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Grass Under My Feet


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Vic Holman

 Genre: Indie Rock

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a song about indecision, I think.

a side note what may sound like synth tracks at the beginning and at a break later in the song are a lot of guitar harmonic notes on infinant delay repeat and brought in with a volume pedal. kind of a alternative to a real e-bow.
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Lyrics
Waiting For The Grass To Grow

i feel there's a place out there
what you say what you dare
i feel the time will come
people will get along

ch;
and i'm waiting for the grass to grow under my feet

not sure of what's all that true
i really haven't a clue
to many say they know the answer
but i'm not sure if that's true
children's eyes see all hope
growing up learning to cope

ch:
and i'm waiting for the grass to grow under my feet

that girl has got a lot lot
this boy is a have not
that girl can't do without
this boy carries has some doubt
that girl wants expensive things
this boy buys salvation army

ch:
and i'm waiting for the grass to grow under my feet

fool me for not paying attention
could you give me an extension
another day goes right by me
when i'm lost in my dreamland
the blame and the claims
almost insane confuses me


ch:
and i'm waiting for the grass to grow under my feet

i'm waiting on the sideline
waiting for the world to decide
still i hear accusations fly
without a compromise

ch:
and i'm waiting for the grass to grow under my feet
and i'm waiting for the grass to grow under my feet
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Comments: 50
Fans: 27
Plays: 135
Downloads: 156

Uploaded: Jul 27, 2008 - 08:23:02 PM
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2008 - 08:23:02 PM Last Played: Sep 11, 2016 - 11:37:09 PM
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Hardware:
i-Mac. Gibson SG, Shector bass, Ibanez EW acoustic, Digitech GNX2 & RP 100 multi processors.
Software:
Logic Pro 8
Comments
jiguma said 3369 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
Cool tune ..
.. and I notice a new style VH song-art direction.

Nice balance, playing, singing, writing and excellent production. Extremely small nit (had to search for it!) is that I'd like to hear the acoustic/s a little stronger in the mix - mainly because it sounds so good.

Cheers,
Neil
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Vic Holman said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
Originally when I added the acoustics, I was just filling in to smooth it out some. So now you have me thinking. I can lower the rhythm electrics and bring up the acoustics in places. I might play around with one some more.
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RazorsKiss said 3369 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
well, vic
this type of song suits your vocal style very well. nice, smooth, ELO esque, pop thang. i loved the production, the snare sound reminded me of the Maggie May sessions. digitech, huh? good chorusing, to be sure. nice, melodic, solo, went well with the roving rhtythm. overall, if i were to vote, this would be an honest, solid 8. it has a classic rock feel, with a british nod.
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Vic Holman said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Thanks Allen
the music was the easy part. It took me some considerable time to figure the lyrics and approaching it vocally. I figured best to be a bit mellow. The drums I was playing around with the EQ and found a nice spot with a sharp attack. There's a lot of multi processors out there. But I like Digitech, Even has a whammy pedal mode and a real talk box through a mike input. have yet to use on a recording yet though.
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Feter said 3369 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
Grass Under My Feet
the first thing grab me to this song ..the crystal
clear mixing ...new mood here from you Vic on keys
and Guitar .just so special and cool ...right then
bro ...YOU ROCK .thnx for sharin !!!!
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Vic Holman said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
thanks Feter
I kept most of the guitar tracks very clean. I was hoping it would have a bit of a sparkling sound to most it. Especially since my vocal tends to sound dirty. Not fowl language, just the timbre. :)
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said 3369 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
Ha ha...
Only YOU would devise a way to synthesize a synthesizer Vic! If you hadn't informed us beforehand, I would never had guessed those were harmonic guitar tracks. A bold and successful experiment bro!

A lovely pop-rock tune. I am especially fond of the chorus. Very well sung. The lead solo is vintage Vicar. The bass track is fat and strong and drives things along nicely.

Damn it! I'm trying my level best here NOT to "blow sunshine," but I simply cannot find fault with this song. (Apologies all around to the League of GLOOMY GUSes!)

Nice one my friend!

Be well!
Vic Holman said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Thanks Mike
I have to presets for the drone sound one clean, one distorted. just a lot of notes and artificial harmonics brought in with the volume pedal. you can also put in notes that start bouncing all over the place and really build it up into a cacaphony.

