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they must.... because that's what they do
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They live upon they haul you to their particular diseases
Then they give you everything that you have or you need

to many feet
to many hands
to many heads
they will leave you to drown

and they feel they must drag you down
and they feel they must drag you down

They know that god exists for they dress like saints
chasing through the alleys and screaming out names

to many feet
to many hands
to many heads
they will leave you to drown

and they feel they must drag you down
and they feel they must drag you down

they tear you up like paper and ease the memories away
then they haul you down and feed you to the machine today

to many feet
to many hands
to many heads
they will leave you to drown

and they feel they must drag you down
and they feel they must drag you down
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Hits: 2198
Comments: 60
Fans: 31
Plays: 124
Downloads: 39

Uploaded: Jun 09, 2013 - 12:29:20 PM
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2013 - 12:29:20 PM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 11:25:12 AM
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same stuff that i usually use
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logic pro 9
Comments
Char said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Some inventive
lyrics. An anti-political rock anthem. And there are homeless and faceless everywhere. Your guitar sings. Thanks.
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Vic Holman said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
thanks char
thanks for giving it a listen. it can mean a lot of different things in many ways. the idea actually came from thriller novels
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4nglo said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
machine

That was my first thought, then came the lyric...

I love the mechanics of this, good one Vic

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Vic Holman said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
machine beginning
funny how that worked... seems to set up the song nicely i thought
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Sigmund said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
They Must
Another cool one Vic - you are so full of creativity! Enjoyed!
Sig
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Vic Holman said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
thanks sig
creative streak... gotta go with it when it happens. currently i have several in development at this point. i appreciate your time for the listen
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davisamerica said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
too many ....
wow Vic ..... arse kickin good. love the lyrics .... actually I love all of it. Downloaded.
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Vic Holman said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
thanks jack
a good ass kicking once in a while is a good thing. i had to kick myself to get this finished:-)
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alackbass said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
They Must
Wild track! Compelling lyrics. Great rock arrangement. Your guitar work is wicked! Excellent mix!
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Vic Holman said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
thanks andrew
it started with just 2 chords...... then things happened!
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Moviz said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
This one
has the feel of those 60's electronic songs like Gary Numan's 'Cars', but with a more human touch..... a different feel of song from you Vic, but its still got your distinctive mark on it, cheers M
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Vic Holman said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
thanks maurice
thanks for the listen maurice. someday i'll do a heavy metal song-that will be different.... without the total body coverage of tattoos :-)
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egobandit said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
drag you down
Some funky timing and changes very creative, your vocals and the timing in your lyrics are spot on Man your really touching the musical muse in this one! Top notch!
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Vic Holman said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
thanks tim
i think most or all of this is in 6/4 time. the verse chords i added quick upstrokes that kinda adds a little something to the overall beat & feel
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gadzooks said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
They Must
What a cool vibe this has. Enjoy the crunchy over driven rhythm guitars .... bass and drums driving along nicely ... vocals in a good range .... I like the progression and melody in the" and they feel they must drag you down" part. This is real good Vic. You are definitely producing some fine original sounding tunes these days. .... thumbs up on the words.
SG
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Vic Holman said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
thank stan
sometimes everything comes together at the right moment. i had to work on this one in bits and pieces over 3 weeks while doing some home refinishing..... i can still taste the dust
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Symphony101 said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Another great
work with VH signature. I'm amazed by your creativity and how prolific you are. It all sounds like the music comes to you by itself. Very impressive work !


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Vic Holman said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
thanks yves
song ideas do come fairly easy, a lot of good ideas i have forgotten the next day. lyrics at times, not so much
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TvRicky said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
A Message for all to hear...
This is an unfortunate reality...Depicted here 'on the real' Vic..Slick.. the melody is so right on man..Production Magic

