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i recorded the music to this last friday afternoon. of course i got stuck for any idea on lyrics for a while. i was flipping through a old lyric notebook and came across a old song i did many macjam years ago of a song i had posted and deleted called anna jarvis. anna was the one who brought about mothers day in honor of her dead mother. anyway her story is quite interesting. she spent years promoting mothers day and once it became commercialized she turned around and protested it. anna and her sister had spent their inheritance fighting against what it had become. she had been arrest and spent her waning years in poverty and eventually in a mental institute. i rewrote the idea but made it more on the idea rather then a true account here. obviously things haven't changed in over a hundred years. go figure
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Lyrics
anna wants peace

anna with her friends hear the radio
anna has to wonder what's wrong with this world
to much fighting to much chaos
anna wants peace
anna wants love
wants a better world for her son
knit a sweater paint a dove
why can't this world get along

anna wants a world of divine peace
what she started went beyond her means
anna went out and created a scene
no one understood her own dreams

promoting peace in her hometown
after a while the word was getting around
everyone recognized a special day
anna wants peace
anna wants love
wants a better world for her son
knit a sweater paint a dove
why can't this world get along

anna wants a world of divine peace
what she started went beyond her means
anna went out and created a scene
no one understood her own dreams

anna said they trivialized everything i said
and they turned it into a game that i never made

anna wants a world of divine peace
what she started went beyond her means
anna went out and created a scene
no one understood her own dreams
anna went out and created a scene
no one understood her own dreams

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Fans: 30
Plays: 74
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Uploaded: Dec 30, 2011 - 05:08:49 PM
Last Updated: Dec 30, 2011 - 05:08:49 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 08:51:21 AM
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Comments
davisamerica said 2058 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
go figure indeed ...
...nice one Vic...d/l'd
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Vic Holman said 2057 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
thanks jack
yup the more things change the more they stay the same
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alackbass said 2058 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Anna Wants Peace
Very cool tune! Great arrangement! I love the ominous chord changes. So many great guitar tones. Great subject. I really felt some empathy for poor Anna!
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Vic Holman said 2057 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
thanks andrew
thanks for checking it out. the lyrics are a vague collection of anna and her mother, ann.... who was active in health and welfare of kids
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mybravedesign said 2058 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
wow
i don't know why i've never heard of this. thanks for the heads up for something new to research. love the song also. tnx
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Vic Holman said 2057 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
thanks for the listen
yeah there are some weird things that don't come to light on things we take for granted

thanks again for the listen
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magnatone said 2058 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Anna Wants Peace
what a fascinating back story vic - your lyrics came out beautifully, as did this song - congrats and happy new year!
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Vic Holman said 2057 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
thanks karen
............ and you know, fathers day was originated here in spokane
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egobandit said 2058 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Vic!
perfect I got lost in your split personality when you sing, driving and melodic Greatness!
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Vic Holman said 2057 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
thanks tim
we..... i mean i, appreciate your time tim. have a happy new year
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Philip18 said 2058 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Anna Wants Peace
Good topic for a song and well written. Love all the guitars and the way you have put the piece together - it's powerful! Much enjoyed.
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Vic Holman said 2057 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
thanks philip
i really appreciate your stopping by for a listen. have a happy new year
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Symphony101 said 2058 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Great tune !
And a very interesting story. I never knew about this aspect of how mothers' day started.
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Vic Holman said 2057 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
thanks yves
one other side note on why mother's day was started. anna thought kids were disrespectful of their parents, and that was close to a hundred years ago. ha
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Cori Ander said 2058 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
interesting story
and well done music with the for all future nonmistakable Vic Holman-stamp.

happy new year Vic and thank you for all your great and intersting music!
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ShadowofNine said 2058 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Anna Wants Peace
excellent tune Vic, good performance..much enjoyed from note one..
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Vic Holman said 2056 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
thanks dave
i appreciate your time to give it a listen
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racerat said 2057 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Anna Wants Peace
A moving and sad story. A rocking' allegory. Spooky backing vox. Thanks Vic!
RR
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Vic Holman said 2056 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
thanks philip
pretty weird story huh
anna really blew a fuse when people started sending mothers day cards
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gadzooks said 2057 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Anna Wants Peace
Great mix and excellent playing. Enjoy the different guitar sounds. Cool progression with the acoustic guitar part and I really like the chromatic electric chordal riff in the chorus ,,, bridge. Lyrics and vocals flow real well. I've really enjoyed getting familiar with your tunes and look forward to more in the New Year!
Cheers!
SG
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Vic Holman said 2056 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
thanks stan
a big thanks for taking some time to give this a listen
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lavalamp said 2057 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Signature...
... chord progression. Instantly thought Holman. Maybe lyrics don't come so easy to you, but you always come up with original, great ones.