I was a bit meticulous on the vocals. I dumped three versions before this last one. wasn't sure if I was going to hit the high notes on the chorus. whew.
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said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Ha!
We're gettin' old bro!

I know what you mean re the "high" vocals. When I remastered "Sally" I tried to re-sing the rock vocal parts, but kept falling short. I finally gave up and just tweaked the original vocals. GEEZ man...It's only been two years, and even back then we had to lower the key of "House" so that we could sing it!

Well, you seem to have nailed the final take. Your chorus vocals sound as natural to these ears as the rest of the song.

Good job!
Relic67 said 3369 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
love it!
nice melodies, great production and execution all round.
It reminded me slightly of a band I haven't heard for ages, Aztec Camera.
Obligatory nitpick: Song could use a bridge! :)



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Vic Holman said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Aztec Camera
man, I had forgotten all about them. that has been some time.

regarding the bridge, I originally intended to make the section were the guitar solo as a bridge. I didn't have words and so I made one pass with the solo guitar and kinda liked it so I kept that in.

I really appreciate the listen!
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rsorensen said 3369 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
greatness
another classic holman. have i ever told you how much I love your sound? Great mix and those are really cool guitar tones you've wrangled. Nice dreamy chorus and I love that Japanese flavored solo. This will be a great summer song for me. Only thing I would've liked is a slower fade at the end. I think it would suit the vibe of the song better. But that's just a personal preference thing. Great song vic!
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Vic Holman said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Thanks Ridd
highly appreciated on my end. Luckily I didn't have to mess around with the guitar tones. I select what I need externally. So, when I'm adding a new track I know immediately where I'm at. So, all the music tracks wher done In a matter of a few hours.

I thought, when I was recording the end that i had enough space to work with. When I set the fade I realized it was going to be shorter then intended.
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MarkHolbrook said 3369 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
I especially
love the vocals on this one Vic. Once again another awesome creation!
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Vic Holman said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
the funny thing is I was really considering to have someone else do the vocals.
Plus, I went through 3 different sets of lyrics. When I couldn't decide what I really wanted that actually sparked the idea with what I came up with in the end.
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MarkHolbrook said 3364 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Well VH...
The song IS about indecision right!? :)
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blaky smith said 3369 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
I am
in ecstasy in front of your collection of music toys, which I discover today on your homepage !
This new tune sounds good Vic, another attractive well made work, in any point of view, with a lot of originality in the creation and as usual a perfect harmony between your music and your voice, Bravo... et Merci !
Marc

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Vic Holman said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Thanks Marc
There are more toys that were not in the pictures. several more guitars and a lot of effect pedals.

the music came to me pretty fast one night of just goofing around on a acoustic. I was able to record the tracks in a afternoon. But it took a couple of weeks for me to get something going for lyrics and vocals.
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lengold said 3369 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Lovely flowing
chord progressions. Excellent lyrics and I think the bass needs special mention. Your vocals are sounding great. Love the chorus. I can't find anything to criticise - which is good 'cause I don't want to.
Cheers
Len


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Vic Holman said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Thanks Len
the verse section is nothing but variation in C. So, I kept most parts pretty simple and doing something a little different. I punched up the mids on the bass so it would really stand out. I really liked the sound of it myself as well.
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thoddi said 3369 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
after the fire
Guess you've found some inspiration to the chorus from your last song...

Had a look at your profile page and all your toys... Cool:)

Your song has that classic VH sound. Tight and good!
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Vic Holman said 3367 days ago (July 29th, 2008)
Thanks Thor
I've been picking up those toys as time goes along. There are a few i have at work that didn't get in.

The fire around here has settled. I started this immediately after the last one, but sat around for a while before I could come up with some lyrics.
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Skean said 3369 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Yes Vic
Kinda like this style nice relaxing acoustic inde ROCK tune... Sweet mix in this one Love it.
Nice pic too don't cut the toes (he cut his big toe on a sharp lawnmower)
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Vic Holman said 3367 days ago (July 29th, 2008)
Thanks Kenta
I am VERY careful while mowing. Especially if I stick my fingers under the mower:)
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guygrooves said 3369 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Vic
you are so talented my friend. This is a great song. I too am trying very hard not to blow to much sunshine, but with your stuff it's very hard not to lol.
I do have two personal taste observations to make though.. so here goes... 1. Your vocal isn't on top of the mix it is just "in" it in places, it also has a touch too much reverb for my taste (vocal only). 2. Personally I found the tone of the lead guitar to be harsh, and sorta out of place with the whole texture of the song.
These are personal observations only, and the over all production of this is something I hope to be able to aspire to one day. Brother you are one talented dude. Thanks for a great song and for the download.
Guy
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Vic Holman said 3367 days ago (July 29th, 2008)
Thanks Guy
True a tune can be mixed a million ways.

