates my own mess

and i built this wall
protecting me from fall
going down and climbing up

chorus:
this is the real world
we'll say anything
this is the real world
behind our walls

maybe i'm to self conscience
insecure and in doubt
i pretend to know it all
in control not to fall

and i built this wall
protecting me from fall
going down and climbing up

chorus:
this is the real world
we'll say anything
this is the real world
behind our walls

what happened to heart and soul
hard violence around the world
is it hate to fuel our egos
or hatred of any rivals

and i built this wall
protecting me from fall
going down and climbing up

chorus:
this is the real world
we'll say anything
this is the real world
behind our walls

without the power you become blind
silence darkness disturbs the mind
with the downtime what do you find
sometimes your company isn't kind

and i built this wall
protecting me from fall
going down and climbing up

chorus:
this is the real world
we'll say anything
this is the real world
behind our walls

Thanks again for taking the time to listen, appreciated.

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
Vic Holman said 3894 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
more than words
i guess these are my contemplaintive take on things. wrote them last summer during a power outage by candlelight.

guitars huh?
this could get techy but i can give you a few things for starters
use compression on everything
i use (most of the time a high pass filter at around 270 on frequency ( it narrows the sound in the mix)
acoustics i always use two hard left & hard right. (my acoustic has a xlr input jack to go straight in.
for electrics i use a modeling pedal board so i'm not taxing the memory on the computer. i usually boost the mids for more cut and add whatever effects like delay & reverb and wahtever else.
a big thing i also found when youget quite a few things going you may need to constantly adjust the panning to avoid other elements that might come into play like vocals additional lead guitar stuff.

Thats just the basic stuff. hope you it helps!
Check out my latest song called Extinction
said 3894 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
thanks mate...
I'll give this some experimenting with my guitars....

cheers

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Dadai... It's just music
bud said 3894 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
Very tasty rhythm guitar work
in the second verse ther Vic - and the harmonizing guitar sound is really effective (infinite Joe Walshes). Great kyrics and vox as usual. But again it's nice hearin the high end git workin out in there.
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Vic Holman said 3894 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
funky guitar
to bad i had to put that farther back in the mix. fingers where flying through those chords. something i learned from latter hendrix funky rythm work. the harmonized guitars was what got me going on the song. when they where alone it was very queen like. sometime it will have to be harmonized basses. .....oops i think spinal tap did that already.

thanks for the time to listen! appreciated!

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
said 3893 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
You know
you keep on producing as fast as you do and you wont be able to catch up with yourself. Excellent production and now adding color a group of latin american meat packing glitterarte!!!!!
Vic Holman said 3893 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
funny
sometimes i wonder the same thing. but if i can squeeze just one more track in......back when i went through college i had a part time job cleaning up at a meat store. believe me there was no glitter there.

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
Ed Hannifin said 3893 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
Needs more guitar...
.... like all your arrangements....

Also needs a letter 'e'... But maybe that's just me... Detail oriented at all the wrong times...

I like the melody, especially on the chorus.... and I like your vocals... and I think this is one of your best sets of lyrics... In 1972 this would have been on the next Mott album... You'ld'a been invited to parties with the Raspberries and T. Rex and Badfinger... hired as a producer... both sides of the Atlantic...

This being now, maybe it's just time to start that boutique indie label....

Ed
Vic Holman said 3893 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
thats what i thought
one more guitar. after i realized i missed the "e" i looked it up: an abnormal rattling sound in the lungs heard through a stethoscope:: funny enough to keep. we're 30 years to late to save mott the hoople and the raspberries. no ones invented a reliable time machine yet. but then you talking about some good energy bands that taught me how to play. i just read record sells are 30% of what they use to sell 10 years ago. we're lucky enough to be able to post our stuff here for free.

Thanks Ed! Appreciated as always.

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
MasonAtom said 3869 days ago (March 16th, 2007)
nice
Mott and T. Rex in the same post... that brings me back to what my dad used to listen to when I was growing up. Great stuff and I can hear the influences too.

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j2morrow said 3890 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
Oh, man
There's that distinct Vic Holman sound again. Always good to hear that wall of guitar sound with your voice. Nice job all around.
Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
Vic Holman said 3890 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
thanks jt
more guitars then you can flip a pick with. not sure why i got on that kick. but its fun to fit it all in i guess. Thanks for taking the time to listen. appreciated!

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
Dennis James said 3890 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Solid....
Big sound....yeah I agree with another poster....Mott vibe, and that is good.
Check out my latest song called All Dried Out.
Vic Holman said 3889 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
thanks dennis
appreciate it. maybe i should do a "all the way from memphis" thing.