Maybe I'll send you some-

Happy New Year Brother.

LL
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Vic Holman said 2056 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
thanks dave
usually it's coming up with a topic that can kill me. most of the time this past year i'll improvise singing and a line or topic comes out, then it's bam...... done. nothing worked this time around until i went through a old lyric notebook and was able to re-write lyrics from a old deleted song
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J_Gretch said 2057 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Anna Wants Peace
The lyric idea works well with the progression...The overall tone has that familiar V-H sound...I always enjoy your work Vic.
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Vic Holman said 2054 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
unfortunately....
anna never got her peace

thanks for checking it out and good to her a new tune from ya
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sammydix said 2057 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Anna
why did you delete this? really solid song and the story behind it got me wanting to read more about Anna and how the waning years came about.
the creative touches are what makes this work for me most, esp that part at 2:22, and that eerie sound that follows. great chorus. new fan.
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Vic Holman said 2054 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
thanks sammy
the original version was different, more biographical and detail in the story. i think back then i was going to re-record it along with a some others from long ago. i think it was more folk rock. just don't remember anymore, i might of actually hated it
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DWL said 2057 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
I listened earlier to this
but didn't have time to say anything.

Words fail me Vic.....

Great work!

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 2054 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
thanks dick
i always appreciate you giving a listen
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RochaMalhada said 2056 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Anna wants Holman
Ok, now she's replenished, has a truckin' tune to play on the 8-track while drivin' about the town on the iron horse and head bobbin... despite hersself, she loves it - a tribute.

. - Harold
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Vic Holman said 2054 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
thanks harold
to bad they didn't have thrush mufflers and mag wheels back in those days
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dave_b said 2055 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
Anna Wants Peace
I like the signature riff. As usual, the layering of the guitars works great, the sounds work really well together. Interesting story. I like the vocals.
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Vic Holman said 2054 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
thanks dave
i always appreciate your time to give the tunes a listen
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UncleNazz said 2054 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
Anna Wants...
Love the guitar mix..
Plenty of space and lots to keep my attention!
Great vocal delivery too...

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Vic Holman said 2054 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
thanks uncle
thanks for checking the tune out. i really appreciate it
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tf10music said 2054 days ago (January 4th, 2012)
very evocative
vocals. I can't place exactly who they remind me of -- probably because it's not just one singer. As always, your guitar tone inspires a great deal of envy in me. Great work.
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Moviz said 2054 days ago (January 4th, 2012)
very original
subject for the lyrics and a nice tribute to her initial well meaning ideas. As always Vic you do the top thing regarding arrangement and performance etc..... always good stuff, cheers M
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Monkaton said 2050 days ago (January 8th, 2012)
Well Done, Vic
Always impressed with your guitar playing and the tones you get. Good lyrics with a groovy ending.
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jiguma said 2049 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
Interesting story
and well up to your usual (very high) standard Vic. Nice mix too. All good :)
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Loob said 2045 days ago (January 12th, 2012)
Love the acoustic work on this Vic!
Has a british invasion feel to it! Maybe a bit of Kinks in the vocal melody. Well crafted piece man!
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Franciscus_Henri said 2045 days ago (January 12th, 2012)
anna
Thanks for this. A fabulous celebration of a woman with integrity. I must add in our family we always resisted these "special days" that seemed to be all about getting us all to buy stuff. NOT LEAST a swell bit of music.
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Slashh! said 2042 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Anna Wants Peace
Good stuff Vic. Great source material for an original tune. Top-notch recording as usual.
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Trillian said 1577 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
Go Figure!!!
The same thing happened to every freakin' holiday we try to celebrate in love and peace and dignity!!! F---ing Madison Ave. Advertising/Sales/ Greed!!! Oops! Forgot what yer artistic occupation wuz! Sorry, Sweetheart! LMAO Rico has cat chow and you can fire up the BBQ cause of Ad Campaigns.... But I'm sure your peers @ werk stop short of selling their souls to make the almighty $$$ lol!!! Christmas is the worst offender hands down with Valentines Day a disingenuous close second followed by Mothers Day then Easter ~ Well ~ my opinion only ~ then there are the lesser holidays used to get rid of excess merchandise and cars! Go, Figure!!! LMAO dear Vicar ;~ O
empireofwhh said 1257 days ago (March 10th, 2014)
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Love the quite intro that leads into the huge sound. It pretty much explodes out of the speakers. And great story, too! You did a great job!
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