Usually when I do a mp3 bounce I do 4 versions with different vocal levels. One was more on top but sounded a bit over. I could bring the reverb back I'm sure. I'll probably will do a different remix to see what differences can come about.

I appreciate your thoughts!
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magnatone said 3369 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Grass Under My Feet
Couldn't wait to get to this one Vic! Love the vox, and whatever the heck you did with the guitar in here is quite amazing. Your music never disappoints!
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Vic Holman said 3367 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Thanks Karen
the music was pretty decisive. I came up with the tune in a evening and recorded the music in a afternoon. the lyrics and vocal was the indecisive part and took a couple weeks to get something going.
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Mystified said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
easygoing indecision...
Me? It's the grass is always greener on the other side... ;)

Just an excellent song all around, and I enjoyed the listen very much!
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Vic Holman said 3367 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
the grass
all my neighbors yards are greener then mine. no matter how much I water and fertilize. But I'm okay with that.

Thanks and I appreciate the listen!
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michael2 said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
this
is great Vic, love your fake synth. you know I would have played synth for you, but i;m pretty sure you enjoyed holing up and tweaking on that for as long as it took. love the sounds, chorus, and the lyrics and melodies. i do agree with Ridd though. You should make the ending longer; like really long with sound and solo's and big drum fills. .like you would probably play it live. it's a little bit of a tease right now. really, really nice song.
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Vic Holman said 3367 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Thanks Michael
true I could of done a synth, it's just one chord. I pulled a little stipulation from the first 2 Queen albums. No synths were used.

I thought I had enough for the end when I was recording, but yeah I to realized it was going to be shorter than anticipated. I almost took this in a different direction with glide free guitar and odd noises plus really bury the vocals, but i don't have the falsetto. Like something from Loveless
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michael2 said 3366 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
i know
try this: fade out the end, while fading in your opening guitar synth past and letting it echo off into space. food for thought.
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Vic Holman said 3366 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
yup
i was thinking about doing that, I think there may be a quite a alternate version going not just a remix
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bud said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
What a wonderful song Vic
This has such a great vibe with the simple bass and your gentle vocals - I absolutely love it. The guitars and production sound great too. Well done.
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Vic Holman said 3367 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Thanks Kevin
I tried to keep all the individual parts simple yet a bit different from each other. I have my presets pretty well figured out so I can usually plug and play and not have to worry about the mix end of to much
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12parsecs said 3368 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
waiting...
vic, top notch production here my friend. love the bass tone. the main clean electric hook has a very nice chorusy tone too. i agree with ridd, could use a longer fade out, imo. that's subjective.

i don't know if i'd change anything on this song. the performances and production are excellent. if i *had* to find something to nit pick (and i don't know if you are even looking for constructive criticism) i guess the vocal gets a bit lost in the choruses (hypocrite alert! :). and the bass seemed a little rushed in parts. but, seriously, these are quite minor. i think this one's ready to go on the cd! nice post!
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Vic Holman said 3367 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
I'm always open..
.. to opinions. I'm on board about the end. Thought I had enough down and I'm not the cut and paste type. I don't think it would of synced anyway. I understand what you mean on the chorus I may have dropped the lead vocal back a bit to much there.

thanks for the observations and listen!
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Lennon714 said 3368 days ago (July 29th, 2008)
not sure why
but I love the line, "that girl wants expensive things/
this boy buys salvation army" Wonderful and catchy chorus. I'll be singing this all day for sure. I find myself with Neil and Allen. I'd like to hear more acoustic rhythm, but only because I love Jeff Lynne. I'm not saying the song should end up like that, I'd just like to hear a version like that. Great tune!
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Vic Holman said 3367 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Thanks Eric
I think I will do an alternative to this and incorporate some of he ideas that have come up. Included bring up the acoustics. When and if I ever get around to posting it is a undecided factor.

