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The Streets of Delhi w/Will & Vic


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bud

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This is a collaboration between Vic Holman - music, Willnlf - lyrics, and Bud - vocals. A few weeks back Vic sent me an mp3 to sing on. Around the same time my brother Will returned from India where he participated in a polio innoculation program, and sent me these lyrics. I'm grateful for the opportunity to put this together and hope I've done them both justice.
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Lyrics
The Streets of Delhi

the streets are dry and dusty
trash is everywhere
the buildings are all broken
pollution fills the air

beside a new construction site
a village has arisen
it’s made of tin and plastic
a horrifying vision

the laborers have moved in
from the countryside
they can’t commute to work each day
no one has a ride

so they stay until the job is done
and then they move away
the homeless people move in
no one has to pay

last night as we ate dinner
in our luxury hotel
right around the corner
people lived in hell

someone made the comment
they’re poor but they’re content
they understand wants and needs
at least they don’t pay rent

but I see the little children
their dirty clothes and feet
I see the hunger in their eyes
their poverty complete

I can’t find the emotion
can’t find the proper words
to capture how I feel inside
the sadness and the hurt

so I walk the slums of Delhi
do the job I came to do
to kill a beast named polio
help save a life or two
then I’ll fly home to America
show the pictures tell the story
but you’ll have to see it for yourself
walk the ruined streets of Delhi

the holy streets of Delhi
the hungry streets of Delhi
see the streets of Delhi
be the streets of Delhi
be the streets of Delhi




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Hits: 3704
Comments: 29
Fans: 12
Plays: 195
Downloads: 168

Uploaded: Mar 11, 2007 - 04:42:28 PM
Last Updated: Apr 01, 2007 - 09:15:24 AM Last Played: Jul 16, 2017 - 01:31:36 PM
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Hardware:
iMac G5
Samson USB mic
Vic used his arsenal of guitars and basses
Software:
GarageBand
I think Vic uses Logic
Comments
Vic Holman said 3929 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
woohoo!
and you got your brother in on this as well! thanks for taking this on. i'm all smilles. and thank your brother, those are fantastic lyrics and your singing is top notch as well.

Thanks again for your and your brothers help on this!

Vic
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bud said 3929 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Man you're fast - as was just about to
drop you a line. Thanks for the great track to work with. Glad you're pleased - it was fun.
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gregd said 3929 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
I like the images of this song . . .
captures Delhi pretty spot on. The tent cities are a shocking reality of that country, and they sure put our privileged life into perspective.

Thanks for posting.
-g
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bud said 3929 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Hey Greg
thanks for posting - are you still around? I understand you're headed for India yourself.
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bud said 3929 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Hey Greg
thanks for posting - are you still around? I understand you're headed for India yourself.
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bud said 3929 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Hey Greg
thanks for posting - are you still around? I understand you're headed for India yourself.
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gregd said 3926 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
Hey Bud, Hey Bud, Hey Bud . . .
(that was fun)
I'm still around until August, but I'm relinquishing my instruments to my younger cousin for the length of my stay in India -- at least the instruments that aren't stored in my laptop.

I'm going to be about eight hours north-east of Delhi, in a couple of towns named Haridwar and Hrishikesh. From there I'm not sure where I'll end up, though I'd like to stay in an ashram in one of those two places.

-g

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timothy devine said 3929 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Nice job
I here Vics sound n here. Its become a recognizable sound. A good thing.
I love the lyric. Inspired.
I keep seeing that cute dog(bud) and had to check this one out. Its very will recorded.
Nice Collab guys.
Tim