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
echoroom said 3888 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
Another Guitar classic
Vic ... when are you gonna make the album to blow the socks off the music world? Your guitar playing and songwriting is certainly good enough to make it in the 'real' world. This is another gem, with a lovely slab of chorus ... reminds me a little of the defunct, underrated Auteurs. Oh, and love the funky little guitar at the end ... before the chorus kicks in and has me singing along.

Top stuff, man.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Vic Holman said 3887 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
thanks steve
album? i can hardly get my friends to listen! my keyboard playing has gotten so rusty i have to add more guitars. all in fun.

Thanks for the kind words, appreciated.

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
mikkinylund said 3887 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
Good song, good arrangement
This I like a lot! Very catchy melody on the chorus, instant sing-a-long! The lyrics speaks directly to me which makes it easier to grasp of course, but this song has overall a lot of things in it, many pleasant surprises such as the arrangement, and the very well performed guitars. This is one I am going to listen to quite a bit.
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Vic Holman said 3887 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
thanks mikki
surprisingly the music came together pretty fast, at least i was surprised, considering how many guitar tracks there are here. luckily i had the lyrics written from this last summer. that seems to hold me up for days even trying to think of something.

Thanks for the good words!

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
kipak said 3881 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Rich sounding
I could not make out the distinctive sound of each guitar but the overall effect was very rich and I could definitly hear the layering. The melody and vocals reminded me of the Beatles meet Mathew Sweet. The vocals mesh really well with the guitars. I dont think its the lyrics that are necessarily better but the phrasing on the vocals seems more honest and natural. You seem to be telling the story better.
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Vic Holman said 3880 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
thanks much
some guitars are in there for support. tak em out and it's noticable. of course you lose a bit converting down to a mp3.

Thanks for taking some time to listen and comment appreciated!

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
MasonAtom said 3870 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
hmm
kinda beatl-y, but with Brian May on lead guitar.

what do you think of the bbe pedal?

What kind of amp did you mic with that 57?

just curious - nice guitar sounds.

Mason
Check out my latest song called Amp Demo: UberSEL/KT77/Gothik PSU
Vic Holman said 3869 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
thanks
yep its the brian may technique. fun to experiment with harmony lines.

the bbe pedal really brings a nice presence. i
m thinking of get the stereo rack mount to run everything through.

i run the electric guitars through a digitech pedal board. it has amp modeling plus you can blend 2 different amp models together too create your own. less mess and quicker that way. i have 4 amps gathering some dust

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
said 3852 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
!
I enjoyed it overalll..You GOT IT

Thanx Lena
Vic Holman said 3851 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
ahh thanks again
this was a bit challenging but fun to put together

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
lavalamp said 3851 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Hey Vic
Just wanted to chime in and tell you that you've got a really nice sound. Very good lyrics. Can't tell you what it sounds like......but, wait a minute, THAT'S A GOOD THING.
Bravo
LL
Check out my latest song called The Shallow People
Vic Holman said 3850 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
thanks LL
glad you liked it. about as real as i get at times. Thanks again for taking the time to listen!

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
MarcSupsic said 3766 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
You can hear the classic influences in this,
You deserve a lot of credit for putting together such a stack of sounds in a really palatable manner. It's not easy to orchestrate all those different voices, I know! Your guitar harmonies are spot-on, in perfect tune. Adds a Brian May flavor. Your lyrics and voice remind me of Nick Lowe or George Harrison.

Good stuff, thanks for your feedback.
Marc
Check out my latest song called Feel Me
Vic Holman said 3765 days ago (June 27th, 2007)
Thanks Marc
I'm not sure if the classical influences rubbed off or I'm trying to consciencely mimic them. :-) i guess either way it's all good.

And Marc keep putting out good stuff. I'm digging what I've been hearing!

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
said 3764 days ago (June 29th, 2007)
This is definately one of my favorites!
You write such great lyrics. Real - I can relate to. And soft, or "rock my world" I LOVE how you play guitar!
Vic Holman said 3763 days ago (June 29th, 2007)
yep
a bit introspective. thats what happens when the power goes out. With only a few candles and a couple of beers I wrote these pretty fast. wish that would happen all the time sometimes it can take me a week to ever start on them.

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now where's those car keys?
Check out my latest song called Extinction
said 3433 days ago (May 25th, 2008)
Great!
Amazing as usual... glad I stopped to listen!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
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