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Xmas (War is Over) Cover

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Date
12/22/2009
File Info
Song
5.4 MB
3 min 57 sec
Score
4.09 / 5.00

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Genres:
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Author Comments

A few days ago I asked for Christmas songs that people wanted me to cover and PhyroDragon came up with "Happy Christmas (war is over)" so here it is. I really hope you all like my take on it. I kept it really simple as the original was so great that I really just wanted to express the emotion it stirred within me while listening to it.

And here are the lyrics:

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
The rich and the poor ones
The road is so long
And So happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year is over
And a new one's just begun
And so this is Christmas
And we hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
We hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now

Reviews


PessimistOwlPessimistOwl

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars December 28, 2009

It's..... okay.

First of all let me congratulate you on making the best of the week. That is a really impressive feat and you have successfully pulled it off.

I thought your song was okay. I will not contradict that you have a great voice, not too many people on newgrounds do (sorry to all those that feel offended by this comment). I thought that your words were clear and that your singing was impressive.
My one main complaint is the fact that this did not sound too creative. Sure you just did a cover of Lenon's song and all, but you really didn't add any flair to it. It was mostly like the original only with you singing it and no chorus of children singing in the backround. I always thought that this song also really shouldn't be a christmas song. It's just not joyful more or less just a dissallusioned way of looking at the holidays. Like "Is that all there is?"
Another complaint that I had was the fact that you really didn't concentrate on using different parts. For the most part it was just a piano and you along with a very very faint quartet sound in the distance and you recording over yourself towards the end to mimic the chorus of children. The amount of parts you had was a bit lacking and then you have the fact that you and the piano made the other parts that you created almost non existent. I could hardly hear the quartet and you doing the chorus part unless I listened. Try making those a small tad louder please.
Other than that I have no complaints. You have a wonderful voice and I think you should keep creating things and singing. You may have a cool career with that one. Merry Christmahanakwanzaka to you and a happy new year unless your chinese. Peace,
PO


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BestselectBestselect

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 28, 2009

Awesome!

I love your voice! It sounds so beautiful !



GaijinTenshiGaijinTenshi

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 28, 2009

Wowzers.

I'm not a holiday musicologist whatsoever, but I do have to comment here. Beautiful rendition of a song that usually sounds more like nails on a chalkboard than anything else. Thanks for making the holidays special with this rendition.


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ristar2ristar2

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 28, 2009

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oh my god..... girl you got one hell of a voice! you made one annoying song into one i put on my ipod. keep up the great work.



DawnslayerDawnslayer

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 28, 2009

Lovely

Best rendition I've ever heard. Normally this song annoys the heck out of me...that beautiful voice of yours will take you anywhere you want to go. Keep singing.