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bud said 3929 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Thanks Tim
Yeah Vic's got a real distinctive style. It was a real priveledge to work with him on this one.
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SmokeyVW said 3929 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
images flash across my retinae
i'm giving you all she's got

i'm not some kind of miracle worker

i don't know much longer she can take it

aye laddie

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willnlf said 3929 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Namaste
Vic, welcome to the team and thanks for the music, and thank you, Bud, for the vision to put it all together. Guitars and interpretation of lyrics right on. Everything matches the images still fresh in my mind.
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bud said 3929 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
all for one and one for all
glad you approve. Thanks for the inspiring lyrics,
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said 3928 days ago (March 12th, 2007)
YEs yes
WHat more could you want but the voice of Bud the music of Vic and the Lyrics of a great Poet Bud's bro, excellent !!!!!!!!
bud said 3927 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
Thanks EB
It was fun putting Vic and Will together.
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grid stalker said 3927 days ago (March 13th, 2007)
America in 30 years
Cool collab. Especially dig the chorus. Bud you gotta strong voice.
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bud said 3927 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
Thanks for the support
I had real trouble with this - finding the right place for the vocals to sit.
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JOAN said 3926 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
!!
cool sound... sad subject... the way of the world... excellent collaboration.... lordy yah gotta love the internet!!!
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bud said 3926 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
Yep - ya gotta love it
MacJams is such a great way of connecting. Who doesn't remember playing and playing alone with no feedback or collaborators. What a nice blend of technologies - digital music and the net. Love streams in bits.
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paddler said 3926 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
Gripping
REALLY enjoyed this.Especially like this part of the lyrics:-

I can%u2019t find the emotion
can%u2019t find the proper words
to capture how I feel inside
the sadness and the hurt

- this summed up how I've felt all this week and last.I got my head smacked in by some skinheads recently for not being a 'local'.Great combination of talents,nice choice of subject matter - love it when people write observations on their travels infact I like hearing about peoples travels period.Cool poignant singing and excellent usage of an arsenal (of guitars)
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bud said 3926 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
Paddler - Nice of you to drop by
I was really happy to discover your music lately. Thanks for the kind words. Sorry about the skinhead run in. Will writes a godd travelog - check out "The Road".
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racerat said 3925 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
india
I like how you captured the disparity between the haves and the have-nots. The incredible proximity they exist in in india is amazing and unsettling. Sad and curious. Well done, I love a story song. Vic, great guitar work. Love the bridge.
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bud said 3925 days ago (March 16th, 2007)
I can't take any credit for the story
it's all Will's work. Indeed Vic contributed a great piece of music for me to work with. It just happened that I was able to bring the two together. I thought there was a certain weight and sadness to the bridge that lent itself to Will's writing.Thanks for stopping by.
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bronco said 3902 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
Very Good
Vic the Slick(in this case slick means great) and my new bud Bud! Great collaboration. Super music as usual Vic and great lyrics and vocal from you and your brother Bud! Nice but sad!
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bud said 3901 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
Thanks for stopping by
Vic contributed a great piece of music to this project.
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said 3796 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
Amazing...
...how the lyrics fit this music so well. It's as though Vic wrote this with exactly these words in mind. Kudos on a job well done men!

Bravo!
bud said 3786 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
I gotta check comments more often
Thanks for stopping by Mike - Vic passed along the music and the fit was nice - I agree. When I work with Will I always start with music without a lyric set in mind and then I go into the folder and see what fits. It's cool how often the results work better than something I would have planned.

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Heightened said 3634 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
A truly sad song. Just think, one day of
money spent on the pentagon would eradicate polio from the planet forever!
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dolby said 3347 days ago (October 14th, 2008)
India
Only just found this. I spent four months in Bangalore last year and this is pretty familiar. The story is very true, ironic and sad. There are some great Vic musical moments in this and a cool vocal performance.

Glad I found it!
Phil
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bud said 3344 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
Thanks for taking the time to comment
Vic did a great job on this and Will's lyrics were very inspiring.
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kassia said 3101 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
dehli
this is a fabulous song! I've recently discovered Vic Holman (yes yes i'm slow) and I'm in love with his stuff. so - wow - a combo of vic and bud and i'm in heaven. very moving and powerful lyrics from your brother - and a heartfelt vocal performance from both of you. this is a wonderful collaboration and a really thought-provoking song. thank you!
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