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Vic Holman said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
thanks tvr
i remember a line from a movie that i can't quite remember... the main character asked the hunchback ...why must you keep whipping the creature? he responds... because thats what i do. inbreeding, i think
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bud said 1652 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
whoa - cool lines in this track
very sophisticated rock and roll - great motion and changes - one of your all time greats here Vic. Have you refinanced with the devil?
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Vic Holman said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
thanks kevin
refinanced the house with lower rates, but not the devil..... his rates were to high.
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kingbee said 1652 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Must they?
Really, really cool track with all the components coming together to make a killer track.
Love the guitars and the bass colours the spaces
Great song
cheers
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Vic Holman said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
oh, they must
thanks for checking this out. music wise... i was inspired some by bowies next day album.... now if only i could sing like bowie
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Skean said 1652 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
They Must
Nice one, Vic, thanks for the copy, cheers.
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Vic Holman said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
thanks kenta
your welcome....... however i'm not so sure if anyone would pay actual money :-)
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peacepiano said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Riffs
That opening riff ROCKS! Lyrics are hard hitting. Guitar solo is excellent. One of your best. Thanks!
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Vic Holman said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
thanks bill
i thought the beginning would be a good opening. i was going to cut some of it make it shorter, then i thought nah. thanks again for the listen, appreciated
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Philip18 said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
They must
The guitars rock, the vocals are entertaining, the changes and the riffs are interesting. Always a pleasure to listen to your work, Vic!
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Vic Holman said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
thanks philip
time was due to rock out some. thanks for your time and listen philip
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jiguma said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Love this Vic!
Talking Heads come to mind, and then again I also hear Adrian Bellew. Just a terrific off-beat track - my favourite of yours in a long while. Excellent!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Vic Holman said 1649 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
thanks neil
funny that you should mention bellew. the guitar solo here is a direct stab at his style on some of his bowie contributions, so you where right on... i didn't think anyone would catch it.
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PeterB7858 said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
They Must
Vic must... because that's what he does :-) Killer song. Rock creativity that mere mortals can only aspire to. Super impressive in all respects. Thanks, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 1649 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
thanks peter
i must create songs.......... so i have a excuse not to do a lot of yard work and landscaping. thanks again peter.
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Thetau said 1650 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
Vic
An imaginative way of getting into our heads. I like the way you get into the specifics in a general sort of way. That driving emotional response and that 'leaving of a vacuum' makes us add in our own thinking, that way it can mean anything that is important to us. Great song
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Vic Holman said 1649 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
thanks much
i usually like to leave room for interpretation. that comes from growing up through the years listen to artists that would do the approach lyrically. thanks for the listen, i appreciate it
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TobinMueller said 1650 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
Too many, not!
With all the tunes you crank out, you are the one with too many hands, heads, feet? Except you lift up, don't drag down. Thanks for yet another original classic. You are a machine!
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Vic Holman said 1649 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
thanks tobin
i would have never guessed that i would still be doing this for this long. i think part of me is on automation..... a machine... you are probably right
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MarkHolbrook said 1650 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
Right on Vic!
Spot on great as usual! Nicely done!
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Vic Holman said 1649 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
thanks mark
thanks for checking this out. and stunning performance on your cover song i must say
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awigze said 1649 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
Vic
If I heard this on the radio, I'd be like ' hey this is Vic Holman!
this girl cooks!
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Vic Holman said 1649 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
thanks andy
if you heard this on the radio, then the world would be turned upside down..... just the way i'ld like it
i appreciate your time for the listen
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magnatone said 1649 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
They Must
The great Mr. Holman strikes again! This is classic Vic - I love everything about this song - you are AWESOME!
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Vic Holman said 1649 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
thanks karen
i must, because it's what i do.
spectacular new song from you. you deliver the goods every time
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magnatone said 1648 days ago (June 13th, 2013)
ha
ditto ya cutie!!
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FEEL said 1648 days ago (June 13th, 2013)
A must listen
I especially like the guitar on this song and this has a more rock feel to it than what I'm accustomed to hearing from you. Well delivered message. Another fine post.
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Vic Holman said 1648 days ago (June 13th, 2013)
thanks john
rock i must. thanks for the time to listen john, i appreciate it
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grah3am said 1648 days ago (June 13th, 2013)
Fripperiffic
Kick - ass guitar all the way through, Vic. Good job.
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Vic Holman said 1648 days ago (June 13th, 2013)
thanks graham
thanks for the listen. just had a chance to catch up on your latest... exceptional piece!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1647 days ago (June 14th, 2013)
they must
interesting eclectic sound. some really cool guitar playing. cool arrangement. cheers graham
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Vic Holman said 1646 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
thanks graham
i appreciate you checking this tune out, thanks again
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thetiler said 1647 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
Your music seems like you should
be a rock star but here you are here with us. Lots of cool rockin with that CLASSIC cool vocals that you are most certainly famous for here at MJ. Cool fuzz at the end to. One of the true great rockers here at MJ Way to go. LIke how you make the lyrics mysterious, at least to me. I like how you incorporate that in your style!
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Vic Holman said 1646 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
thanks bill
MJ is a perfect place for us rockstar couldbeens. :-) better talent then the stuff dished out
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Dadai.2 said 1646 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
High octane rock
Excellent song!

D
Vic Holman said 1646 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
thanks jack
and now firing the afterburners :-)
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apb said 1646 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
That 6/4 ..
makes a refreshing change. The song and especially the guitars are excellent... not sure who "they" are (not recognizing anyone in the cover-art..) but they appear to be receiving an award for something...I read this was inspired by thriller novels/novelists? Intriguing.. I started to think of "they" as either the mafia/organized crime or the thriller novelists themselves. Enjoyed.
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lavalamp said 1644 days ago (June 17th, 2013)
Vic!
How are we every going to make a "best of" with sooooo many great tunes. LOVE the vocal delivery on this one. I might be making a come back btw.
But, after hearing this why bother. lol

LL
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Narad said 1638 days ago (June 24th, 2013)
They Must
I did miss this. Thanks a lot Vic for being here. Your music is really outstanding ! :)
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Llarion said 1633 days ago (June 28th, 2013)
Man, the 80s live!
Man, that soundfield choice and the tone of the drums took me right back, as did the slick, LA style compressed guitars. This is seriously cool stuff! Wherever do you get all these ideas?? Love the scorching, bitter guitar solo...
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Bob Rodgers said 1628 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
Another
great song Vic, I very much enjoyed this.
Nice intro and time signature with a great vocal and the guitars are always top notch.

Bob
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