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Xmas (War is Over) Cover

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Dec 22, 2009 | 5:42 AM EST
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5.4 MB
3 min 57 sec
4.10 / 5.00

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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



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Perfection = Respect.

I heard your voice and it was beautiful. Better than the original. Well done!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nicely done.

Pretty nice all in all. Its a lovely listen. The only thing keeping this from a 9 is the fact its a cover. Now don't let that discourage you. I'm just picky on originality. All in all this is still a well done version of this song!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very beautiful voice

This is a great remake, and you have a very remarkable voice.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

In response to pessimistOwl

Go suck it.
This was an incredibly beautiful piece of work which has proven yet again that less can mean much more.
Your voice is so captivating I felt that the piano wasn't even necessary but it was so soft and elegant it helped raise the emotions without driving the song.
I can't really put into words how touching this is, maybe it's my mood or because it's that time of year.
Just keep making more and use your talents to bring a little heart to an often cold and apathetic world.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

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,

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