Thanks again Eric.
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VicDiesel said 3367 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
And while the world makes up its mind
...I think I'll just practice this bass riff.

Great song, lovely guitar work.


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Vic Holman said 3366 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Thanks Vic
i wonder if the world will ever decide. probably not, to much chest thumping.

the bass line is simple and steady as she goes. I thought it had a good bounce to it, so bring it up seemed right.
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Ibstrat said 3366 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
You
have something that every musician strives for- your own style.I don't know much about production, I listen more for emotional content.Your songs always deliver.I really like your guitar playing on this!
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Vic Holman said 3365 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
Thanks Mark
I think styles sneak up behind you when you are not looking. Usually when I'm playing around on the guitar in the evening I don't really think to much of what I'm doing. When something sounds interesting, then that sparks something to work on. I think a lot of it is subconscience in one way or the other.
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guitapick said 3366 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
~
Great lyrics..."...grass to grow under my feet..."

Always a pleasure to hear your music, Vic
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Vic Holman said 3365 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
Thanks Bob
I always appreciate your tuning in and support. And good luck with your CD.
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Norman Goodman said 3365 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
Great
As always superb creativity and musicianship.....reminds me of early Floyd.....exceptional....Loved it...and admire your talent
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Vic Holman said 3363 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Thanks Norman
I appreciate your listen and support. Your newest tune is absolutley amazing.
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lavalamp said 3364 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
you know.....
what I liked about this one? The intro bass groove. Love the the mellow vibe to this one. Really relaxed me when I needed to be.

Thanks,

Dave
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Vic Holman said 3363 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Hey Dave
well it's the weekend and that's a good thing. yeah I wanted this one to be a bit laid back. But not to mellow.

Thanks again Dave
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egobandit said 3363 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
E bow
I remember long ago I had one of those string vibrators that made your strings sound sort of like that. Im waiting for, for anything to grow under my feet I cant afford to water my lawn so anything that grows is good enough for me. Excellent song Vic Downloaded for prosperity
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Vic Holman said 3363 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Hey Tim
no water. man, it sure sucks that when the economy is down that artists are the first to suffer. I hope it turns around for you pretty fast. your talent is way to good.
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mowguy3 said 3363 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
To cool
I like the flow and everything going in the same direction.Great mix ,and killer singing. Loved it.
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Vic Holman said 3363 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
thanks Russ
thanks for the listen, I appreciate it. I thought a easy going tune would be nice for summer
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dirigent said 3363 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Grass under my feet
A superb song, well written and excellently performed. Enjoyed it, thanks!!!
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Vic Holman said 3363 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Thank you much
I appreciate you taking some time for the listen. nothing better then walking barefoot on the lawn without a care
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said 3357 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
Verrry Nice Vicar : )
I used to love the violets growing in my grass - still do. I've been informed that they are weeds. To me they're beautiful. Free flowers - what could be more beautiful. : )

Your lyrics are always a lesson in a new way to see something. And I like the lines about the boy's and girl's different sets of values in your "story" also. Sometimes it's the other way around (I'm remembering a Cheryl Crow song "Soak Up The Sun" : ) ) And another song by Jewel.

And the first bit sounds like you're speaking of Utopia - and I'm the one who is usually accused of "wishful rose colored granny glasses" : )

"Children's eyes see all hope"
"Growing up learning to cope"
Perfect.
Wonderful song, Vic, and nice pix of the guitars (the one with the picture is conspicuously missing) Also, nice to see your original "friendly fly boy" aviator avatar : )
Vic Holman said 3355 days ago (August 10th, 2008)
Thanks CJ
Yes in my yard if a plant has color I consider it a flower. Seems the weeds are the things that grow the best here.

This is one of those on the fence type of songs where there is a bit of the duality of thoughts and lifestyles.

I've been meaning to put flyboy back up for some time. He just looks so full of sunshine!
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Bob Rodgers said 3349 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
I
have some catching up to do after being away for a few weeks!
What a great song Vic, I really love this, a great sound and I especially love the guitars and vocals.

Superb lyrics and a great melody here, this sounds so good! You are very talented!
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Vic Holman said 3349 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Thanks Bob
thanks for the catch up. Hope you had a great honeymoon.
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